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Stock Exchanges to join Global Money Week, 25–31 March 2019

Published: Jan 2019
Global Money Week (GMW) is an annual financial awareness campaign built to inspire children and young people to learn about money matters, livelihoods and entrepreneurship. The 8th edition of GMW is taking place from 25-31 March 2019 in over 150 countries.
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SGX Bull Charge raises more than $3.3 million for charity

Published: Dec 2018
Singapore Exchange’s (SGX) flagship charity initiative Bull Charge held its annual Charity Run on 30 November, rallying the financial community to another successful year of fundraising with more than $3.3 million in proceeds, the highest amount in over a decade.
Steven Maijoor
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The state of implementation of MiFID II and preparing for Brexit

Published: Oct 2018
Steven Maijoor, Chair, European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) opened the 2018 WFE Annual Meeting in Athens with this key note speech.
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Protecting transparency and liquidity in uncertain times

Published: Oct 2018
Following his participation in the 'renewal, rebuilding and rebirth of economies' panel at the recent 58th WFE GA&AM in Athens, Jan Boomaars, CEO, Optiver, writes about the dramatic increase of systematic internalisation and strict capital requirements that are creating an environment that threatens efficient markets in Europe.
Daniel Leon
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Meet the challenges collectively

Published: Oct 2018
Daniel Leon, Head of MACS Engineering and Execution, AXA IM gives the buy side perspective, and calls for a collective approach to prepare for the next crisis.
Samara Cohen
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ETFs and the making of the modern market

Published: Oct 2018
On the second day of the WFE's recent Annual Meeting in Athens, Samara Cohen, Head of iShares Global Markets, BlackRock gave a fascinating presentation on the ETF market, and traced trading and markets back through time to the use of clay tokens in 3500 BC. Samara summarises that presentation in this month's Focus.
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The WFE participates in UNCTAD's 2018 World Investment Forum

Published: Oct 2018
The WFE took a very active role in the recent UNCTAD World Investment Forum in Geneva, with WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar speaking at the event's Grand Opening, moderating the SSE Global Dialogue, and also a participant on the WFE/UNCTAD panel on sustainability, commodities and derivatives.
Nandini Sukumar
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Third annual ‘Women Leaders in Financial Infrastructure’ event takes place in Amsterdam

Published: Oct 2018
For the third time, female leaders came together, this time in Amsterdam, to share their experiences with aspiring future leaders of the industry.
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Watch latest WFE video - 'Markets in Renewal'

Published: Oct 2018
At the opening of the WFE Annual Meeting in Athens on Wednesday 3 October, the WFE showed its latest video, entitled 'Markets in Renewal'.