Shyrose Osman
ESG

Embedding ESG: an exchange perspective

Published: May 2019
Shyrose Osman, Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications, Dubai Financial Market (DFM) updates us on the various initiatives DFM is undertaking on ESG issues, including its ESG workshop series and its Sustainability Committee.
Bassam Abu Abbas
ESG

The importance of financial education

Published: May 2019
We feature an article from Bassam Abu Abbas, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Amman Stock Exchange who firmly believes that financial education is becoming ever more critical, not only for investment purposes but also for improving day-to-day financial understanding.
José Antonio Martínez
ESG

Sustainable development: the Santiago exchange's agenda

Published: May 2019
José Antonio Martínez, Chief Executive Officer, Bolsa de Santiago gives us an overview of how the Chilean exchange is tackling two big industry topics: sustainability and technology, using innovation as the cornerstone of its innovation strategy.
News & Views

Corporates raise record $770,000 at SGX Bull Charge charity golf event

Published: May 2019
SGX raised $770,000 at their Bull Charge Charity Golf event.
ESG

More than 50 exchanges joined Global Money Week 2019

Published: May 2019
The 8th edition of Global Money Week (GMW) took place at the end of March 2019 with over 50 exchanges welcoming children and young people as part of the ‘Ring Around the World’ initiative, which gave them valuable opportunities to learn about the work of exchanges worldwide.
Monthly Insights

Equity options and futures volumes (January – April 2019)

Published: May 2019
In this article we look at trading activity (measured by volume traded) in single stock and stock index options and futures over the January to April 2019 period when compared to the same period in 2018.
Greg Wojciechowski
ESG

Bermuda Stock Exchange launches ESG initiative

Published: May 2019
Greg Wojciechowski, President & CEO of the Bermuda Stock Exchanges, discusses BSX's strategy and initiatives to encourage best practice in the area of responsible investment for sustainable development.
Jim Hraska
CCPs

FICC is transforming the repo market

Published: May 2019
Q&A with Jim Hraska, Managing Director and General Manager, FICC, DTCC who discusses the success of the firm's Sponsored DVP Repo Service, the impact of expansion, and benefits for the industry.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - May 2019

Published: May 2019

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the May issue of Focus.

Our first Executive Profile of the month is Datuk Umar Swift, Chief Executive Officer, Bursa Malaysia. His inspirational article urges us to create connections “across a wider group of parties…that they may reach deeper into our society and deliver the kind of value that continues to build for generations.”

We are delighted to welcome José Antonio Martínez, Chief Executive Officer, Bolsa de Santiago who gives us an overview of how the Chilean exchange is tackling two big industry topics: sustainability and technology, using innova...