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CEO Letter - March 2020

Published: Mar 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the March issue of Focus.

Since the last issue of our magazine, it’s fair to say that the world has changed beyond comprehension. Coronavirus (Covid-19) is now present in every single continent of the globe, affecting more than 200 countries as at 30 March 2020. The human impact of this virus is simply devastating, and we send our heartfelt thoughts and best wishes to every one of our members, affiliates and stakeholders as they navigate this complex new world, both professionally and personally.

As you are all aware, the economic impact o...





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CEO Letter - February 2020

Published: Feb 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the February issue of Focus.

We are delighted to continue The WFE’s 2020 Series, a special feature we started last month with 16 executives from exchanges, CCPs and regulators around the world giving their viewpoints on the year ahead, for their business, country, and region.

This month, we are pleased to welcome three more contributors as follows:

  • Ignacio Solloa, Chief Executive Officer, BME Clearing
  • Terry Duffy, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, CME Group
  • Khalid Abdullah Al Hussan, Chief Executive Officer, Saudi Stock Exch...





Nandini Sukumar
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CEO Letter - January 2020

Published: Jan 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the first issue of Focus in 2020.

Each January the WFE runs a ‘Looking Ahead’ feature in Focus, with around a dozen CEOs and Chairs from around the world giving their viewpoints on the year ahead, for their business, country, and region.

This year, as we move into a new decade, we have renamed the section ‘The WFE’s 2020 Series’ and have taken a longer-term perspective, inviting our contributors to look ahead even further into the future. We are delighted to feature 13 leaders of our industry, as follows:

  • Urs Rüegsegger, Chairman, SIX...





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CEO Letter - December 2019

Published: Dec 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the final issue of Focus for 2019.

We are delighted to round off the year on the issue of market data, an important topic for the industry that creates it: the exchanges. We released a short animation designed to educate stakeholders on the importance of valuing stock market data correctly for users who profit from it. The animation forms part of the WFE’s work to ensure that role of exchanges in creating market data is correctly understood.

Our Executive Profile this month features Socrates Lazaridis, Chief Executive Officer, Athens Stock...





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CEO Letter - November 2019

Published: Nov 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the November issue of Focus, our penultimate edition of the year.

We welcome Robert Scharfe, Chief Executive Officer of Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LuxSE), who tells us more about the LuxSE Guide to ESG Reporting. Launched just a few weeks ago, LuxSE’s Guide to ESG Reporting constitutes a comprehensive and solid roadmap for companies, issuers and asset managers to integrate ESG considerations into their business-decisions, strategies and operations, and illustrates how different stakeholders can proceed to meet investor demand for transparent and cl...



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CEO Letter - October 2019

Published: Oct 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the October issue of Focus. We have the pleasure of looking back to the WFE’s 59th General Assembly & Annual Meeting that took place in Singapore earlier this month. We would firstly like to thank our exceptionally welcoming hosts Singapore Exchange (SGX) who organised this event with grace, the utmost professionalism, and such care. It was one of our most memorable conferences - we particularly enjoyed the spectacular market opening ceremony in the SGX IPO Arena - so thank you to the outstanding team at SGX.

Our second thanks go to the superb rost...



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CEO Letter - September 2019

Published: Sep 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the September issue of Focus.

After the exchange's recent successful IPO, in the Executive Profile section we hear from Ittai Ben Zeev, Chief Executive Officer, Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) about why technology and innovation is so important for his organisation and country, and how the IPO positions TASE for the future.

Dr Urs Rüegsegger, Chairman of the WFE, delivered a speech at the 46th General Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Ibero-American Federation of Exchanges (FIAB) earlier this month. His speech focused on some of the WFE’s strategic priorit...





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CEO Letter - August 2019

Published: Aug 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the August issue of Focus, a truly bumper edition as we look back to the WFE Technology Conference 2019, which took place at the beginning of July, in Umeå, Sweden, with partner Umeå University.

We spent more than two days dissecting how our industry can work with, and benefit from, emerging technologies. These opportunities present us with a new and sometimes daunting set of challenges as we embrace and embed technology into our organisations. The world of technology is moving fast, and there is an ever-growing list of new and exciting technologic...



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CEO Letter - June

Published: Jun 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the June issue of Focus.

This month, we are delighted to welcome P. S. Reddy, the new MD & CEO of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. (MCX) who writes about reforms that have been designed to put the Indian commodity derivatives market “in orbit”. It’s heartening to hear how the industry has successfully worked hand in hand with the local regulator SEBI to drive through changes that are positively impacting the Indian market.

April 2019 marked a key milestone in Thailand-China capital market collaboration through a renewal of a memorandum of under...