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CEO Letter - August 2018

Published: Aug 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the August issue of Focus.  We are delighted to unveil a brand-new, modern look-and-feel for the magazine, whilst still staying true to the vibrant, quality, industry-led content that has always been its mainstay. We hope you like the new format, which allows for easier navigation between thematic content, and past issues, along with greater visual impact.  The Focus website is also aligned to the new WFE website which will be launched next month – more to follow on that in due course. 

Two years since Dominic Stevens became CEO of ASX, we talk to him in the Exe...

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CEO Letter - June 2018

Published: Jun 2018
Welcome to June’s issue of Focus, a bumper issue where we look back once again at our Working Committee meeting in London at the end of May, and our recent symposium in Shanghai.
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CEO Letter - May 2018

Published: May 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the May issue of Focus, which has a real CCP flavour this month.

We continue to look back at the key themes to emerge from our recent IOMA: WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference, with a number of interviews and contributions from participants at the event.

We kick off with a Q&A interview with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury who joined me and Craig Donohue, OCC's Executive Chairman & CEO, and hosts of this year’s IOMA, in a Fireside Chat. In this issue, he addresses some of the critical questions around Treasury’s key ref...

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CEO Letter - April 2018

Published: Apr 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the April issue of Focus.

This month we look back at the recent 35th IOMA: WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference, hosted in Chicago by the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC). We would like to thank our very kind hosts, who put on a truly memorable event in one of the greatest cities in the world.

The theme of IOMA this year focused on the important role of exchanges and CCPs in maintaining market integrity, and this topic formed the basis of a joint report between the WFE and Oliver Wyman, which was launched at the event. The report looked at three key areas: how e...

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CEO Letter - March 2018

Published: Mar 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the March issue of Focus, where we look back at the recent WFE SME Conference in Valletta, hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). The WFE would like to thank our very wonderful hosts for their outstanding hospitality in what is truly a remarkable city and country.

In the Executive Interview section, we are delighted to welcome SME Conference host Joseph Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), who talks to us about the impact of the recent WFE SME Conference in Malta, outlines the exchange's strong focus on SMEs, including its Prospects MTF platform, and sh...

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CEO Letter - February 2018

Published: Feb 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the February issue of Focus, where we look back at the recent WFE Working Committee in Frankfurt at the end of last month, hosted by Deutsche Börse AG.

At the meeting, we welcomed a compelling presentation from Dr Alexandra Hachmeister, Chief Regulatory Officer, Head of Group Regulatory Strategy, Deutsche Börse AG who gave us the view of a Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI) operator in the European Union on the regulation of financial markets. This month, we feature a summary of that presentation, where Alexandra outlines the main drivers for European financial ma...

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CEO Letter - January 2018

Published: Jan 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to your January 2018 issue of Focus. This month, we are pleased to welcome viewpoints from seven of our members, each offering their perspectives on the key themes and topics to look out for in the coming year. We are delighted to feature the following exchange and CCP executives:

  • Gilson Finkelsztain, CEO, B3
  • Ed Tilly, CEO & Chairman, Cboe Global Markets
  • Diana Chan, CEO, EuroCCP
  • Nicky Newton-King, CEO, JSE
  • Alina Aldambergen, CEO, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE)
  • Chairman Jan-yau HSU, Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)
  • Ittai Ben-Zeev, CEO, Tel Aviv Stoc...
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CEO Letter - December 2017

Published: Dec 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to last issue of Focus for 2017. Thank you for your continued support and readership over the past 12 months, as we have grown and evolved the publication into a dynamic and even more relevant journal for the market infrastructure space. Look out for further improvements to the Focus website later on in 2018.

This month, we are very pleased to welcome Mark Peterson, CEO of NZX, who takes us through his first few months as CEO, and looks at the key role the exchange plays within the country's capital markets system.

We have a timely contribution from Michael...





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CEO Letter - November 2017

Published: Nov 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to November’s Focus, a packed issue full to bursting with news and updates from across the global financial market infrastructure sector.

In November, the WFE published a position paper discussing the implications of international regulatory dissonance, supported by a series of policy recommendations to promote better regulatory coherence. This important paper identified the adverse effects of diverging approaches to the implementation of financial regulation, and proposed solutions related to give key areas: disproportionate expense; implementation timelines; ...