Thomas Zeeb
Technology

Beginning of a new era

Published: Sep 2018
There are already many cryptocurrencies and trading platforms, but none of them really meet the needs of the serious investor, writes Thomas Zeeb, Head Securities & Exchanges, SIX Group. That could all be about to change – thanks to a solution made in Switzerland that opens up new opportunities for the Swiss financial centre.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - August 2018

Published: Aug 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the August issue of Focus.  We are delighted to unveil a brand-new, modern look-and-feel for the magazine, whilst still staying true to the vibrant, quality, industry-led content that has always been its mainstay. We hope you like the new format, which allows for easier navigation between thematic content, and past issues, along with greater visual impact.  The Focus website is also aligned to the new WFE website which will be launched next month – more to follow on that in due course. 

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Monthly Insights

H1 2018 Market Highlights

Published: Aug 2018
The first half of 2018 has been eventful for stock markets worldwide. While the year started on a high note with domestic market capitalisation and benchmark indices scaling record high levels in markets across the globe, February 2018 was marked by a global stock market correction and a return of volatility after a remarkably calm period over 2017.
News & Views

35 Years of S&P 500 Index Options Trading at Cboe

Published: Aug 2018
Founded in 1973 as the first US listed options exchange, Cboe Global Markets further revolutionised the financial world 10 years later with the introduction of options on broad-based stock indexes, S&P 500 Index options (SPXSM).
Technology

The WFE proposes enhancements to FSB’s Cyber Lexicon

Published: Aug 2018
The WFE has published its response to the Financial Stability Board's (FSB) Cyber Lexicon Consultation.
Technology

Global C-suite study on capital markets infrastructure technology published by Nasdaq and Celent

Published: Aug 2018
Research from Nasdaq, in collaboration with Celent, into capital markets infrastructure technology, has uncovered three important trends: the factors that are driving changes in market infrastructure; how MIs are using technology to support business strategies; and how technology spend is evolving.
Reports & Analysis

The WFE publishes H1 2018 Market Highlights Report

Published: Aug 2018
H1 2018 was eventful for stock markets worldwide. While the year started on a high note with domestic market capitalisation and benchmark indices scaling record levels in markets, February 2018 was marked by a global stock market correction and a return to volatility.
News & Views

B3 & MASP announce groundbreaking art partnership

Published: Aug 2018
Works by Brazilian artists including Anita Malfatti, Alberto da Veiga Guignard, Benedito Calixto, Candido Portinari and Emiliano di Cavalcanti have been loaned by B3 to MASP, and will be part of the museum’s collection for the next 30 years.
Interviews

Q&A with Dominic Stevens, CEO, ASX

Published: Aug 2018
Two years since Dominic Stevens became CEO of ASX, we talk to him about his first 24 months in the role, and his strategic plans for the exchange.