Press releases

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) has formed  a new sustainability working group at its Working Committee meeting in Mumbai last week.

In 2013, the number of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) worldwide increased by 3% to 22 billion contracts, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

World Federation of Exchanges Publishes 2013 Global Market Highlights

World Federation of Exchanges officially headquartered in London

At the WFE General Assembly in Mexico City, the WFE delegates have made a landmark decision to approve moving the WFE’s headquarters from Paris to London.  The move to London will be envisaged by the end of 2013.

 

(Paris, September 23, 2013) -  The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) announced today that the 2013 WFE Award for Excellence will be awarded to Professor Robert C. Merton, MIT Sloan School of Management, and Professor Myron Scholes, Stanford Graduate School of Business and the late Fischer Black, former Director of the Quantitative Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs, in recognition of their development of the groundbreaking Black-Scholes Model in 1973.

Share trading value increases 23% while exchange-traded derivative volumes rebound

PARIS (July 25, 2013) – The World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) semi-annual survey of global markets found that the value of share trading on its member exchanges increased 23% during the first half of 2013, while the volume of exchange-trade derivatives increased 14% after a negative performance in 2012.

 

The Research Department of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) today published a joint Staff Working Paper, with the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), entitled Cyber-crime, securities markets and systemic risk.

The report explores the evolving nature of cyber-crime in securities markets and the threat it poses to the fair and efficient functioning of markets. Importantly, it highlights the urgent need to consider cyber threats to securities markets as a potential systemic risk. 

(29 May 2013, PARIS) The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) today released a review on High Frequency Trading (HFT), describing it as a technology that financial firms are embracing around the world. Besides, the study notes the many initiatives and risk management practices that exchanges have adopted to enhance the safety, stability and integrity of the markets.

BUSAN, S. KOREA (2 May, 2013) –Leaders of the many of the largest exchanges and clearinghouses will assemble 6-7 May for the annual derivatives conference of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and the International Options Market Association (IOMA).  The 30th annual meeting will focus on market and regulatory issues currently changing the world’s derivatives landscape. 

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