News & Views

Welcome to the Markets Economy

Published: Jan 2018
Adena Friedman, President & CEO, Nasdaq writes about the idea of adapting the best features of equities markets into more of our daily transactions - what Nasdaq calls the Markets Economy.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - January 2018

Published: Jan 2018

Dear Colleagues

Welcome to your January 2018 issue of Focus. This month, we are pleased to welcome viewpoints from seven of our members, each offering their perspectives on the key themes and topics to look out for in the coming year. We are delighted to feature the following exchange and CCP executives:

  • Gilson Finkelsztain, CEO, B3
  • Ed Tilly, CEO & Chairman, Cboe Global Markets
  • Diana Chan, CEO, EuroCCP
  • Nicky Newton-King, CEO, JSE
  • Alina Aldambergen, CEO, Kazakhstan Stock Exchange (KASE)
  • Chairman Jan-yau HSU, Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE)
  • Ittai Ben-Zeev, CEO, Tel Aviv Stoc...

The WFE publishes best practice guidelines for cyber security compliance

Published: Jan 2018
The WFE has published a set of best practice guidelines for market infrastructures designed to engender a staff culture of cyber security compliance.

The WFE publishes position paper on FinTech in the market infrastructure space

Published: Jan 2018
The WFE has published a position paper summarising its current views on FinTech and the regulatory environment surrounding it.

DTCC launches white paper on 'Modernising the U.S. equity markets post-trade infrastructure'

Published: Jan 2018
Murray Pozmanter, Managing Director and Head of Clearing Agency Services and Global Operations at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) sat down with Focus recently to discuss DTCC’s newest white paper 'Modernising the U.S. Equity Markets Post-Trade Infrastructure'.
CEO Letter

CEO Letter - December 2017

Published: Dec 2017

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to last issue of Focus for 2017. Thank you for your continued support and readership over the past 12 months, as we have grown and evolved the publication into a dynamic and even more relevant journal for the market infrastructure space. Look out for further improvements to the Focus website later on in 2018.

This month, we are very pleased to welcome Mark Peterson, CEO of NZX, who takes us through his first few months as CEO, and looks at the key role the exchange plays within the country's capital markets system.

We have a timely contribution from Michael...

Emerging Markets

Taipei Exchange hosts AOSEF Working Committee & Capital Markets Forum 2017

Published: Dec 2017
A total of 10 exchanges and 23 representatives attended the Asian and Oceanian Stock Exchanges Federation (AOSEF) Working Committee, hosted by the Taipei Exchange (TPEx), in November 2017.
Monthly Insights

Analysing trends in Investment Funds

Published: Dec 2017
In this article we analyse listings, total number of trades and total trading value of investment funds based on data received from 37 exchanges.
Michael Leibrock

DTCC Systemic Risk Barometer: Geopolitical and fintech emerge as top risks to watch in 2018

Published: Dec 2017
Michael Leibrock, Chief Systemic Risk Officer at The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) sat down with Focus recently to discuss the results from DTCC’s Q3 2017 Systemic Risk Barometer Survey.