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WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar speaks with JLN about ESG progress at the World Federation of Exchanges, the WFE’s new green equity principles, and the difference between sustainability and ESG

WFE CEO Nandini Sukumar speaks with JLN about ESG progress at the World Federation of Exchanges, the WFE’s new green equity principles, and the difference between sustainability and ESG

John Lothian News interviewed Nandini Sukumar, Chief Executive Officer at the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE), about the findings of the WFE’s 9th Sustainability Survey of Exchanges. First, Sukumar discussed the WFE’s process for conducting the survey and its findings, which reflect the many ways that exchanges have increased their activity in the sustainability and ESG areas.

Is the era of the traditional FCM model coming to an end?

Is the era of the traditional FCM model coming to an end?

No, at Abaxx Exchange we don’t believe the era of the traditional FCM model is coming to an end, nor should it be. However, the recent Risk.net article “Brokers slam CME over ‘conflict of interest’ in FCM plan’ made us realize that not everyone may feel the same way, and we need to make our case for the raditional FCM model.

Some exchange groups ranging from the largest that date back more than a century to the digital asset focused upstarts have asserted that risk mutualization processes — currently favored and handled by FCMs — can and should be disintermediated.

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

LME’s Georgina Hallett Talks LME Passport, Responsible Sourcing and More in JLN IDX Interview

In London at FIA’s IDX, or International Derivatives Week, conference at The Brewery, John Lothian News interviewed LME’s Chief Sustainability Officer, Georgina Hallett, about the LME’s Passport, the electronic certificates of analysis (CoA) and digital credentials register.

Hallett had just finished her panel at IDX titled “What Now For Sustainable Finance?” moderated by former FT journalist Jeremy Grant.

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

CFTC Chairman Rostin Behnam Gears Up for Full CFTC

Rostin Behnam had the advantage of being a CFTC commissioner since 2017 before being confirmed as chairman in December of 2021, giving him insight into the organization and good working relationships with its staffers.

JLN spoke to Behnam at the International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., about the start of his chairmanship and what he hopes to accomplish.

FIA Expo 2021 Video: IncubEx Primed as Interest In Cap-and-Trade Markets Surges

FIA Expo 2021 Video: IncubEx Primed as Interest In Cap-and-Trade Markets Surges

Timing is everything in the derivatives industry. In the case of IncubEx, which develops financial products in environmental, climate risk and related commodity markets, the company appears to be right on time.

In an interview with John Lothian News at FIA Expo, Dan Scarbrough, the founder, president and COO of IncubEx, described his start in the industry with the Chicago Climate Exchange more than 15 years ago. The Intercontinental Exchange bought the Chicago Climate Exchange and its parent company, the Climate Exchange, in 2010.

FIA Expo: Sustainability Markets Growing, But Participants Search for Clarity of Its Parameters

FIA Expo: Sustainability Markets Growing, But Participants Search for Clarity of Its Parameters

Although the five speakers at a Thursday FIA Expo panel titled “Sustainability/ESG and Markets” agreed that the ESG sector is one of the biggest growth areas in the marketplace, they said it can be difficult to define exactly what ESG encompasses.

The “E” (for environmental) is self-evident, but the “social and governance components are much more challenging,” said Elizabeth Turner, Qontigo’s director of index product management. 

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