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Algorithm and Model Risk Governance Review

The obligations and definitions for model risk management set out in the Fed’s SR11-7 have caused a high level of confusion in US institutions active in the algorithmic (algo) space. The definition of a model, in particular, is so broad that in some circumstances it may cover not only quantitative financial models but also algorithmic trading tools and components.

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Mobile eCommerce Platform: PCI DSS Compliance

The client is working on building a software development kit for each mobile platform, as a service embedded into consumer apps and merchants’ systems, enabling more transactions and incremental value in a single ecosystem. The client had scheduled a qualified auditor from a PCI approved organisation to carry out a compliance audit to prove that the client was capable of handling card data management within their systems, processes and governance.

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Investment Strategy and Commercial Due Diligence: Target Assessment and Investment Thesis Substantiation

The client, a US-based multi billion-dollar Private Equity Fund, considered investing in companies that specialise in electronic trading systems across cash equities, listed derivatives and fixed income. The client’s assessment of the investment opportunity was incomplete by having limited knowledge of electronic trading across those asset classes.

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