Friday, November 17, 2017

GES 推出 GES 2FA 雙重驗證手機應用程式 以配合證監會最新的網上交易保安指引

香港訊20171117隨著網上証劵交易在香港越趨普及,黑客入侵個案不斷上升,證券及期貨事務監察委員會(證監會)在本年1027日發布了《降低及紓減與互聯網交易相關的黑客入侵風險指引》,當中載列了20項預防性、偵測性及其他的基本監控規定,藉此加強業界在網絡保安方面的意識和抵禦力。就客戶登入其網上交易帳戶實施雙重認證的這項關鍵監控措施,將於明年427日生效;至於所有其他規定,則會於2018727日生效。

作爲全球領先的金融科技供應商,Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES) 為金融機構提供網上交易解決方案已超過十年歷史,時刻緊貼市場動向並了解客戶需要。為配合證監會的新指引,GES 旗下的 GES EX 證券交易系統就客戶登入網上交易帳戶的程序已實施雙重認證 (Two-Factor Authentication,簡稱 2FA) 。現時,銀行業界普遍使用傳統的「實體電子保安編碼器」(Hard Token)或「手機短訊一次性密碼」(SMS OTP)等雙重驗證工具。然而, Hard Token SMS OTP 均會增加業界投資於實體保安編碼器以及發放 SMS 等費用,加重成本負擔;而在用戶層面,隨身攜帶實體保安編碼器也對投資者造成不便。有見及此,GES 利用手機應用程式作為保安編碼器 (Soft Token) ,節省成本之餘,同時融合 SMS OTP 的便利與 Token 技術的安全。

GES 開發的 GES 2FA App 是一個操作簡單的雙重認證手機應用程式,分別設有「線上認證」和「離線認證」兩種選項。「線上認證」只需兩個步驟,用戶於登入網上交易平台時在 GES 2FA App 上選擇「線上認證」並輸入預先設定的個人識別碼 PIN),網上交易平台即會自動登入; 另一方面,即使用戶身處手機網絡不佳的地方,亦可選擇「離線認證」,將 GES 2FA App 視爲傳統保安編碼器,程式於離線狀態下仍能產生一次性隨機認證碼,作為登入網上交易平台的驗證。GES 2FA App 已分別於Apple App Store Google Play Store 上架,供用戶免費下載。

除此以外,GES EX 證券交易系統也提供「網上交易IP地址監控」和「即時網上活動通知」兩個解決方案以進一步加強系統保安。券商可透過 GES EX 系統內的報表追查客戶交易時所使用之 IP 地址、登入渠道、日期和時間等資料,以監察客戶是否有可疑的網絡活動或未經授權的登入狀況。而當客戶的交易帳戶內出現某些活動後,GES EX 證券交易系統能夠透過電郵、短訊或手機應用程式等推送通知即時通知客戶,這些網上活動包括賬號登錄、密碼重設、執行交易以及轉帳至第三方戶口等,讓客戶能夠即時知悉其網上交易帳戶的狀況,減低網絡風險。

關於 GES
Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES) ,專注於金融科技軟件的研發已有超過十年歷史,是一間全球領先的金融科技供應商。GES 多年來為金融機構提供程式交易平台、風險管理系統及各類金融訊息交換協議 (FIX) 的橋接解決方案,服務覆蓋場內及場外交易市場的需要,同時為客戶提供各類增值服務包括 IT 技術支持、系統整合、定製軟件、網絡基礎建設及托管服務等。GES 的專業技術及解決方案能讓金融機構克服各種風險管理、倉位管理、流通量需求及多元資產交易需求的挑戰。與此同時,GES 已與多間世界頂級的金融機構成為合作夥伴,為經紀商提供充足的流通量及市場深度,滿足各種交易需要。GES 將以豐富的行業經驗,加上大量的科研投入,於未來持續為金融機構提供最優秀的交易平台及支援服務,時刻保持業界領導地位。

詳情可瀏覽企業網站 www.ges.com.hk


GES Announces Launch of GES 2FA Mobile App In Response to SFC’s Latest Guideline on Internet Trading Security

Hong KongNovember 17, 2017 – In order to tackle the rising risk of hacking accompanying the rapid growth of online securities trading in Hong Kong, The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) released  the “Guidelines to Reduce and Mitigate Hacking Risks Associated with Internet Trading” on 27 October, 2017. The Guidelines set out 20 baseline preventive, detective and other control requirements for the industry to improve their cyber-security awareness and resiliency. One major control, the implementation of two-factor authentication for clients to login to their internet trading accounts, will take effect on 27 April 2018, while the remaining requirements will be effective on 27 July 2018.

