Regulatory Affairs

Regulation can make the difference between markets that inspire confidence and markets that don’t. The WFE champions effective rules for the modern, global economy and its future growth.

Our unique perspective comes from uniting authorised exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs) worldwide. With extensive experience of developing and enforcing high standards, WFE members support an orderly, secure, fair and transparent environment for investors; for companies that raise capital; and for all who face risk. 

The WFE updates members on legislative developments. We analyse evidence, encourage debate and seek outcomes that maximise the common good. We also engage with major policymakers in an open, collaborative way, reflecting the central, public role that exchanges and CCPs perform in an internationally integrated financial system.

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Demystifying Tokenisation: Embracing the Future

Published: 11 Jun 2024
This paper will present tokenisation as a natural evolution in the financial industry. Following the move from paper share certificates to dematerialisation, tokenisation possibly represents the next step for traditional assets. Tokenisation maintains the core principles of traditional assets, such as ownership and regulatory compliance, while offering potential over traditional assets. Rather than a radical departure from the norm, tokenised traditional assets should be viewed as nothing more than a modernised and innovative iteration of traditional finance, providing new opportunities for investors and market participants.
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Demystifying Tokenisation: Embracing the Future

Published: 11 Jun 2024
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WFE welcomes EFRAG’s ESRS requirements for Listed SMEs

Published: 28 May 2024
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Regulatory Affairs, Technology

AI: the common-sense approach

Published: 25 Apr 2024
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WFE Response to IOSCO’s Consultation Report on Market Outages

Published: 01 Mar 2024
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WFE Best Practice document on Emerging Risk Management

Published: 22 Dec 2023
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WFE response to FRB - capital rules for large banks

Published: 21 Dec 2023
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CCPs, Clearing, News, News & Views, Regulation, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, WFE News

WFE: CCP Governance Practices

Published: 15 Dec 2023
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Response to the ESMA Call for Evidence on Shortening The Settlement Cycle in Europe

Published: 14 Dec 2023
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The Importance of Exchange Governance to Financial Markets

Published: 14 Dec 2023
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WFE expresses support for IAASB’s efforts in creating ISSA 5000 

Published: 01 Dec 2023
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Clearing, Regulation, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

Response: FSB Financial Resources & Tools for CCP Resolution

Published: 20 Nov 2023
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Regulatory Affairs, Technology

WFE Welcomes IOSCO’s Recommendations on Decentralised Finance

Published: 19 Oct 2023
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Clearing, News, News & Views, Regulation, Regulatory Affairs, WFE News

WFE Response to the CFTC’s Request for Comment on the Impact of Affiliations of Certain CFTC-Regulated Entities

Published: 27 Sep 2023
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Financing the Future

Published: 18 Sep 2023
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Green Equity Principles & Guidance - Public call for comments

Published: 14 Sep 2023
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The WFE expresses support for changes proposed by the OECD on State Owned Enterprises guidelines

Published: 13 Sep 2023
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The WFE asks ISSB to focus on quality of reporting, nature, human rights and human capital

Published: 01 Sep 2023
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WFE says FSB’s approach to use of third parties should be positive, risk-based and outcomes-focused

Published: 25 Aug 2023
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WFE Response: IOSCO Policy Recommendations for Crypto and Digital Asset Markets

Published: 31 Jul 2023
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WFE supports ISSB approach to International Applicability of the SASB Standards

Published: 28 Jul 2023
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WFE Response to FCA’s CP23/10 Consultation Paper

Published: 26 Jun 2023
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WFE Response to TNFD Beta v0.4 Framework Consultation

Published: 25 May 2023
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WFE supports increasing transparency and competitive fairness in the US equities markets

Published: 30 Mar 2023
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Regulatory Affairs

WFE Response to the EU consultation on Listing Act

Published: 27 Mar 2023
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News, Regulatory Affairs, WFE News

The WFE Green Equity Principles

Published: 23 Mar 2023
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ESG, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, WFE News

WFE responds to IOSCO Compliance Carbon Markets - Consultation Report

Published: 08 Feb 2023
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ESG, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Affairs, WFE News

WFE responds to IOSCO Voluntary Carbon Markets - Discussion Report

Published: 08 Feb 2023
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Clearing, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Affairs

WFE Response: CPMI-IOSCO Discussion Paper on CCP Practices for Addressing NDLs

Published: 11 Oct 2022
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Our Regulatory Affairs Team

Our Regulatory Affairs team brings experience and expertise in public policy, regulation and international relations. With more than 30 years of combined experience, it drives our advocacy programme. Through our work with and on behalf of our members, we help build and protect effective markets.

  • Richard Metcalfe

    Richard Metcalfe

    Head of Regulatory Affairs
  • Victoria Powell

    Victoria Powell

    Senior Manager – ESG, Regulatory Affairs
  • Chhavi Sinha

    Chhavi Sinha

    Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • James Auliffe

    James Auliffe

    Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Charlie Ryder

    Charlie Ryder

    Manager, Regulatory Affairs
  • Simrita Lota

    Simrita Lota

    Manager, Regulatory Affairs