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 The Malta Stock Exchange

The Malta Stock Exchange (MSE) commenced operations in 1992 and utilises the T7 Xetra trading platform. In 1999, the Exchange moved to its current premises at Garrison Chapel in Castille Square. Built in 1857, it is one of Malta’s most iconic buildings situated adjacent to the Upper Barrakka Gardens in the heart of the nation’s capital. The MSE also operates Prospects MTF servicing local and foreign SMEs and the Institutional Financial Securities Market (IFSM) a regulated venue listing wholesale asset backed securities. The Exchange also operates its own CSD offering dematerialisation, clearing, settlement and registrar services. MSX is the Group’s digital asset arm and owns stakes in various security token trading platforms. The Malta Stock Exchange Institute offers up to 70 courses a year to professional and retail clients.