As a global leading provider dedicated in financial technologies, Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES) has been providing professional internet trading solutions to financial institutions for more than 10 years, offering a secure, reliable and 24 x 5 continuous trading services. In response to the new guidelines released by SFC, GES EX Securities Trading System (GES EX) has implemented the two-factor authentication (2FA) for clients to login to their internet trading accounts. Unlike traditional banks  mainly employs physical security device, which is also known as hard token, and Short Message Service One-time Password (SMS OTP) as 2FA tools, GES use mobile application, which is also known as a soft token, as the security device which seamlessly combines the convenience of SMS OTP with the security of token technology. It helps brokerages to get rid of the investment and maintenance cost on hard tokens as well as SMS expenses, while brokerages’ customers no longer need to bring along the hard tokens in daily life.

GES 2FA App, a two-factor authentication mobile application developed by GES, is remarkably user-friendly. The app provides either “Online Authentication” or “Offline Authentication” for clients to login to the internet trading platform. Online Authentication takes only two steps, once users enter their pre-set Personal Identification Number (PIN) in the app, their trading accounts will be logged in automatically. On the other hand, if users are in places where internet connection is weak or suffer from interference, they could choose “Offline Authentication” alternatively. GES 2FA mobile app will function as an offline code generator by randomly generating an one-time verification code for clients to login to their internet trading accounts. Currently, GES 2FA App is available for free download in both Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

Apart from that, GES EX securities trading system also provides another two measures to further enhance the system’s security level, including “IP Address Monitoring” and “Prompt Notification of Online Activities”. Brokerages could track the login details of all clients via system report, such as IP address, access channel, date and time etc., to detect any suspect online activities or unauthorized login. Meanwhile, GES EX will send prompt notifications such as email, SMS or mobile application push notifications to clients once the system detects any online activities in their trading accounts. These activities include, but not limited to, account login, password reset, trade execution and fund transfer to a third party account. It allows the investors to obtain instant information of their online trading accounts in an attempt to reduce the risks and threats involved in internet trading.

About GES
Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”) is a global leading IT service provider dedicated in financial technologies for more than 10 years. GES empowers financial institutions with algo-trading capability, advanced risk management and FIX bridging solutions. GES fully covers the needs of the on-floor trading and OTC markets, with value-added services ranging from IT technical support, system integration, bespoke software and network infrastructure development to hosting services. With GES technologies, financial institutions are able to overcome the challenges of risk management, position management, liquidity source and trading across different financial instruments in a single platform. GES’s well established partnering with top-tier financial institutions and prime brokerage firms can fulfill customers’ needs of liquidity and market depth. GES ensures the highest level of certainty and satisfaction through comprehensive industry expertise and a deep-set commitment to customers.

For further information, please visit our website: www.ges.com.hk

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

GES 與 IEEE (HK) CI Chapter 合辦 「第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台」頒獎典禮圓滿結束

香港金融交易平台供應商Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”) 與電機暨電子工程師學會計算智能協會(香港分會)(“IEEE (HK) CI Chapter”) 合辦的「第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台」(“比賽”) 頒獎典禮於2017826香港大學周亦卿樓Lecture Theatre A 順利舉行當天除了進行頒獎儀式外,主辦單位也邀請了多位嘉賓演講,包括英國艾塞克斯大學(University of Essex)計算機科學及電子工程學院教授 Edward Tsang GES 資深量化工程師蘇劍平先生,分享其於量化金融及程式交易方面的研究及心得。是次頒獎禮獲得大專學界廣泛支持,各方精英共襄盛舉,盛況空前。

GES IEEE (HK) CI Chapter 今年首辦「第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台」,邀請來自香港不同大學的學生及研究生參賽,藉此提升本地學術界對程式交易的興趣及研發交易策略的技術。比賽反應熱烈,吸引多達35來自不同大專院校的隊伍參賽,參賽者超過60名。是次得獎的隊伍來自不同學系,包括電機電子工程系、計算機科學系及計算機工程系。當天一共頒發了9個獎項,得獎者包括來自以下院校的學士生及研究生﹙排名不分先後﹚:香港大學電機電子工程系、香港大學計算機科學系、香港浸會大學計算機科學系及香港科技大學電子及計算機工程系。

