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Nandini Sukumar
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CEO Letter November-2023

Published: Nov 2023

Welcome to the November issue of WFE Focus.

This month we focus on efforts our members around the world are making to address the challenges of climate change ahead of COP28, the United Nations conference on the topic starting Nov. 30.

Sohn Byungdoo, CEO of the Korea Exchange, kicks things off by detailing initiatives to steer financial markets toward a sustainable and resilient future. Gregor Spilker of CME group examines the impact electric vehicles are having on commodity markets worldwide and Laurent Poirot of SGX discusses building a global ecosystem of equities-based climate solutions co...

Nandini Sukumar
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CEO Letter October-2023

Published: Oct 2023

Our October issue is devoted to financial literacy and investor education, which WFE members believe in very strongly. Exchanges and CCPs, WFE members, place investor protection – of which literacy and education are key components – at the heart of the public markets they operate. It’s one of the things that distinguish them from other parts of the system and has become even more important as we are seeing increased participation in financial markets by retail investors and younger people.

In this edition, we hear from nine organisations around the world, starting with IOSCO, as the seventh W...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter September-2023

Published: Sep 2023

Welcome to the September issue of WFE Focus.

In this month’s edition, Greg Wojciechowski, the Bermuda Stock Exchange’s CEO, welcomes the industry to the WFE’s 62nd General Assembly & Annual Meeting. The meeting, which has brought the industry together globally for over 60 years, will be held in Bermuda for the first time from Sept. 19 - 21.

We also have a number of contributions that focus on technology and how it may affect exchanges in the future.

Guy Melamed, Exberry’s CEO, offers his take on the next stage of cloud-based trading technology; Daria Degtyarenko, Exactpro’s senior communicatio...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter August-2023

Published: Aug 2023

Welcome to the August issue of WFE Focus.

In this month’s edition, the Taiwan Futures Exchange celebrates 25 years since launching its first product and Chairman Tzu-Hsin Wu looks back at some of its successes and talks about what’s ahead.

Sohn Byungdoo, the CEO of Korea Exchange, shares his vision and goals and discusses how he sees ESG considerations affecting markets.

The CEO of SGX Group, Loh Boon Chye, talks about the growing links between the capital markets of Singapore and India.

Ana Buchaim, VP of People, Marketing, Communication, Sustainability and Social Investment at B3, writes abo...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter-July 2023

Published: Jul 2023

Welcome to the July issue of Focus.

This month we are excited to announce our Market Infrastructure Certificate programme, the first educational qualification for our industry.

This unique programme will help the next generation of financial services leaders worldwide understand the functioning and role of the organisations that underpin public markets.

Elsewhere in Focus this month, Artem Grechishnikov, senior QA project manager of Exactpro, explains the issues that must be addressed when considering moving operations to a cloud infrastructure.

Phil Mackintosh, chief economist and senior vice...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter-June 2023

Published: Jun 2023

Welcome to the June issue of WFE Focus.

This month we focus on transformations and how technological and social changes are affecting the financial industry in different ways.

Michael Tang, who heads sustainable development at the regulatory arm of the Singapore Exchange, discusses how stakeholder capitalism may revolutionise the way corporations act and bring about a better world.

Adilson Maria, the senior developer at Vermiculus Financial Technology, describes how the combination of real-time data and powerful APIs may transform clearing, trading and central securities depository pl...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter-May 2023

Published: May 2023

Welcome to the May issue of WFE Focus.

This month’s edition spans the globe, with contributions from Europe, North America and Asia. It also covers a range of issues that are shaping global market infrastructure.

In Europe, Dr. Christopher P. Buttigieg of the Malta Financial Services Authority discusses some ways that financial crises have shaped the European System of Financial Supervision.

Nicholas Godec and Srichandra Masabathula of S&P Global take us deeply into the world of fixed income tradable indices.

And finally, Tang Rui of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange details how the exchange is work...

Pedro Gurrola-Perez
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CEO Letter-April 2023

Published: Apr 2023

Welcome to the April issue of WFE Focus.

In this month’s edition, we bring you some of the highlights from our CCP & Derivatives Conference, WFE Clear, which was hosted by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and its clearinghouse, JSE Clear, at the end of March.

The conference was a remarkable success, with academics, policy makers and industry participants engaging in deep and insightful conversations around a wide range of topics in clearing, ranging from the impact of technological innovation to the role of clearing within the real economy.

I was particularly impressed by the exceptional qualit...

Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - March 2023

Published: Mar 2023

This year, the third year of the WFE initiative, we had more than 50 great nominations, shattering a glass ceiling of its own kind as our industry put forward leaders from market infrastructures both big and small, emerging and developed, from Asia-Pac, EMEA and the Americas.

All the nominees are tremendous leaders: inspirational, intelligent, and hardworking with perseverance and grit. They reflect lives of substance.

To those who made the list this year, well done. The choices were the toughest ones yet, and those who didn’t make the final cut – don’t be deterred. Come forward again...