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Implementation Of MiFID II Testing Requirements

Implementation Of MiFID II Testing Requirements

Article by Matthias Burghardt, Head of Xitaro Exchange System Development, Boerse Stuttgart Boerse Stuttgart is approaching the last quarter of a two-year Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) II project which is dominated by development and testing activities. MiFID II requires trading venues and investment firms to implement substantial changes in existing processes and technology. »

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

Announcing the QA Financial European Software and App Awards for 2017

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 European Software and App Awards. In each case, they have demonstrated innovation and excellence in response to the key challenges facing financial firms: increasing competition, increasing regulation and the increasing complexity and scale of technology requirements. THE WINNERS (Click for links to articles) Overall winner: »

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Quality assurance and testing provider of the year & functional testing provider of the year — Tricentis

Automation is the dominant theme in software quality assurance. Every financial firm wants to make that transition, and Tricentis — the winner of QA Financial’s top award — has become established as the market-leading scriptless automation technology with its core Tosca product. We interviewed leading customer firms Julius Baer, Deutsche Börse and Vantiv, along with »

Non-functional testing provider of the year — Exactpro

Non-functional testing provider of the year — Exactpro

Latency standards for exchange and arbitrage trading are now measured in microseconds. Non-functional testing for the stress points is a critical challenge. Exactpro, owned by the London Stock Exchange (LSEG), has quickly become established as an industry leader. Beyond the LSEG, Exactpro’s clients include Tradition, the leading inter-dealer broker and derivatives specialist. What these clie... »

Performance testing provider of the year — Neotys

Load testing, the process of checking that an app or a platform can cope with heavy use, can be a significant bottleneck in the development process. NeoLoad, the core product offering from Neotys, the French performance testing tool developer, brings automation to the challenge. It has been one of the major IT transformation projects in »

Testing transformation project of the year — UST Global

Schroders, the £400 billion investment manager, chose UST to drive its Agile programme forward. It’s a project that illustrates how improved quality assurance and faster app delivery can help major financial firms compete with market disrupters on their own terms. For Melinda Chapple, the Singapore-based head of Schroders’ global quality assurance practice, Agile software development »

Vendor risk management provider of the year — CAST

New York-based, but founded by Frenchman Vincent Delaroche and quoted on the Euronext Exchange in Paris, CAST has established itself as the leader in the field of benchmarking the quality of software code. Around 10% of financial firms are using some sort of standard for benchmarking the quality of their code, reckons Lev Lesokhin, marketing »

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Crowd testing provider of the year — Applause

Applause, the Boston-based firm that specialises in crowd testing, teamed up with Santander to develop a mobile app for the Spanish market that will be fit for purpose in a new era of open banking. The success of Applause is based on the expertise of the many manual testers that it brings to the table »

Mobile testing provider of the year — Perfecto

How quickly can a bank test its app on hundreds of combinations of devices and operating systems?  Perfecto, a provider of cloud-based mobile testing environments, offers a solution for a highly fragmented market. Bank customers are unforgiving when it comes to mobile apps. Bugs mean lost market share. But every new phone release — indeed »

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

Regulatory testing project of the year — HCL and Deutsche Bank

European banks have to implement FATCA tax rules for each national market in which they operate. So Deutsche Bank’s FATCA compliance app was necessarily going to be a sophisticated build. In partnership with HCL, Deutsche designed a pioneering DevOps solution. Compliance is increasingly driving software development and testing, and the complexity for software developers arises »

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