Understanding Our Markets

Wall Street & Washington: September 2013

Clarke Camper, NYSE Euronext SVP of Government Affairs and Public Advocacy, spotlights current Washington policymaking and regulation.

As a global leader in financial trading and listing services, our mission is to provide the highest-quality marketplace for the trading of financial instruments, and to promote confidence in this process, facilitating greater understanding of worldwide financial markets.

Below you'll see a video series highlighting the different business segments that NYSE Euronext serves in the financial community. Each video details key products and topics in the marketplace.

An Overview of the Businesses


Nicholas Aninos and Dwijen Gandhi of NYSE Euronext's Global Index Group explain what an index is, and provide an overview on how the financial industry uses indices to gauge market performance and create investment products.

Exchange Traded Products

NYSE Euronext ETP Group's Laura Morrison, Thomas Champion and Phil Bak provide an overview of these popular financial instruments including the difference between ETFs, ETVs and ETNs and a look at how ETPs are created and priced.


NYSE Arca Co-CEOs Paul Finnegan and Amy Farnstrom and NYSE Amex CEO Steve Crutchfield provide an overview of the options market including pricing, trading, central clearing and issues affecting the options industry.

Derivatives: Futures and Swaps

Thomas Callahan, CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S, explains the three main types of derivatives and their role as price discovery and risk management tools.

Market Structure and Trading Systems

Joseph Mecane, EVP and Co-head U.S. Listings, examines equities trading in the 21st century, addressing high-profile topics such as dark pools, the flash crash, high frequency trading and the implications and benefits of trading in a dynamic, electronic world.

IPOs and Capital Formation

Scott Cutler, EVP and Co-head U.S. Listings, takes a look at the many reasons a company goes public, such as permanent access to investors, access to capital for growth and benefits to employees in addition to the regulatory environment and its impact on taking companies public.