Leading offshore law firm Appleby, and its specialist trust and corporate services provider, Appleby Global Services (AGS), are proud to be Gold sponsors of the 62nd World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) Annual Meeting which will be held for the first-time in Bermuda.
The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX) will host WFE’s General Assembly and Annual Meeting on 19-21 September at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. The BSX became a WFE member in 1999 and has been a WFE Board member since 2016.
The Annual Meeting, now in its 62nd year, gathers the leaders of exchanges and central counterparties around the world to think, engage, listen and speak to stakeholders. It is by invitation-only and the largest and most important gathering of market infrastructure leaders.
The WFE is the global industry association for exchanges and clearing houses (CCPs) around the world and represent over 250 market-infrastructures ranging from those that operate the largest financial centres to those that run frontier markets. The WFE exchanges, together with other exchanges feeding into their database, are home to over 50,000 listed companies, and the market capitalisation of these entities is over $100 trillion.
Appleby is a full-service offshore law firm providing comprehensive, expert advice and services across corporate, dispute resolution, property, regulatory, and private client and trusts practice areas – with ten offices around the globe. Appleby’s legal specialists work closely with AGS’ dedicated teams of experienced professionals to provide clients with an integrated legal and administration, reporting and fiduciary service offering across six locations, including Bermuda. AGS in Bermuda provides services to institutions and global corporate organisations, representing a wide diversity of industry sectors.
Brad Adderley, Appleby Managing Partner in Bermuda and Tim Faries, Chief Executive Officer of Appleby Global Services said: “It is an honour to have the 62nd World Federation of Exchanges Annual Meeting taking place in Bermuda. We welcome leaders of global exchanges and regulatory authorities to our island home where we can share what makes Bermuda one of the world’s leading financial centres and the risk capital of the world. We are pleased to sponsor this important event and look forward to discussing ideas and opportunities for the exchange industry and financial services globally.”
The BSX, a wholly owned subsidiary of Miami International Holdings, Inc., is a fully electronic, vertically integrated international securities market headquartered in Bermuda and organised in 1971. BSX specialises in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants, and insurance linked securities.