Key themes included response to regulation, Moscow’s emergence as major financial center, and recovery of global exchange-traded derivatives The 31st annual World Federation of Exchanges/IOMA conference, devoted to the global derivatives market, concluded today in Moscow. The annual conference brings together both the leaders of the world's futures and options markets and global clearing houses, to discuss market and regulatory issues affecting the global derivatives landscape. This year the conference was hosted by Moscow Exchange, Russia’s main public markets trading platform.
Exchanges and clearinghouse leaders will assemble in Moscow next week for the World Federation of Exchanges’ (WFE) 31st annual derivatives conference, the International Options Market Association (IOMA). The conference, which will take place 26-28 May, will be a forum for the discussion of key regulatory issues affecting the global derivatives landscape. The WFE-IOMA conference will also partner again this year with the Global Association of Central Counterparties, (CCP12) to offer a half-day of combined sessions that will focus on the new challenges facing the clearing markets.
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.
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.