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-American-

American Stock Exchange (AMEX)
Offices: New York, New York
AMEX has been a pioneer in market innovation for more than a century and remains committed to developing successful new investment products and innovative services for companies and investors. As the nation's most diversified financial marketplace, the American Stock Exchange conducts trading through an advanced centralized specialist system and is committed to providing a superior marketplace for the investing public and its members.

-Chicago-

Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)
Offices: Chicago, Illinois
As the leading futures exchange in the United States, Chicago Mercantile ExchangeŽ (CME) is vital to the infrastructure of global finance. Their products—futures and options on futures contracts—help commercial enterprises worldwide manage price risks related to the uncertainties of supply and demand. From its roots in the agricultural industry, CME furthered its reputation for innovation when it introduced the world's first financial futures more than 30 years ago. Today, CME products include interest rates, stock indexes, foreign exchange and commodities.

-Digital-

Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA)
Offices: Washington, DC
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was signed into law by President Clinton on October 28, 1998. The legislation implements two 1996 World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) treaties: the WIPO Copyright Treaty and the WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty. The DMCA also addresses a number of other significant copyright-related issues.

-Hong-

Hong Kong Exchange (HKEx)
Offices: Hong Kong, China
HKEx is the holding company of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, Hong Kong Futures Exchange and Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company. It brings together the market organizations which have transformed Hong Kong's financial services industry from a domestically focused industry to the global player it is today. HKEx went public in June 2000 following the integration of the securities and futures market. As a listed company, answerable to its shareholders, HKEx competes vigorously for opportunities in the region and around the world. It is a market-driven business, operating business-driven markets.

-London-

London Stock Exchange (LSE)
Offices: Hong Kong, China
The London Stock Exchange's strategy is to compete globally in the market for financial transaction services and become the market of choice. Their revenues are derived from activities in 3 main business areas: Issuer Services, Broker Services and Information Services. In line with their strategy, these services have a shared focus on maintaining and enhancing their high standards of customer service while looking to increase the reach and scale of their businesses by building on their core capabilities.

-National-

National Association of Securities Dealers (NASDAQ)
Offices: New York, New York
NASDAQ, since its debut in 1971 as the world's first electronic stock market, has been at the forefront of innovation, using technology to bring millions of investors together with the world's leading companies. Today, NASDAQ is the world's largest electronic stock market, listing approximately 3,600 of the world's most innovative companies. It is home to category-defining companies that are leaders across all areas of business including technology, retail, communications, financial services, media and biotechnology industries.
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Offices: New York, New York
NYSE traces its origins to a founding agreement in 1792. The NYSE registered as a national securities exchange with the US Securities and Exchange Commission on October 1, 1934. The Governing Committee was the primary governing body until 1938, at which time The Exchange hired its first paid president and created a thirty-three member Board of Governors. The Board included Exchange members, non-member partners from both New York and out-of-town firms, as well as public representatives. Currently, the NYSE Board of Directors is comprised of 27 members: 12 directors from the securities industry and 12 public directors, the Chairman and CEO, and the two Presidents, co-COOs and Executive Vice Chairmen.