The WFE market segmentation survey has been conducted yearly since 2007. The 2012 study is available on the Federation’s website (http://world-exchanges.org/reports/studies-and-surveys). For each market segment (large-cap, mid-cap, small-cap and micro-cap), WFE members were asked to provide, the number of listed companies, the number of trades, the market capitalization and the value of Electronic Order Book share trading.
There is a broad literature on micro aspects of equity ownership, focusing especially on features such as the distribution of direct and indirect ownership of equities by household population quintiles or broken down according to socio-demographic characteristics of the population. This line of research is based on survey data produced by pollsters or official offices of statistics.
In the US, Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) or SEFs are registering with authorities at a rapid clip. SEFs appear shiny and new and market commentators and the press report each new SEF registration with great fanfare. However, I believe SEFs are not really that new.
Moreover, for observers in the exchange space, SEFs may seem to be organized and operate similarly to exchanges. In fact, some SEFs also have licenses which allow them to operate essentially as exchanges. In some cases, they have even been referred to as exchanges. However, all SEFs cannot be called exchanges and some will operate very differently than exchanges going forward.
This month Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Throughout 20-years of its history KASE evolved into the only licensed and regulated stock exchange in Kazakhstan with the following markets: foreign currency market, government securities market, market of shares and corporate bonds, bills and derivatives market.
The exchange opened for trading in May 1997, therefore we’re still a fairly young exchange. We are a fully electronic exchange, with a state of the art trading system (UTP) and a fully integrated central shareholders register. A significant part of the trading nowadays is conducted on-line. There are 42 companies listed, with a joint market capitalization of around $ 137 billion. Turnover in 2013 averaged at around $ 80 million a day.
HOSE is the leading stock market in Vietnam, currently accounting for 85% of total market capitalization. HOSE has attracted the most large-scale companies that represent the national economy.
Over the past 15 years the number of institutional investors that reported using Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) or Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs) increased 2,086%, rising from 154 in 1997 to 3,367 institutions located in 50 countries in 2012 based on our recent analysis of regulatory filings and mutual fund holdings as collected by Thomson Reuters/Lipper and documented in our new report “ETFGI Institutional Users of ETFs and ETPs, 2012 Review”
Stock exchanges can play an important role in promoting corporate sustainability reporting. By incorporating sustainability disclosure requirements into their listing standards, stock exchanges can create a strong incentive for companies to measure and publicly disclose their sustainability performance to the market.
After an 18-year hiatus, Chinese Government bond futures are back. After more than a year of mock trading the CGB finally went live on September 6, racking up an impressive first day’s volume of 36,635 contracts. The celebratory first day gave way to more humdrum reality the following week, however, as turnover dropped off toward 5000 a day, where it has been bouncing around since. Open interest, a more robust measure of the breadth of participation, has been climbed steadily from 2,959 after the first trading day and has also settled to around 4500 contracts as of early October.
The Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), the only stock exchange in the Philippines, was incorporated in July 1992 and began operations in 1994. It is the product of the unification of two exchanges, the Manila Stock Exchange (MSE) and the Makati Stock Exchange (MkSE). The predecessor firms each had histories dating back to 1927 and 1965, respectively.