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CEO Letter - October 2017

Published: Oct 2017

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to Focus, the October issue.

This month, we are delighted to feature an interview with Kesara Manchusree, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), following the recent WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Bangkok. Khun Kesara tells us about SET’s dynamic three-part strategy, and outlines her vision for the exchange.

Businesses across industries are facing disruption and the exchange sector is no different, writes Loh Boon Chye, CEO, Singapore Exchange (SGX). His article makes for inspiring reading, and he concludes by saying that the exchanges of the future ...

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CEO Letter - September 2017

Published: Sep 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to your bumper September 2017 issue of Focus.

This month, we look back at the successful 57th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting (6-8 September, Bangkok, Thailand). The three-day event showcased the truly exceptional warmth and hospitality of our gracious hosts the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET); we would like to warmly thank each and every member of the SET team for an unforgettable conference.

The theme of the GA&AM this year was around the role of exchanges and CCPs in fostering economic growth and development, and this golden thread brought togethe...

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CEO Letter - August 2017

Published: Aug 2017

Dear Colleagues,

After a summer break, welcome to your August 2017 issue of Focus.

The WFE and its members are united in their grief following the passing of Magnus Böcker in July. Magnus, who was known to many of us personally, had decades of leadership experience in the exchange industry. He became CEO of OMX AB in 2003, having joined the organisation in the 1980s. He was President of NASDAQ OMX during 2008 and 2009, after spearheading the merger of OMX and Nasdaq in 2008, and was CEO of the Singapore Exchange from 2009 to June 2015.

Magnus, who was also associated with the WFE f...

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CEO Letter - June 2017

Published: Jun 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the June 2017 issue of Focus, where, among other highlights, we look back at the WFE Working Committee (WoCo), which took place earlier this month. Over 50 participants from 30 exchanges and CCPs around the world met in London to discuss the ongoing work of the WFE, and take decisions on some key focus areas such as DLT and current Statistics Advisory Group (SAG) projects.

An important topic covered in June’s WoCo was how market infrastructures can navigate an increasingly regional world. Following on from that discussion, we are delighted to welcome a contr...

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CEO Letter - May 2017

Published: May 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the May 2017 issue of Focus, where we look back at the 42nd International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Conference, which took place earlier this month.

As part of our review of the conference, we are delighted to welcome Paul Andrews, Secretary General, IOSCO. In this Q&A, Paul gives us an in-depth overview of the key priorities for the global standard setter, sets out his vision, and outlines the ways in which the WFE can work even more closely with IOSCO in the future, given our close alignment in terms of both mandate and priority...

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CEO Letter - April 2017

Published: Apr 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the April 2017 issue of Focus, where we look back at another memorable WFE IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference. The event, which took place in Frankfurt from 19-21 April, saw more than 150 delegates debate the most important market structure and business issues affecting the clearing and derivatives sector. We enjoyed razor-sharp insights and viewpoints from some of the most senior players in the sector - exchanges, CCPs, regulators, the buy side and the media - particularly around the topics of Brexit, cyber, the future of euro clearing, and CCP recovery and...

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CEO Letter - March 2017

Published: Mar 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the March 2017 issue of Focus.

We are busy as we prepare for the 34th IOMA WFE Clearing & Derivatives Conference (19-21 April, Frankfurt), and look forward to welcoming you there. You can read the full programme here, and registration is still open, so please click here to sign up. The two-day agenda promises a rich and vibrant range of themes and issues for debate by WFE members and affiliates, key industry stakeholders, and the press.

Our CEO Interview this month is with Edemir Pinto, CEO of B3. He tells us about the creation of B3 - the combination of...

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CEO Letter - February 2017

Published: Feb 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the February 2017 issue of Focus, where on the eve of his retirement from CBOE Holdings and the WFE, we celebrate the role and contribution William J. Brodsky has made to the industry. We’re delighted to include a superb montage of photographic moments from his career, some words from his friends, colleagues and peers, alongside an in-depth interview with Bill himself. Bill is truly a titan of the capital markets, and we wish him every happiness and success as he starts a new adventure in his son’s investment management firm.

The WFE held a successful Workin...

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CEO Letter - January 2017

Published: Jan 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the January 2017 issue of Focus, where we look ahead to the coming year with five of the world’s leading CEOs and Chairmen of exchanges and CCPs.

We are delighted to welcome:

CHOW Chung Kong, Chairman, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited
Jeffrey Sprecher, Chairman & CEO, Intercontinental Exchange
Craig Donohue, Chairman & CEO, Options Clearing Corporation
Himmet Karadağ, Chairman, Borsa İstanbul
José-Oriol Bosch, CEO, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores

They share their insights and viewpoints for 2017, reflecting on the key issues and themes...