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MiFID II time-stamping will not be easy.

Time-stamping trades and MiFID II — clocking up the options

When European Union legislators drafted the the second instalment of the Market in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), they wanted trading firms to time-stamp trades to levels of accuracy in line with the speeds of high-frequency trading. When it comes into effect in January 2018, the directive will require all trades to be time-stamped to »

Accenture builds LatAm platform for Zurich Insurance

Zurich Insurance Group, the SIX Swiss Exchange-listed insurer, is expanding its South American operations with a new insurance IT system in Colombia that will handle property and casualty business. The system was built by Accenture, which had previously helped Zurich Insurance Group implement similar systems in Venezuela and Brazil. The new system is based on Danish »

SAP’s new platform is coming — at a price

  From 2025 SAP will no longer support any other enterprise resource management platform than its latest, 2015, release: S/4 HANA. Migration from legacy SAP platforms may be costly and time-consuming, but financial firms that are SAP customers should start planning now, especially because S/4 HANA — while it will be faster — will be »

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Video Interview: Ian Glover, CREST

Ian Glover is president of the Council for Registered Ethical Security Testers (CREST), the UK trade body that accredits information security testers and is working with the Bank of England on its CBEST penetration testing project for leading banks. The bad news, according to Glover, is that cyber-attacks on banks are going grow in frequency and »

Company and product news briefs

Micro Focus releases Atlas 3.0 Micro Focus, the London-listed software developer, has released the latest version of Atlas, its lifecycle software development platform. According to Micro Focus vice president Renato Quédas, Atlas 3.0 will be particularly useful for banks trying to keep pace with regulatory change. “Given their heavily regulated and risk averse natures, financial »

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Lombard Risk merges regulatory products

Lombard Risk, a UK-listed company that develops regulatory reporting software for financial firms, has consolidated its European and Asian and US product platforms into AgileReporter, and also announced an update for new credit risk reporting requirements under Basel III rules. AgileReporter is designed to automate the submission of reports to regulatory bodies; typically these reports are »

The QA expert interview: Mike Salsbury, Caplin

Mike Salsbury is head of product development at Caplin, the London-based software vendor which designs trading technology for banks and other financial firms. Caplin specialises in web-based trading platforms for cross-asset trading, though the firm has carved an especially strong position in electronic FX markets. QA Financial met Salsbury at Caplin’s London headquarters. Q: Mike, »

The QA expert interview: Dale Bulmer, Markit

Data is the fuel for financial markets. Since its launch in 2003, Markit has grown to challenge the leading suppliers, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters in its core markets, such as credit benchmarks. We met up with Dale Bulmer to discuss the key trends in mobile, security and vendor risk management, and how those trends translate »

SEBI extends software testing requirements to commodity firms

The Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has said that from April 2016 commodities traders will be subject to the same software testing guidelines that apply to Indian securities exchanges SEBI’s 2013 guidelines set out how brokers operating on the securities exchanges must test software; how the exchanges must implement an approval process for the software »

Know Your Vendor

Markit teams with banks for “Know Your Vendor” platform launch

Markit, the information vendor, is teaming up with three leading banks to launch a “Know Your Vendor” database, which is calling KY3P. Barclays, HSBC and Morgan Stanley are working with Markit on the launch and will put information about their own third party vendors onto the platform, which will be delivered as a software as service via Dell »

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