IEEE (HK) CI Chapter 主席譚偉略博士於頒獎典禮致辭時表示︰「在電機暨電子工程師學會計算智能協會(香港分會)(IEEE (HK) CI Chapter) 執行委員會的鼎力支持下,『第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台』得以成功舉辦,並取得參賽者的熱烈反應。是次比賽絕對是大專學界最有意義的投資比賽之一,同學們在學期間可以透過比賽實踐編寫交易策略的技巧及以真實市場數據進行模擬交易,增加學術理論與實踐的關係。」

GES 董事鍾就根先生表示:「香港雖然是國際金融中心,但程式交易、人工智能等創新科技於金融業之應用相對歐美資本市場相對落後。程式交易的優點在於自動化交易,使投資行為趨於理性,降低人為交易的不理性決策,透過電腦把預先設定的交易策略,指定時間,價格與成交量自動化地執行。作為是次比賽的模擬交易平台,GES Auton 是一個多元資產交易平台,支援外匯、貴金屬、差價合約、證券、期貨及期權。其內置的程式交易引擎讓投資者可於交易平台上使用現有的或自行編寫交易策略,同時可透過歷史數據進行回溯測試、以及透過真實市場數據進行未來測試,從而建立最適合自己,獨一無二的交易策略。」

 

關於第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台
第一屆計量金融程式交易擂台由 GES 與電機暨電子工程師學會計算智能協會(香港分會)(“IEEE (HK) CI Chapter”)聯合舉辦,邀請來自香港知名大學的學生及研究生參賽,以提升學生對程式交易的興趣及研發交易策略的技巧,以及培養香港新一代的程式交易人材。比賽設立的理念包括推廣計算智能 / 程式交易於金融領域的運用、在芸芸頂尖大學學府中尋找並培育程式交易人才、以及為表現優異者提供事業發展機會。

關於IEEE
IEEE是全球最大規模的科技專業組織,在超過160個國家和地區擁有超過430,000位會員,宗旨是促進科技的創新及發展,改善人類生活。通過高引用率出版物、各項會議、技術標準、專業和教育活動,IEEE成為從航太系統、電腦、電信到生物醫學工程、電力、消費類電子產品等廣泛領域的權威組織。欲瞭解更多資訊,請造訪: http://www.ieee.org

關於 GES
Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES) ,專注於金融科技軟件的研發已有超過十年歷史,是一間全球領先的金融科技供應商。GES 多年來為金融機構提供程式交易平台、風險管理系統及各類金融訊息交換協議 (FIX) 的橋接解決方案,服務覆蓋場內及場外交易市場的需要,同時為客戶提供各類增值服務包括 IT 技術支持、系統整合、定製軟件、網絡基礎建設及托管服務等。GES 的專業技術及解決方案能讓金融機構克服各種風險管理、倉位管理、流通量需求及多元資產交易需求的挑戰。與此同時,GES 已與多間世界頂級的金融機構成為合作夥伴,為經紀商提供充足的流通量及市場深度,滿足各種交易需要。GES 將以豐富的行業經驗,加上大量的科研投入,於未來持續為金融機構提供最優秀的交易平台及支援服務,時刻保持業界領導地位。
詳情可瀏覽企業網站 www.ges.com.hk


Ceremony of “First Computational Finance Competition” Jointly Organized by the GES and IEEE (HK) CI Chapter Ended with a Great Success

The Award Presentation Ceremony (the “Ceremony”) of the First Computational Finance Competition (the “Competition”) jointly organized by Hong Kong based Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”), a leading financial trading platform provider, and the IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter (IEEE (HK) CI Chapter) successfully took place on 26 August, 2017 at the Lecture Theatre A, Chow Yei Ching Building, the University of Hong Kong. Apart from the award presentation, the organizer invited several guests to deliver a speech, including Professor Edward P.K. Tsang, the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering, University of Essex and Mr. Ken So, Senior Quantitative Developer of GES, who shared their research and insights on computational finance and algo trading. Eminent figures in the academic sector and notable guests supported the event and exchanged the ideas of computation finance and algo trading.

