London Stock Exchange Group to host EXTENT 2016 Software Testing conference

London Stock Exchange Group to host EXTENT 2016 Software Testing conference

  • Event focuses on quality of software platforms underpinning global financial markets
  • Forum for industry practitioners and academia to discuss technology trends
  • Organised by Exactpro, part of LSEG’s technology services division

On 22 June 2016, London Stock Exchange Group will host the EXTENT Software Testing and Trading Technology Trends conference at its London headquarters in Paternoster Square.

The event is focused on the quality and efficiency of software and hardware platforms used in trading systems, securities data distribution, risk management, market surveillance and post-trade. The conference will bring together practitioners to share their experiences of working at exchanges, investment banks, brokerages, clearing, buy-side and other financial organisations, along with academics, who will present research findings in software testing, verification and reliability.

Chris Corrado, Group Chief Operating Officer, LSEG said:

"LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges worldwide, including the Group’s own markets. The EXTENT conference provides an open forum designed to share ideas and research carried out in the field of modern trading technology trends, software quality assurance, and regulation."

The agenda incorporates a broad-range of topics related to the theme of promoting technological stability in the financial markets, including:

  • Technology trends in capital markets
  • Test automation in the agile world
  • MiFID 2 testing and compliance requirements
  • Applying machine learning to software testing
  • Industry practices of advanced program analysis
  • QA at the confluence of functional and operational testing
  • Network instrumentation challenges and solutions core-to-edge
  • Retail brokers on-boarding process
  • Testing of FPGA-based products

The agenda for the conference, along with confirmed speakers has now been announced on the LSEG website, with registration for the conference available online:

The event is organised by Exactpro, part of LSEG's technology services division, which also incorporates MillenniumIT and GATElab. Exactpro is a specialist firm operating an open access model with focus on functional and technical testing services offered to exchanges, investment banks, brokers, clearing, market information and other financial sector organisations worldwide. Exactpro has built a suite of automated testing tools and solutions to provide testing services to its clients, helping them achieve quality improvements and reduce delivery time to market. The firm has a solid track record of transparency, reliability, independence and vendor neutrality.

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About Exactpro

Acquired in May 2015 and fully owned by LSEG, Exactpro specialises in functional and technical testing of systems that process wholesale financial products across many asset classes, such as trading, risk management, market surveillance, securities data distribution and post-trade technology infrastructures. These services are offered to exchanges, investment banks, brokers and other financial sector organisations worldwide.

Exactpro increases the capabilities of its clients to further improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their software whilst providing industry-leading support for businesses across London Stock Exchange Group. For more information, please visit

About London Stock Exchange Group:

London Stock Exchange Group (LSE.L) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.

The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS (Europe's leading fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, including retail investors, institutions and SMEs unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies to access funds for growth and development.

Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $10 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of real time and reference data products, including SEDOL, UnaVista, and RNS.

Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house; Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business; and globeSettle, the Group’s CSD based in Luxembourg.

LSEG is a leading developer and operator of high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets. Additional services include network connectivity, hosting and quality assurance testing. MillenniumIT, GATElab and Exactpro are among the Group’s technology companies.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 5,500 people.

Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at