The World Federation of Exchanges Publishes the Call for Papers for the WFE’s Clearing and Derivatives Conference 2022
London,15 October 2021 – The World Federation of Exchanges (“WFE”), the global industry group for CCPs and exchanges has published a Call for Papers for the WFE’s Clearing and Derivatives Conference 2022.
The World Federation of Exchanges is organising its 39th Annual Clearing and Derivatives Conference, hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange, to be held in Valetta, Malta on 27-29 April 2022. If a physical meeting is not possible, the meeting will be held virtually as in 2021.
We invite the submission of theoretical, empirical, and policy research papers on issues related to the conference topics. Papers accepted will be considered for a special issue of the Journal of Financial Markets Infrastructures (JFMI). The submission deadline is 13 December 2021.
The objective of the conference is to bring together academics, practitioners, and policymakers from around the world to share original research and exchange ideas on the opportunities and challenges for the future of central and bilateral clearing. By bringing academia and industry together, in a mutually enriching conversation, the conference aims at stimulating the generation of new ideas and approaches to these topics. The programme will comprise keynote speeches, expert panels, and paper presentations. Accepted papers will be assigned an industry discussant.
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 $1 trillion (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.