MIAX and Bermuda Stock Exchange Announce Participation in World Federation of Exchanges’ 2022 Ring the Bell for Gender Equality Ceremony
PRINCETON, N.J. and HAMILTON, Bermuda, March 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Miami International Holdings (MIH), the parent company of MIAX® and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™), today announced that both exchanges participate in the World Federation of Exchanges Ring the bell for gender equality ceremony on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. The campaign serves as a global initiative through exchanges around the world to foster greater gender equality and highlight the benefits of a diverse and inclusive workplace.
MIAX will hold its ceremony at its MIH headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey to 8 March at 9:30 a.m. EST. BSX will hold its bell ringing ceremony at Hamilton, Bermuda to 8 March at 09:00Atlantic Standard Time (8:00 a.m. EST).
“Our participation in this ceremony is an important demonstration to our employees, partners, customers and peers that gender equality is something we will continue to advance and foster as a company in all of our dealings.” , said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman and CEO of MIAX. “We are committed to expanding opportunities to enable women not only to have a voice but also to be equal actors in decision-making.”
“As a woman who has dedicated much of her career to working in the financial sector, MIAX’s participation in this important ceremony is a proud moment not only for me, but also for the company and the industry in as a whole,” added Barbara J Comly, Executive Vice President and General Counsel. “Our participation in this ceremony reinforces our commitment to advancing gender equality at MIAX.”
Held for the eighth consecutive year, Ring the Bell for Gender Equality is a partnership between UN Women, UN Global Compact, Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and World Federation of Exchanges. UN Women’s theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Future”. The theme recognizes the contribution of women around the world who are leading the charge on climate change adaptation, mitigation and response, to build a more sustainable future for all.
The events bring together businesses working for gender equality and will promote the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) as a way to increase women’s participation in the economy and its importance for inclusive growth. The WEPs are a set of seven principles offering practical guidance to businesses on how to empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.
See the full list of “Ring the Bell” global events here.
Learn more about this year’s International Women’s Day 2022 theme here.
MIAX’s parent company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX) and Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).
MIAX, MIAX Pearl, and MIAX Emerald are National Stock Exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that leverage MIAX’s state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure to provide options trading to their member firms listed in the United States. MIAX serves as the exclusive trading venue for cash-settled options on SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P500® ETF (SPY). In addition to options, MIAX Pearl makes it easy to trade stocks for cash through MIAX Pearl Equities™.
MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a futures exchange registered with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive marketplace for a variety of commodities including Hard Red Spring Wheat, SPIKES Futures, BRIXX Commercial Real Estate Futures and TAX Futures. MGEX is a Designated Contracts Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and spot market services across a range of asset classes.
BSX is one of the leading international electronic securities markets regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), specializing in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and insurance-linked securities. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and an affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, BSX is recognized globally, including by the SEC.
MIAX’s executive offices and national operations center are located in Princeton, New Jerseywith additional offices located in Miami, Florida, Minneapolis, Minnesotaand Hamilton, Bermuda.
To learn more about MIAX, visit www.MIAXOptions.com.
To learn more about MGEX, visit www.mgex.com.
To learn more about BSX, visit www.bsx.com.
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