With his election, Jos Dijsselhof will assume the leadership of one of the central committees within the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The Working Committee comprises representatives from member exchanges and advises the WFE Board of Directors on industry-relevant issues.
The WFE represents over 250 market infrastructure providers, including standalone CCPs that are not part of exchange groups. 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.
Functioning capital markets play a key role in global economic growth. In recent years, the regulated exchanges have always fulfilled their role, even when faced with a rapidly changing economic and regulatory environment. One focus of the Working Committee of the WFE is to deepen the understanding of the consequences of this change. At the same time, it has the task of building on the existing basis for the WFE's commitment to ensuring fair, transparent and efficient markets and thus promoting an understanding of the central function of regulated exchanges overall.
Jos Dijsselhof adds: "It is important that we address the current and future challenges that WFE members are dealing with in an united and internationally networked manner. I am delighted to be able to make a contribution here and thank the General Assembly for the trust it has placed in me.”