In the ever-evolving landscape of financial exchanges, a significant transformation recently unfolded in Canada. The NEO Exchange, a prominent player in the market, was acquired and subsequently rebranded as CBOE Canada. 

This strategic move has brought new perspectives and opportunities to the forefront of the industry. Erik Sloane, the chief revenue officer (CRO) of CBOE Canada, provided valuable insights as he prepares to address the audience at Benzinga’s Cannabis Capital Conference.

One of the defining features of this transformation is CBOE's distinctive position as the  Tier 1 stock exchange for cannabis issuers with U.S. operations. NEO's integration into CBOE has bolstered the latter's capabilities, granting it the status of a registered securities exchange along with three alternative trading systems.

At the heart of CBOE's philosophy lies a commitment to creating an inclusive trading experience: Sloane emphasizes the significance of catering not only to institutional investors but also to natural and retail investors and wealth managers. The goal is to forge a “seamless and efficient” trading environment that has the potential to span the globe. 

As of now, the influence of this exchange stretches across …

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