Pakorn Peetathawatchai
ESG

SET raises the bar for corporate sustainability disclosure practices

Published: Nov 2018
Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) writes about how the exchange is leading the way in encouraging its companies to adopt sustainable practices and sustainability reporting.
Emerging Markets

The WFE signs MOU with ASEA

Published: Nov 2018
The WFE has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), aimed at supporting the development of the wider African capital market.
Monthly Insights

Market Activity in October 2018

Published: Nov 2018
Stock markets across the globe saw a sell-off in Oct 2018 and benchmark indices fell to record low levels. In this article we examine market activity as reflected by value and volumes of trades in equities and ETFs against this backdrop.
Karim Hajji
ESG

Making finance work for humanity

Published: Nov 2018
Karim Hajji, CEO, Bourse de Casablanca writes about the exchange's commitment to promoting sustainable finance.
Emerging Markets

KASE holds Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Forum

Published: Nov 2018
On 16 November 2018, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange JSC (KASE) organised the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Forum entitled ‘The Role of stock exchanges in the economy's sustainable development’.
Interviews

Interview with Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, ATHEX Group

Published: Oct 2018
We are delighted to feature an interview with Socrates Lazaridis, CEO, ATHEX Group following the recent 58th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Athens.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - October 2018

Published: Oct 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the October issue of Focus, a particularly heavyweight edition.

We look back with fond memories to the 58th WFE General Assembly & Annual Meeting (GA&AM), which took place in Athens from 2-4 October.  We would like to thank our gracious hosts, the Athens Stock Exchange, for an outstanding event.  With more than 360 delegates this year, our Annual Meeting was the largest in WFE history, matched only by the sheer quality of our formidable roster of speakers, moderators and panellists.

Our Executive Interview of the month features, of course, our warm GA&AM ...





Steven Maijoor
News & Views

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.
News & Views

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.