The World Federation of Exchanges to Hold 37th Clearing & Derivatives Forum This Week
London, April 19 – The World Federation of Exchanges (“The WFE”), the global industry group for CCPs and exchanges, will hold the 37th edition of its Clearing & Derivatives Conference virtually this week. The conference runs April 19- 23.
The conference brings together academics, policy-makers, regulators, CCPs, derivatives markets and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas on the opportunities and challenges for the future of central and bilateral clearing in the light of regulatory reforms, market structure changes and technological developments.
The programme comprises speeches, conversations, panels and presentations from a distinguished range of industry leaders and researchers in a number of key areas including CCP default management processes; recovery and resolution; the role of financial market infrastructure in managing climate-related financial risks; market resilience; changes in market structure and procyclicality.
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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 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 35% are in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 20% in the Americas. WFE’s 57 member CCPs collectively ensure that risk takers post some $800bn (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. WFE exchanges are home to 47,919 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $109 trillion; around $137 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2020).
The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its free 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.
With extensive experience of developing and enforcing high standards of conduct, the WFE and its members support an orderly, secure, fair and transparent environment for investors; for companies that raise capital; and for all who deal with financial risk. We seek outcomes that maximise the common good, consumer confidence and economic growth. And we engage with policy makers and regulators in an open, collaborative way, reflecting the central, public role that exchanges and CCPs play in a globally integrated financial system.