Monthly Insights

Showcasing successful bond markets

Published: May 2020
Dr Stefano Alderighi, Senior Economist Researcher at WFE, writes about successful bond markets
Joe Portelli
News & Views

Malta Stock Exchange outlines measures in response to Covid-19

Published: May 2020
Joe Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange outlines the steps taken to support staff and exchange members when Covid-19 struck Malta

An introduction to tokenization by ConsenSys

Published: May 2020
ConsenSys gives us an introduction to the tokenization of financial assets
Javier Hernani
News & Views

The exchange industry, a beacon of transparency in uncertain times

Published: May 2020
Javier Hernani, CEO, BME gives his views on how the exchange industry can be a beacon of transparency in uncertain times.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - May 2020

Published: May 2020

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the May issue of Focus.

This month we turn over the magazine to the outstanding work our member exchanges and CCPs are doing in the fight against Covid-19, from extending a hand of support to members to helping local communities cope during the pandemic.

Last month we focused on some of the measures our members were taking to ensure resilient and robust markets during a time of volatility and from this we move naturally to the work our members are doing to support the real economy.

We are proud to feature contributions from seven members:


Dr Leila Fourie

JSE finds new ways forward during South Africa’s greatest challenge

Published: May 2020
Dr Leila Fourie, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange discusses how Covid-19 presents an opportunity to help the underprivileged in our societies
Mike McClain

Distributed ledger technology and accelerated settlement

Published: May 2020
Mike McClain, Managing Director and General Manager of Equity Clearing and DTC Settlement Services, DTCC speaks about distributed ledger technology’s impact on accelerated settlement for the US equities market
Loh Boon Chye

Exiting the Covid-19 crisis will require more, not less, integration

Published: May 2020
Loh Boon Chye, CEO, Singapore Exchange explains why he thinks exiting the Covid-19 crisis will require more, not less, integration
Jiwon Jung
News & Views

KRX stands with underprivileged children against Covid-19

Published: May 2020
Jiwon Jung, Chairman, Korea Exchange explains how KRX has developed its actions around corporate social responsibility, or CSR