Since the Competition was held by GES and IEEE (HK) CI Chapter for the first time this year, it aims to foster the pursuit of algo trading among university students. The Competition has received an overwhelming response of entries, with more than 60 participants in 35 teams. Awarded teams in the Ceremony come from various academic departments, ranging from Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Computer Science and Computer Engineering. A total of 9 awards were presented, the winners include both undergraduate and postgraduate from (name listed in no particular order) The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Hong Kong; The Department of Computer Science, the University of Hong Kong; The Department of Computer Science, Hong Kong Baptist University; and The Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

At the Ceremony, Dr. Vincent Tam, Chairman of IEEE (HK) CI Chapter, said, “Thanks to the keen supports of the Executive Committee members of the IEEE (HK) CI Chapter, and the Computational Finance and Economics Technical Committee (CFETC) of the Computational Intelligence Society (CIS), the Competition has been successfully launched and has received overwhelming response so far. The Competition is certainly one of the most meaningful investment competitions in the academic sector, allowing students to put investment theories into practice and gain the valuable experience of trading simulation in the real investment world.”

Mr. Ken Chung, Director of GES, said, “Although Hong Kong is known to be an international financial hub, its development and application of innovative technology such as algo trading and artificial intelligence in the financial industry still falls behind the capital markets in Europe and the United States. One significant advantage of algo trading is automation, which leads to a relatively rational trading behavior. Any pre-setting trading strategies can be automatically executed in specified time, price and trading volume through computer, avoiding irrational decisions made by manual trading. Auton serves as a virtual trading platform in this Competition and is a truly multi-asset platform which supports FX, Bullion, CFDs, Equities, Futures and Stock Options. Its built-in algo trading kit allows traders to deploy existing trading strategies or script their own one in the platform. By allowing algo backtesting and forward-testing with historical data and live data respectively, Auton helps traders to develop the unique trading strategy that will work best for them.

About the First Computational Finance Competition
This first Computational Finance Competition was organized by GES and IEEE (Hong Kong) Computational Intelligence Chapter (“IEEE (HK) CI Chapter”), which invited undergraduates and postgraduates students from renowned universities in Hong Kong to foster the pursuit of algo trading among university students in Hong Kong. It was initiated with a vision to promote the use of Computational Intelligence in the area of finance, identify algo trading talents at top universities and provide top performers with potential career opportunities.

About IEEE
The IEEE is the world's largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity, with more than 430,000 members in over 160 countries. Through its highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities, the IEEE is the trusted voice on a wide variety of areas ranging from aerospace systems, computers, and telecommunications to biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics. Learn more at http://www.ieee.org.

About GES
Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”) is a global leading IT service provider dedicated in financial technologies for more than 10 years. GES empowers financial institutions with algo-trading capability, advanced risk management and FIX bridging solutions. GES fully covers the needs of the on-floor trading and OTC markets, with value-added services ranging from IT technical support, system integration, bespoke software and network infrastructure development to hosting services. With GES technologies, financial institutions are able to overcome the challenges of risk management, position management, liquidity source and trading across different financial instruments in a single platform. GES’s well established partnering with top-tier financial institutions and prime brokerage firms can fulfill customers’ needs of liquidity and market depth. GES ensures the highest level of certainty and satisfaction through comprehensive industry expertise and a deep-set commitment to customers.


For further information, please visit our website: www.ges.com.hk

Thursday, August 24, 2017

GES 榮獲香港政府批予「優質資訊科技專業服務常備承辦協議4」 提供系統支援及維修服務

香港金融交易平台供應商Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (“GES”) 榮獲香港特別行政區轄下的政府資訊科技總監辦公室批予「優質資訊科技專業服務常備承辦協議4(SOA-QPS4)合約,並將為各政府決策局及部門提供資訊科技專業服務。合約頒授儀式已於2017717日在添馬艦政府總部舉行。

「優質資訊科技專業服務常備承辦協議」是政府資訊科技服務外判策略的一部分,旨在加強政府提供資訊科技服務的能力,加快推出資訊科技解決方案,以滿足對優質電子政府服務日益增加的需求。該承辦協議將於2017731日生效,為期四十八個月。按照簽訂的SOA-QPS4GES 將為政府提供系統支援及維修服務類別二小型項目)。小型項目組別涵蓋合約價值港幣300萬元或以下的項目。

GES 首席技術官 Ken Chung 表示:「我們十分榮幸獲選為香港特別行政區的優質資訊科技專業服務常備協議承辦商。GES期望透過該協議,為政府提供優質的系統支援及維修服務,協助支援香港公共事業服務在資訊科技上的發展。」

