Posted on August 24, 2015

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) will hold its General Assembly and Annual Meeting at the Kempinski Marsa Malaz hotel in Doha, Qatar, on October 19-21. 

Chairmen and Chief Executives from exchanges around the world will be speaking and attending the event, including the heads of the major international exchange groups, the leading exchanges of the BRIC economies and leaders of WFE-affiliated organizations, such as clearing houses and the post-trade sector. Representatives of global regulatory agencies, supervisory authorities, sovereign wealth funds and major buy-side firms will also be present and taking an active part. Key topics to be debated at this year’s meeting will include SME funding, progress on the G20 financial reform agenda, developments in derivative and commodity markets, evolving market structures and trends in risk management, compliance and governance. 

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The General Assembly is the ultimate decision-making body of the World Federation of Exchanges, responsible for approving policies, including admission and suspension of membership, annual budgets, and election of WFE officers. CEOs and other representatives of member exchanges worldwide attend the main yearly WFE meeting. Unlike the General Assembly, which is for members only, the Annual Meetings are open to the public. Leaders of global exchanges, regulatory authorities, industry experts from academia and the media gather together for in-depth discussion on major issues surrounding the exchange industry. 

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is the global advocate for regulated financial exchanges. With 64 members world-wide, London-based WFE develops, promotes and benchmarks best practice in international capital markets and supports international cooperation and coordination among regulators. WFE exchanges are a major source of funding for global economic activity, providing a home to more than 44,000 listed companies.