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CEO Letter - May 2019

Published: May 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the May issue of Focus.

Our first Executive Profile of the month is Datuk Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia. His inspirational article urges us to create connections “across a wider group of parties…that they may reach deeper into our society and deliver the kind of value that continues to build for generations.”

We are delighted to welcome José Antonio Martínez, Chief Executive Officer, Bolsa de Santiago who gives us an overview of how the Chilean exchange is tackling two big industry topics: sustainability and technology, using innova...





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CEO Letter - April 2019

Published: Apr 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the April issue of Focus, a bumper edition with the latest news and updates from the WFE.

We kicked off April with the 36th IOMA: WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference 2019 in Mumbai (2-4 April), and enjoyed three lively days of networking, debate and discussion. We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank our gracious hosts National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) who welcomed us so warmly. Not only did delegates take away valuable insights following the various panels, fireside chats and debates, but the cultural programme also allowed us a g...



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CEO Letter - March 2019

Published: Mar 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the March issue of Focus. 

This month we are pleased to profile Mohamed Farid Saleh, Executive Chairman of The Egyptian Exchange (EGX), who shares his views on the key global trends that will have an impact on the financial infrastructure market in 2019. He also reveals the strategic priorities that will underpin EGX’s operations over the coming months, and outlines the exchange’s strong focus on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues.

This month's issue also features two fascinating contributions on the importance of sustainability. Andrey Brag...





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CEO Letter - February 2019

Published: Feb 2019

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the February issue of Focus.

We are pleased to have two contributions this month on the important topic of regulatory coherence, or equivalence, a key strategic priority for the WFE in 2019. We hear from Mark Wetjen, Managing Director, Head of Global Public Policy, DTCC & Chairman of the Board, DTCC Deriv/SERV LLC on the role that market structure reforms and international standards bodies can play in mitigating the risks of market fragmentation; and from Lukas Gähwiler, Chairman, UBS Switzerland AG & Member of the Board, Swiss Finance Council who writes that...



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CEO Letter - January 2019

Published: Jan 2019

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to January's Focus - our first issue, looking ahead to a busy year in 2019.

To get us started, we have a piece from Dr Urs Rüegsegger, Chairman, SIX Swiss Exchange & Chairman, WFE. Urs has been deeply involved in the work of the WFE since he became Working Committee Chairman in late 2014, and we are delighted to have that recognised formally as he becomes our Chair for the next two years. He has a deep understanding of the industry, a clear vision of the future, and a dry wit and unassuming style that has made him beloved of the WFE’s 71 members, representing 300 market...

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CEO Letter - December 2018

Published: Dec 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the December issue of Focus.

On behalf of the entire WFE community, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep sadness at the passing of Robert Cox on 7 December 2018. Bob was a friend of mine, and of the WFE, and we worked together on many interesting projects, panels and events. He had an extraordinary intelligence, infectious humour and managed to inject just a little bit of rock star into every presentation he made. At our IOMA Clearing & Derivatives conference in Frankfurt last year, he asked us to play The Beatles’ Revolution as he was hea...



Nandini Sukumar
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CEO Letter - November

Published: Nov 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the November issue of Focus.

This week the WFE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), aimed at supporting the development of the wider African capital market. We are delighted to announce this ground-breaking collaboration with ASEA because whilst the WFE’s market development mandate has always been a key pillar of the federation, this agreement crystallises our vision to support members in specific regions with targeted activity. We look forward to engaging more deeply on the topics that matter to...



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CEO Letter - October 2018

Published: Oct 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the October issue of Focus, a particularly heavyweight edition.

We look back with fond memories to the 58th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting (GA&AM), which took place in Athens from 2-4 October.  We would like to thank our gracious hosts, the Athens Stock Exchange, for an outstanding event.  With more than 360 delegates this year, our Annual Meeting was the largest in WFE history, matched only by the sheer quality of our formidable roster of speakers, moderators and panellists.

Our Executive Interview of the month features, of course, our warm GA&AM ...





Nandini Sukumar
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CEO Letter - September 2018

Published: Sep 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the September issue of Focus

Dr Pakorn Peetathawatchai took the position of President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) on 1 June 2018, becoming the 13th SET President.  This month in the Executive Profile section, we talk to him about his first 100 days in the role, how he is putting technology at the heart of the business, and his vision for the future.

We are pleased to welcome a contribution from Thomas Zeeb, Head Securities & Exchanges, SIX, who writes about the launch of SIX Digital Exchange, the world's first fully integrated infrastructur...