是次SOA-QPS4計劃的評分標準採用了相較以往更高的技術比重,而非單純價低者得,顯示GES 不僅具有價格上的優勢,更在技術方面達到協議認可的標準。

Ken Chung 續道:「GES未來將持續以可靠穩定的技術及具競爭力的價格,服務政府及各大金融機構。GES 除了可提供SOA-QPS4類別二的系統支援及維修服務,亦於類別三系統發展及推行之綜合服務方面具有多年專業經驗,故此歡迎SOA-QPS4類別三的大型項目承辦商洽談合作,一同為香港政府及企業提供優質的資訊科技專業服務。」

如欲查詢更多與「優質資訊科技專業服務常備承辦協議」相關的資訊,請瀏覽以下網址:www.ogcio.gov.hk/tc/business/business_window/contractor_list.htm#soa-qps


GES Awarded Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services 4 to Provide IT Ongoing Services to the HKSAR Government

Global eSolutions (HK) Limited (GES), a Hong Kong based leading financial trading platform vendor is awarded Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services 4 (SOA-QPS4) to provide ongoing services to the Government’s various bureau and departments. A contract award ceremony was held at the Central Government Offices, Tamar on 17 July 2017.

The SOA-QPS scheme is part of the Government's IT outsourcing strategy to enlarge its delivery capacity for IT services and accelerate the delivery of IT solutions to support the increasing demand of quality e-Government services. The SOA-QPS4 takes effect from 31 July 2017 for 48 months. Under the SOA-QPS4, GES can provide the government with IT professional services for on-going services (Category 2 – Minor Group). IT projects in the Minor Group cover those with work assignment value not exceeding HK$3 million.

“We are delighted to be awarded the SOA-QPS4 for providing ongoing services for the Government of the HKSAR,” said Ken Chung, CTO of GES. “It is our commitment to support the Government of the HKSAR in the advancement of public services by providing ongoing services with quality.”

The government has refined the provisions in this new round of contracts, including the adoption of a higher technical weighting with a price to technical ratio. Being awarded the SOA-QPS4 shows that GES is not only competitive in price but also technical features.

“With our reliable technologies and competitive pricing, we are committed to provide professional services for the government and financial institutions. Apart from Category 2, GES is equipped with years of experience in Category 3 - implementation and combined system development services, we welcome any approach from companies of Category 3 in Major Group to discuss partnership opportunities which allow us to cooperate in providing quality professional services for the government and institutions in Hong Kong.” Ken Chung concluded.

For more information on the Standing Offer Agreement for Quality Professional Services (SOA-QPS) scheme, please refer to the following site:


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

GES EX 360° Cloud Platform全方位證券交易平台解決方案 雙重折扣優惠

GES 推出GES EX 360° Cloud Platform全方位證券交易解決方案及最新雙重折扣優惠。GES EX 360° Cloud Platform結合Auton 網上交易平台、GES EX 前台交易系統以及GES Xentrix 後台結算系統,加上強大 I.T. 基建,提供一站式報價、前台交易、後台結算、技術分析及多種自選設備託管方案,360度全面迎合149號牌券商的業務需要。

GES EX 360° Cloud Platform雙重折扣優惠
由即日起至2017831日期間,首 10 名選購GES EX 360° Cloud Platform 證券交易解決方案的券商即可享有以下雙重折扣優惠:*


  • 額免一次性系統安裝費
  • 6個月月費豁免

6個月月費豁免期結束後,客戶可以超級優惠價升級至付費客戶。
*: 以上優惠受有關條款及細則約束,詳情請參閱有關宣傳推廣資料或向本公司職員查詢。

GES EX 360° Cloud Platform全方位證券交易解決方案
GES EX 360° Cloud Platform 支援雲端交易,無需硬件,快速上線,讓券商盡享低成本、高效益的優勢。加上網上交易平台 Auton無縫連接前台交易及後台結算系統,前後台數據可即時同步,功能多元全面。GES EX 360° Cloud Platform同時配備強大的I.T. 基建支援及多種自選方案,迎合不同券商需要。
更多GES EX 360° Cloud Platform全方位證券交易解決方案特點:
·         前台

  • 支援本地及環球證券
  • 通過港交所 OCG OMD 測試
  • 多渠道買賣(Web TradeTerminal、手機App
  • 嶄新 Algo Trade 智能交易功能
  • 資產管理功能(包括MAMPre-Trade CheckingTrade Allocation等) 
  • 伺服器位於將軍澳,毗鄰港交所數據中心

·         後

  • 執行ATISI等交收工作
  • 多層佣金及回贈設定
  • 符合 SFC 標準的 FRR 報表
  • 多種 Corporate Action IPO 管理
  • 自動化日結工作及自動輸出結單
  • 前後台數據即時同步