INTRODUCTION


IOMA: WFE's Clearing & Derivatives Conference

The WFE’s IOMA conference brings together clearing houses, exchanges, regulators and other stakeholders from around the world to discuss the key market structure and business issues of the day. The focus of the two-day annual conference is post-trade and derivatives market issues.

Since its foundation 57 years ago, The WFE has organised committees, meetings, general assemblies, conferences, and workshops for its members to transfer knowledge and share expertise. As an industry trade organisation, The WFE has discussed virtually every aspect of the capital market: the technical, the commercial, the legal and the economic. We have published studies and reports on issues such as CCP recovery & resolution, business continuity, self-regulation, cross border trading, HFT, sustainability, SMEs and cyber security.

About The World Federation of Exchanges

Established in 1961, The WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses. Headquartered in London, it represents over 200 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. Of our members, 37% are in Asia-Pacific, 43% in EMEA and 21% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 45,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $82.5 trillion; around $81.8 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2017).

The WFE is the definitive source for exchange-traded statistics, and publishes over 350 market data indicators. Its 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, which is critical to enhancing investor and consumer confidence, and promoting economic growth.

About OCC

Founded in 1973, OCC is the world's largest equity derivatives clearing organization. It operates under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Derivatives Clearing Organization. OCC provides central counterparty clearing and settlement services to 19 exchanges and trading platforms for options, financial futures, security futures, and securities lending transactions. By acting as guarantor, OCC ensures that the obligations of the contracts it clears are fulfilled. OCC's participant exchanges include: BOX Options Exchange LLC, Cboe Options Exchange, Cboe C2 Options Exchange, Cboe BZX Options Exchange, Cboe EDGX Options Exchange, Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC, MIAX PEARL, LLC, Nasdaq GEMX, LLC, Nasdaq ISE, LLC, Nasdaq BX, Inc., Nasdaq MRX, LLC, Nasdaq PHLX, LLC, Nasdaq Options Market, LLC, NYSE Amex Options, LLC, and NYSE Arca, Inc. OCC's clearing members serve both professional traders and public customers and comprise approximately 107 of the largest U.S. broker-dealers, futures commission merchants and non-U.S. securities firms.