Reports & Analysis

Annual Statistics Guide 2018

Published: May 2019
The WFE has published the fourth volume of its Annual Statistics Guide.
Monthly Insights

Q1 2019 Market Update

Published: Apr 2019

In this article we examine trends in equity, exchange trade products (ETPs) and derivatives markets in Q1 2019. We compare metrics of market valuation, investment flows and trading activity in Q1 2019 to Q1 2018. We also see how markets fared in Q1 2019 when compared to the last quarter of 2018 (Q4 2018).

Equity markets

  • Domestic market capitalisation at end Q1 2019 was 84.7 trillion USD.
    • Market capitalisation was up 12.2% on end 2018. This was due to a rebound in market valuations across all regions after a sharp decline in Q4 2018.
    • However, market capitalisation was stil...
CEO Letter

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...

Jon Cherry
News & Views

Institutional investors seek greater returns through options-based strategies

Published: Apr 2019
As institutional investors continue to seek ways to improve their investment returns, many have moved from core equity and fixed income strategies to more esoteric classes, such as alternative assets, writes Jon Cherry, Global Head of Options, Northern Trust, Capital Markets.
News & Views

The WFE publishes annual Sustainability Survey

Published: Apr 2019
The WFE published the results of its fifth annual Sustainability Survey for the 2018 calendar year.
Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter
News & Views

An in-depth look at Horasis: The Global Visions Community

Published: Apr 2019
Dr Frank-Jürgen Richter, Founder and Chairman, Horasis: The Global Visions Community writes about the Horasis mission, its global meetings, and why dignity has been such an important theme for the organisation in recent months.
Pakorn Peetathawatchai

Stock Exchange of Thailand ready for Digital Transformation

Published: Apr 2019
Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is ready for digital transformation.
News & Views

The WFE publishes Annual IOMA Derivatives Report 2018

Published: Apr 2019
The WFE published its annual IOMA Derivatives Report.
News & Views

The WFE responds to FCA’s Guidance on Cryptoassets

Published: Apr 2019
The WFE has responded to the FCA's Guidance on Cryptoassets.