Features

Ryan Ingram
CCPs

The interconnectedness of CCPs and banks

Published: Apr 2018
Ryan Ingram, Group Regulatory Analytics, Risk Policy & FMI Strategy, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEX) summarises the themes from the panel he moderated at IOMA earlier in April.
Emerging Markets

The WFE attends 7th Building African Financial Markets seminar

Published: Apr 2018
On 19 April 2018, Siobhan Cleary, the WFE’s Head of Research & Public Policy, joined over 100 African exchange CEOs, regulators, and market participants for the seventh Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity building seminar.
Emerging Markets

Enhancing the financing capability of SMEs & family firms: the experience in China

Published: Mar 2018
At the recent WFE SME conference in Malta, Dr Zeng Bin, Researcher, Research Institute, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) took part in a panel focused on the WFE report on listing family-run businesses. Here he writes about the experience of financing SMEs in China.
Hanita Othman
Emerging Markets

Fundraising by SMEs in Malaysia

Published: Mar 2018
Hanita Othman, Vice President, Primary Market, Listing Development, Bursa Malaysia (BM) recently took part in the WFE’s SME conference, on a panel about global perspectives and solutions, and writes here about how BM has helped fundraising efforts by SMEs.
Emerging Markets

The journey of moving towards T+2 in Thailand

Published: Mar 2018
Kesara Manchusree, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) outlines how the Thai market successfully moved to a T+2 settlement cycle earlier this month.
News & Views

Public Venture Capital (SMEs) - If it were easy, everyone would be great at it

Published: Mar 2018
Ungad Chadda, SVP, Head of Enterprise Strategy & Former President, Capital Formation, TMX Group was a panellist at the WFE SME Conference on a session focused on new models for SME market-based financing; he takes us through the key discussion points.
News & Views

Richard Metcalfe named as the WFE’s Head of Regulatory Affairs

Published: Mar 2018
The WFE is pleased to confirm Richard Metcalfe has been appointed as its Head of Regulatory Affairs.
News & Views

65 exchanges ‘Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018

Published: Mar 2018
Thirty-two WFE members joined the ’Ring the Bell for Gender Equality’ initiative between 5-9 March to promote female economic empowerment for International Women’s Day 2018 (Thursday 8 March). In total, 65 exchanges participated in the initiative.
Technology

The WFE responds to FCA’s consultation on global sandboxes to test FinTech applications

Published: Mar 2018
The WFE has welcomed the UK Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) initiative to consult the market on broadening the reach of its existing regulatory sandbox, and reiterated its support for a globally coherent approach to FinTech.