With his election, Urs Rüegsegger will be the first Swiss to assume the leadership of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE).

The World Federation of Exchanges is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses, consisting of 70 publicly regulated stock, futures, and options exchanges. Its market operators are responsible for operating the key components of the financial world. It is based in London, United Kingdom and was established in 1961.

Dr Urs Rüegsegger:“I am very pleased and honoured by the confidence that the members have shown by electing me. The industry is still in transformation and the WFE and its members - exchanges and clearing houses - are thinking about the future and how we can, and must, continue to act as guardians of public markets. The WFE exists to ensure our industry takes its rightful role at the table as we construct the future of markets. I look forward to the next two years.”

For the WFE press release: click here

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