CEO Letter - January 2022

By: The WFE Focus Team Jan 2022

Welcome to 2022 and our first edition of the year. In January we feature insights from exchange leaders around the world.

The leaders of exchanges in Australia, the Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Taiwan and the US talk to us about what lies ahead as the pandemic enters the next phase and our industry, at the heart of capital markets, looks to the future.

Read on for conversations on consolidation, ESG, digitalisation and the future of work with ICE’s Jeff Sprecher, ASX’s Dominic Stevens, BVRM’s Edoh Kossi Amenounve, KASE’s Alina Aldambergen, SIX’s Jos Dijsselhof and Taiwan Stock Exchange Chairman Jan-yau Hsu.

The growth in environmental markets, a successful Libor transition and the launch of a new exchange in the Middle East are key achievements for ICE in the past year. Chairman and CEO Jeff Sprecher speaks of the future.

While the pandemic has taught us to expect the unexpected, ASX is pushing ahead with ambitious DLT-based projects and powering Australian IPO markets. And, as organisations globally navigate the future of work, Managing Director and CEO Dominic Stevens reflects on how flexible work arrangements combined with in-person engagement provides ASX with the best outcomes.

In 2021, SIX Group acquired BME in the midst of the pandemic and powered ahead with its digital exchange. More is to come as consolidation and digitalisation shape the industry’s future, CEO Jos Dijsselhof says. LINK.

Innovative thinking, built on stakeholder feedback, is the key to charting a course through the Covid-19 pandemic, Taiwan Stock Exchange Chairman Jan-yau Hsu says. LINK

The pandemic has brought changes and Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Chairman Alina Aldambergen looks ahead to what 2022 may hold in terms of opportunities. LINK

In West Africa, BRVM navigated the drastic events of 2021 to cope with the pandemic, keeping markets resilient as hard work in preparing for, and experience in handling, crises paid off. As the exchange marches forward into another uncertain year, acceptance of this new world is the first step to managing it, says BVRM CEO Edoh Kossi Amenounve.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2022.