Introduction

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 Athens Stock Exchange

Founded in 1876, HELLENIC EXCHANGES-ATHENS STOCK EXCHANGE (ATHEX) is today the parent company of the Group that supports the operation of the Greek capital market. The parent company and its 100% subsidiaries, EMIR licensed ATHEXClear and ATHEXCSD operate the organized cash and derivatives markets, carry out trade clearing, settlement and registration of securities, provide comprehensive IT solutions to the Greek capital market, and promote the development of capital markets culture in Greece.

As the operator of a capital market in a member state of the European Union, the Group operates under the strict EU regulatory framework and provides services to market participants of the highest possible standard, under the jurisdiction of the Hellenic Capital Market Commission and the European Securities Markets Authority.