He opened by explaining that a sound
regulatory framework has to be in place to create transparency in the market. "As a European
derivatives exchange within the Deutsche Börse Group, a lot of our activities are driven with the
upcoming regulatory changes and requirements" he said. "We have to deal with MiFiD - Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, EMIR – the European
Market Infrastructure Regulation, Dodd-Frank, high frequency law or the discussed Tobin tax in
Europe, all these regulatory changes might have significant impact on the exchange and affects how
we position ourselves for the future in order to meet the requirements and continue providing the
highest level of services and offerings to our clients ."
Huitema explained that within the exchange, Asia is considered as a growth market and the exchange has been active with 'co-operations in the regions’. "One of the most successful partnershi......................