Interviews

Cyber-attack: Preparing for the inevitable

Published: Jun 2018
In this Q&A Stephen Scharf, Chief Security Officer, and David LaFalce, Executive Director and Global Head Business Continuity & Crisis Management, The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), discuss how the industry can mitigate against large-scale cyber-attacks.
Oscar N. Onyema
Interviews

Q&A with Oscar N. Onyema, CEO, Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE)

Published: May 2018
We talk to Oscar N. Onyema, CEO, NSE following the recent Building African Financial Markets (BAFM) seminar, held under the umbrella of the African Securities Exchanges Association (ASEA), of which Oscar is the President.
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.