Olumide Orojimi

The Nigerian Stock Exchange explores entertainment to promote financial literacy amongst young people

Published: Sep 2018
NSE recently partnered with Kinabuti Fashion Initiative to empower young people with entrepreneurial skills and financial literacy, writes Olumide Orojimi, Head, Corporate Communications, Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE).
News & Views

The WFE announces its General Assembly & Annual Meeting in Athens

Published: Sep 2018
The WFE has announced its forthcoming General Assembly & Annual Meeting, to be held from 2-4 October, in Athens, Greece.
Ali Işık, EVP-IT Systems and Infrastructure and M. Ufuk Özdemir, EVP-IT Application Development
Emerging Markets

Update from Borsa İstanbul on its BISTECH project

Published: Sep 2018
Turkish capital markets witnessed a landmark cooperation in 2014, when Borsa İstanbul signed a strategic partnership agreement with NASDAQ, writes Ali Işık, EVP-IT Systems and Infrastructure and M. Ufuk Özdemir, EVP-IT Application Development, Borsa Istanbul.

The WFE responds to ESMA on tick size consultation

Published: Sep 2018
The WFE has published its response to the European Securities and Markets Authority's (ESMA) consultation paper proposing amendments to the tick size regime in the EU with reference to third country (or, non-EU) instruments.
News & Views

Enhancing financial stability today for the future

Published: Sep 2018
A Q&A with Michael Leibrock, Managing Director, Credit & Systemic Risk, DTCC and Adrien Vanderlinden, Executive Director, Systemic Risk Office, DTCC looking at the DTCC’s recent white paper, The Next Crisis Will Be Different – Opportunities to Continue Enhancing Financial Stability.

The WFE calls for global reform of Leverage Ratio

Published: Sep 2018
The WFE published its response to the four global standard-setting boards assessing the effectiveness of incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

Q&A with Dr Pakorn Peetathawatchai, President, SET

Published: Sep 2018
Dr Pakorn Peetathawatchai updates us on his first 100 days as President of Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), and gives his vision for the future of the exchange.
Thomas Zeeb

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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