Defence against IP theft in financial services


In February 2011, Samarth Agrawal, Société Générale's former quant and trader in the bank's high-frequency trading group in New York, was sentenced to 36 months in prison. He was found guilty of theft of trade secrets and interstate transportation of stolen property after he stole the proprietary computer code used in Société Générale's high-frequency trading system.

The case against Agrawal illustrates the dangers to financial institutions of intellectual property theft. A particular area of

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here