Craig Phillips
Interviews

Q&A with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Published: May 2018
We are delighted to feature a Q&A interview with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Monthly Insights

Interest rate derivatives volumes in April 2018

Published: May 2018
Interest rate derivatives volume traded in April 2018 recorded a sharp decline when compared to volumes in March 2018. An overall 28.9% decline in volumes traded was due to a fall in volumes across all three regions - Americas (-28.5%), Asia-Pacific (-40.6%) and EMEA region (-27.1%).
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - May 2018

Published: May 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the May issue of Focus, which has a real CCP flavour this month.

We continue to look back at the key themes to emerge from our recent IOMA: WFE’s Clearing & Derivatives Conference, with a number of interviews and contributions from participants at the event.

We kick off with a Q&A interview with Craig Phillips, Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury who joined me and Craig Donohue, OCC's Executive Chairman & CEO, and hosts of this year’s IOMA, in a Fireside Chat. In this issue, he addresses some of the critical questions around Treasury’s key ref...

Dubi Vigdorovich
Technology

Securing securities exchange systems

Published: May 2018
Dubi Vigdorovich, Cyber, CISO & Data Security Unit Manager, Information Technology and Operations Department, Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), provides tips on mitigating cybersecurity vulnerabilities at exchanges.
Kesara Manchusree
Technology

SET boosts Thai startups with new blockchain-based platform

Published: May 2018
Kesara Manchusree, President of the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) writes in May's edition of Focus about the launch of 'LiVE', a new blockchain-based platform that aims to boost startups in Thailand.
News & Views

The WFE responds to IOSCO's consultation on VCMs

Published: May 2018
The WFE has responded to IOSCO's Consultation Report on 'Mechanisms used by trading venues to manage extreme volatility and preserve orderly trading'.
ESG

Exchanges maturing in ESG leadership - new WFE sustainability survey

Published: May 2018
The WFE has published its fourth annual Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) survey of member exchanges, which shows nearly 90% are embracing sustainability initiatives.
Paul Wong,
CCPs

Enhancing CCP transparency

Published: May 2018
At the WFE IOMA Clearing & Derivatives Conference, Paul Wong, Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments & Market Infrastructures, BIS took part in a panel on how CCPs and banks connect. Here he looks at the importance of CCP transparency.
CCPs

The importance of CCPs – an African perspective

Published: May 2018
Alicia Greenwood, Director, Post Trade Services, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), and newly elected Vice-Chair of the WFE's CCP Working Group, gives her regional perspective on the importance of CCPs.