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Bermuda Stock Exchange President & CEO Re-Elected to Board of World Federation of Exchanges

Hamilton, Bermuda, October 9, 2019; - Bermuda Stock Exchange President & CEO Greg WojciechowskiRe-Elected to Board of World Federation of Exchanges

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

 

Bermuda Stock Exchange President & CEO Greg Wojciechowskihas been re-elected to serve a second term on the Board of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) representing the Americas region.

 

At the WFE 59th General Assembly being held in Singapore this week, Mr. Wojciechowskiwas joined by more than 350 WFE members, affiliates, key stakeholders and guests from around the world meet to discuss topics including market fragmentation, market data, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), embedding sustainability into exchange operations, market liquidity, and the future of capital raising.

 

Mr. Wojciechowski said: “Bermuda’s contribution was solidly recognized by the WFE global membership in their support of the re-election of the BSX to the Board for a second term. The recognition of the BSX and, by extension, Bermuda and its commercial and regulatory infrastructure substantiates our ability to punch above our weight and the importance of our contributions to the global dialogue on issues that impact and confront our various industry segments.”

 

The BSX has demonstrated their commitment and contribution towards the organizations goals, especially in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) arena that has become an important aspect of how exchanges and their listed companies operate.

 

 

 

Mr. Wojciechowski added: “Our re-election to the WFE Board is thanks to what has been very much a BSX team effort and the level of experience and commitment to the platform that we have established and continue to grow for the benefit and development of Bermuda’s domestic capital market.”

 

About the World Federation of Exchanges (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, 37% are in Asia-Pacific, 43% in EMEA and 20% in the Americas. WFE exchanges are home to nearly 48,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $70.2 trillion; around $95 trillion (EOB) in trading annually passes through the infrastructures WFE members safeguard (at end 2018).

 

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.

 

About the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX):

 

Established in 1971 the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) is the leading fully electronic offshore securities market. The BSX specializes in listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and Insurance Linked Securities. The BSX is a full member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) and is in an O.E.C.D. member nation and an affiliate member of IOSCO. The BSX is recognised by the US SEC as a Designated Offshore Securities Market. In addition, the BSX is recognized by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) as a Designated Offshore Securities Market under Regulation S; The Financial Services Authority in the UK as a Designated Investment Exchange; HM Revenue & Customs in the UK as a Recognized Stock Exchange; The Bermuda Monetary Authority as a

 

 

Recognised Investment Exchange; and as an Approved Stock Exchange under Australia’s Foreign Investment Funds (FIF) taxation rules; and Designated Exchange status under Canada’s Income Tax Act and is a member of America’s Central Securities Depository Association. Information is also available at www.bsx.com and on Bloomberg at BSX .

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