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GBST Shares™

The most widely used middle and back office equities software in Australia, GBST Shares™ connects directly to the ASX to help brokers improve efficiency and reduce transaction costs.

Mature trusted solution

Trusted by market participants to reliably process middle and back office transactions, Shares™ is the most feature-rich solution on the market today. That means it can easily be configured to meet the specific operational needs of retail brokers, institutional brokers and third party clearers. Through our on-going research and development, Shares™ allows brokers to efficiently clear and settle all existing and new products listed on the:

  • ASX
  • Chi-X
  • NSX
  • SSX

This includes some non-listed products as well such as ASX mFunds.


Highly scalable

Standard processing is automated to allow operational staff to focus on exceptions management, resulting in greater straight-through processing rates and lower costs per transaction. Our scalability tests have confirmed that the system can easily process volumes in excess of 1 million trades per day. To ensure that Shares™ can continue to grow with you as your business evolves, GBST also regularly conducts performance testing.

Seamless integration

For maximum productivity, Shares™ integrates seamlessly with many other GBST systems via our web services and Databus technology. This includes GBST Front Office, GBST MarginSuite Equities, GBST Derivatives Client Accounting (DCA) and GBST Business Intelligence Reporting (BIR). By connecting to GBST’s Bank and Margin providers’ networks, you have visibility into client cash arrangements and settlements – allowing for funds reservation and settlement in real-time to enhance client service and minimise the risk of fails. A direct connection to ASX CHESS ensures settlement is processed quickly and efficiently, and with confidence that holding positions are being tracked accurately.

Real-time integration is also supported for many third party applications including Omgeo CTM and IRESS for ETC processing, Praemium and Class Super for portfolio services integration, and GlobalOne and 4Sight for stock lending.

Monitored and supported 24/7 by a team of skilled GBST application and database engineers, Shares™ is proven to be a highly reliable and resilient system.

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