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In a letter to the FSB and other policy organizations, WFE encouraged global standard setting bodies to demonstrate continued support for the G20  commitments to bring greater transparency and central clearing to derivative markets by ensuring that the costs of ETD markets are not unnecessarily increased. 

Keynote address by Dr. Subir Gokarn, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of India at the International Options Market Association, World Federation of Exchanges Annual Conference organised by the National Stock Exchange at Mumbai on May 4, 2011


MUMBAI (26 April, 2011) – Leaders of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouse members of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) will assemble 1-4 May for the 28th annual International Options Market Association (IOMA) meeting, which will focus on regulatory initiatives affecting clearing standards and over-the-counter derivatives, trends in market liquidity and exchange consolidation. The meeting takes place following one of the most successful years for trading on exchanges. According to the annual survey by WFE the options and futures traded on exchanges globally increased by 25%.

PARIS (March 7, 2011) – Trading in derivatives contracts on regulated exchanges worldwide surged to the highest levels in nearly a decade in 2010, according to statistics compiled by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). More than 22.4 billion derivative contracts were traded on exchanges worldwide in 2010 (11.2 billion futures and 11.1 billion options) against 17.8 billion in 2009.

Paris (29 November 2010) - The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and the International Options Market Association (IOMA) have submitted a public comment letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner urging the Treasury Department not to exempt over-the-counter (OTC) foreign exchange (FX) swaps and FX forwards from mandatory clearing and execution requirements that are imposed on other standardized derivatives products under the recently enacted Dodd-Frank Act.

NEW YORK (April 19, 2010) – Leaders of the derivatives exchanges and clearinghouse members of the WFE who have gathered this week for the annual IOMA meeting, today issued a call for coordination of international regulatory reform that will foster additional transparency and more consequential risk management in off-exchange markets.

Panels were: IOMA 2006 Survey, New Products Roundtable, Corporate Actions Task Force, Options Market Surveillance, Briefing on Algo Trading, Business Models in Clearing, Cross Border Regulation, Corporate Actions Task Force - Part I, Keys to success in developing a derivatives market, Corporate Actions Task Force - Part II

panels were: clearing house briefing, risk management and OTC clearing, technology trends, trading, IOMA 2007 survey, trends in exchange sector, new products, observations on the exchange industry by a capital markets essayist, developing derivatives markets in emerging economies, regulation briefing : best execution and remote members.