CEO Letter

CEO Letter - December 2018

Published: Dec 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the December issue of Focus.

On behalf of the entire WFE community, I would like to take this opportunity to express my deep sadness at the passing of Robert Cox on 7 December 2018. Bob was a friend of mine, and of the WFE, and we worked together on many interesting projects, panels and events. He had an extraordinary intelligence, infectious humour and managed to inject just a little bit of rock star into every presentation he made. At our IOMA Clearing & Derivatives conference in Frankfurt last year, he asked us to play The Beatles’ Revolution as he was hea...



Interviews

Interview with Oscar N. Onyema, CEO, The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Published: Dec 2018
Following the WFE signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA) in November, we are pleased to welcome Oscar Onyema, CEO of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), and outgoing President of ASEA as this month's Executive Profile.
Technology

Q&A with Jennifer Peve, Managing Director & Head of Solutions Business Development & Co-Head of the Office of Fintech Strategy, DTCC

Published: Dec 2018
Earlier this year, DTCC’s Office of Fintech Strategy commissioned a research project to better understand the performance and scalability of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Jennifer Peve, Managing Director & Head of Solutions Business Development & Co-Head of the Office of Fintech Strategy from DTCC discusses the results of the study.
Technology

The WFE takes part in International Conference on Emerging Perspectives on FinTech

Published: Dec 2018
The WFE recently participated in an International Conference on Emerging Perspectives on FinTech, hosted by the National Institute of Financial Management, in New Delhi, India.
Interviews

Q&A with Zhengqiang Li, Chairman, Dalian Commodity Exchange (DCE)

Published: Nov 2018
We feature a Q&A with Zhengqiang Li, Chairman, DCE who outlines the key strategic initiatives underway at the exchange, and explains why membership of the WFE is so important.
Interviews

Interview with Alina Aldambergen, Chairman of Management Board, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange JSC (KASE)

Published: Nov 2018
We feature a Q&A with Alina Aldambergen, Chairman of Management Board, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange JSC (KASE). This year marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of the exchange, and Alina traces its roots from national foreign exchange market to its role today as a universal exchange.
Emerging Markets

SEM lists first Pan-African Sovereign Bond ETF

Published: Nov 2018
On 18 September 2018, the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) listed the first Pan-African Sovereign Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) - the African Domestic Bond Fund (ADBF).
Nandini Sukumar
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - November

Published: Nov 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the November issue of Focus.

This week the WFE signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), aimed at supporting the development of the wider African capital market. We are delighted to announce this ground-breaking collaboration with ASEA because whilst the WFE’s market development mandate has always been a key pillar of the federation, this agreement crystallises our vision to support members in specific regions with targeted activity. We look forward to engaging more deeply on the topics that matter to...



Oscar N. Onyema
Emerging Markets

NSE hosts 'Digitisation, Disruption & Financial Inclusion' workshop

Published: Nov 2018
On Friday 19 October, the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) organised the 3rd edition of its Market Data Workshop in Lagos. The workshop brought together more than 500 attendees, and 28 speakers and panel discussants, for discussions on the theme of 'Digitisation, Disruption & Financial Inclusion.'