5 December 2023

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WFE COP28 Event

Reflecting the World Federation of Exchanges (the WFE) and its members’ (global exchanges and CCPs) commitment to supporting the implementation of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, the WFE is holding an event to convene our stakeholders at COP28 to explore how we can further contribute towards these urgent goals.

Our event is being held jointly with our members in Dubai at Dubai Financial Market’s offices on 5th December, the Just Transition Day at COP28.

The audience will bring WFE Members together with other key stakeholders within the finance industry, including regulators, all of whom are leaders in their field.

Amongst a range of panels and keynote speeches, discussions will explore Green Equities and WFE’s recent guidelines; how Voluntary Carbon Markets (VCMs) can be developed and their role in contributing towards the Paris Agreement goals and finally, how exchanges and their stakeholders can play a valuable role in securing a ‘Just Transition’.

About the WFE

Established in 1961, the WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 34% are in Asia-Pacific, 45% in EMEA and 21% in the Americas. WFE’s 90 member CCPs and clearing services collectively ensure that risk takers post some $1.3 trillion (equivalent) of resources to back their positions, in the form of initial margin and default fund requirements. WFE exchanges, together with other exchanges feeding into our database, are home to over 50,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $100 trillion; around $140 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through WFE members (at end 2022).

The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its free statistics database stretches back more than 40 years and provides information and insight into developments on global exchanges. The WFE works with standard-setters, policy makers, regulators and government organisations around the world to support and promote the development of fair, transparent, stable and efficient markets. The WFE shares regulatory authorities’ goals of ensuring the safety and soundness of the global financial system.

With extensive experience of developing and enforcing high standards of conduct, the WFE and its members support an orderly, secure, fair and transparent environment for investors; for companies that raise capital; and for all who deal with financial risk. We seek outcomes that maximise the common good, consumer confidence and economic growth. And we engage with policy makers and regulators in an open, collaborative way, reflecting the central, public role that exchanges and CCPs play in a globally integrated financial system.


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