A series of tests on Year 2000 (Y2K) compliance in the securities and futures sector has been completed with good results, according to a group of regulators. Member firms, participants and dedicated banks of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Futures Exchange, Hongkong Clearing, Stock Exchange Options Clearing House and the HKFE Clearing Corp took part in tests held this month. The tests were designed to verify Y2K compliance readiness of business operations and back-office systems that interface with the exchanges and clearing houses. Two more rounds of tests have been scheduled for March and June. Meanwhile, the stock exchange yesterday published the status of its 51 licensed real-time vendors' Y2K compliance. An exchange spokesman strongly advised investors to only deal with licensed vendors when procuring real-time information.