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World Federation of Exchanges looks ahead to 34th IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference in Frankfurt

London, 11 April 2017 – The World Federation of Exchanges ("WFE"), which represents more than 200 market infrastructure providers including exchanges and CCPs, will hold its 34th IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference next week. The invitation-only event will take place from 19-21 April 2017, in Frankfurt, Germany.

The event, hosted by Eurex, will see more than 150 senior delegates from clearinghouses, exchanges, regulators and the buy side from around the world discuss the key market structure and business issues of the day. The focus of the two-day annual conference is on the derivatives market and post-trade.

On day one of the conference there are two key note speeches: the first is from Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities & Markets Authority (ESMA), and the second from David Wright, Chairman, EUROFI. Panel sessions that day include discussions around Brexit, euro clearing, exchange consolidation and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT).

Day two includes key note speeches from Robert Cox, Vice President & Senior Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago; and Alexander Schindler, Member of the Executive Board, Union Asset Management Holding AG, along with panel sessions on CCP Recovery & Resolution, the Supplemental Leverage Ratio and cyber resilience.

Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer, WFE said: "The WFE advocates on behalf of CCPs globally, and the clearing industry is gathering for IOMA 2017. The two-day agenda promises a rich and vibrant range of themes and issues for debate by WFE members and affiliates, key industry stakeholders, and the press. We also welcome the buy side as an important stakeholder to our meetings. Post-trade issues are fundamental to the WFE's mandate and work, and consequently one of our two annual conferences is devoted to it."

Thomas Book, Chief Executive Officer, Eurex commented: "IOMA is a key forum for the clearing and derivatives sector, so we are delighted to be hosting the 34th annual conference. We look forward to welcoming delegates to Frankfurt for a thought-provoking event, alongside the opportunity do business with one another."

Please click here to access the conference website and full agenda.

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About the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE):

Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 200 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 41% are in Asia-Pacific, 40% in EMEA and 19% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $67.9 trillion; furthermore, around $84.18 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2016).

The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics, and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its statistics database stretches back more than 40 years, and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges.

The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. The WFE shares regulatory authorities' goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system, which is critical to enhancing investor and consumer confidence, and promoting economic growth.

For more information, please contact:

Anna Watson

Head of Communications, World Federation of Exchanges

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone: +44 20 7151 4137 / +44 7850 287 685

Twitter: @WFE/ #WFEIOMA2017

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