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Round-up: Company News

SmartBear and Cognizant announce alliance The US testing software provider SmartBear Software and NASDAQ-listed consultancy Cognizant Technology Solutions have announced a strategic partnership. According to SmartBear, the companies hoped to combine SmartBear’s test automation and API quality tools with Cognizant’s delivery expertise to provide faster time to market for customers. Tricentis will i... »

OCC warns of heightened operational risk threats

The US Office of the Comptroller of Currency (OCC) warns of continuing elevated operational risk in its Semiannual Risk Perspective. The US regulator put special emphasis on business e-mail compromise (BEC), a type of cyber attack which has resulted in: “More than $2.3 billion in losses across all businesses, from October 2013 through February 2016, »

Opinion: Off-the-Shelf vs Open Source: “Meeting the productivity challenge”

Opinion: Off-the-Shelf vs Open Source: “Meeting the productivity challenge”

Productivity: we’re all going to be hearing more about it. And I will argue here that it’s a topic as relevant to the IT sector as any other. I have taken my headline “Meeting the Productivity Challenge” from the title of a summit meeting I attended this month, organised by the Confederation of British Industry. »

Round-up: Regulatory and Company News

The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority’s (FINRA) proposed revision to clock synchronisation standards for systems that trade equities or securities. Previously, clocks were required to be synchronised to the National Institute of Standards and Technology atomic clock with an accuracy of one second. The new standard requires trading systems »

SEC fines Citigroup broker-dealer $7 million for trade reporting software fault

SEC fines Citigroup broker-dealer $7 million for trade reporting software fault

The US Securities and Exchange commission (SEC) has fined Citigroup’s broker-dealer subsidiary CGMI a record $7 million dollars for failing to submit accurate data in response to its electronic blue sheet (EBS) requirement. A software error resulted in Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (CGMI) failing to submit reports for 26,810 securities trades over a 15 year »

Velocimetrics launches market data recording service for algo testing

London-based provider of trading analytics technology, Velocimetrics, has announced the launch of its mdPlay service, allowing market participants to record and store market data in real time. The data is recorded using a server that sits in the firm’s data centre. The data can then be re-used to test trading algorithms. The firm says the »

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

Bank apps need finesse with function – lessons from the gaming business

If you read recent customer reviews of banking apps, or the latest rankings published by tech blogs, then you will probably agree with the following sentiment: A good banking app doesn’t necessarily do more than a bad one, but it does things better. This idea that app quality is about finesse as much as function »

Regulators say systems must be up and running two hours after attack

The Bank of International Settlement’s Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), together with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), has published a report advising financial markets infrastructure (FMIs, a category that includes important payments systems and clearing houses) on how to improve their cyber resilience. The joint working group advises finan... »

Danish and Dutch market supervisors take the heat off algos

Since the “Flash Crash” of May 2010 regulators have been concerned to establish just how dangerous algorithmic trading, and in particular high-frequency algorithmic trading, might be. For example, can algorithms used by one firm be provoked by antagonistic algorithms used by another firm into panic selling? Under MiFID II, which comes into force in January »

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

QA Forum launches with a focus on quality

More than 100 senior quality assurance, test and IT risk management specialists attended the QA Financial Forum held in Canary Wharf on June 28th. Hosted by QA-Financial.com at Level39, London’s leading fintech accelerator and conference venue, the QA Financial Forum featured speakers from leading banks and testing firms. To start the conference, Nevin Thomson, Head »

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