Reports & Analysis

Growth in Americas helps derivatives market offset declines in EMEA & Asia-Pacific - new WFE IOMA report

Published: Apr 2018
The WFE has published its annual WFE IOMA Derivatives Market Report which shows the total volume of derivatives traded in 2017 declined by 0.2%.
Ryan Ingram
CCPs

The interconnectedness of CCPs and banks

Published: Apr 2018
Ryan Ingram, Group Regulatory Analytics, Risk Policy & FMI Strategy, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. (HKEX) summarises the themes from the panel he moderated at IOMA earlier in April.
Emerging Markets

The WFE attends 7th Building African Financial Markets seminar

Published: Apr 2018
On 19 April 2018, Siobhan Cleary, the WFE’s Head of Research & Public Policy, joined over 100 African exchange CEOs, regulators, and market participants for the seventh Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) capacity building seminar.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - March 2018

Published: Mar 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to the March issue of Focus, where we look back at the recent WFE SME Conference in Valletta, hosted by the Malta Stock Exchange (MSE). The WFE would like to thank our very wonderful hosts for their outstanding hospitality in what is truly a remarkable city and country.

In the Executive Interview section, we are delighted to welcome SME Conference host Joseph Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), who talks to us about the impact of the recent WFE SME Conference in Malta, outlines the exchange's strong focus on SMEs, including its Prospects MTF platform, and sh...

Emerging Markets

Enhancing the financing capability of SMEs & family firms: the experience in China

Published: Mar 2018
At the recent WFE SME conference in Malta, Dr Zeng Bin, Researcher, Research Institute, Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZSE) took part in a panel focused on the WFE report on listing family-run businesses. Here he writes about the experience of financing SMEs in China.
Hanita Othman
Emerging Markets

Fundraising by SMEs in Malaysia

Published: Mar 2018
Hanita Othman, Vice President, Primary Market, Listing Development, Bursa Malaysia (BM) recently took part in the WFE’s SME conference, on a panel about global perspectives and solutions, and writes here about how BM has helped fundraising efforts by SMEs.
Emerging Markets

The journey of moving towards T+2 in Thailand

Published: Mar 2018
Kesara Manchusree, President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) outlines how the Thai market successfully moved to a T+2 settlement cycle earlier this month.
Joseph Portelli
Interviews

Q&A with Joseph Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange (MSE)

Published: Mar 2018
Joseph Portelli, Chairman, Malta Stock Exchange (MSE), talks to us about the exchange's strong focus on SMEs and its exciting growth plans, following the recent WFE SME Conference, which was hosted by MSE in the historic city of Valletta.
Monthly Insights

The February 2018 stock market correction – analysing market capitalisation

Published: Mar 2018
In February 2018, stock markets across the globe experienced a significant correction after an upbeat start to the year in January, and market volatility surged, ending the relatively calm spell observed over 2017.