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Since our founding in 1984, GBST has grown to become the market-leader in Australia and New Zealand and expanded around the world through a number of growth acquisitions and by investing both resources and funds in our products.

Today, GBST is a global company with a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand as well as Asia and the United Kingdom – and we continue to grow our reach across the broader Asian marketplace as well as into North America. Publicly listed on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX:GBT), GBST employs more than 550 people in offices across Australia, United Kingdom, North America and Asia.



GBST founded as Star Systems in Australia and New Zealand


Securities Broking System launched in Australia


Securities Broking System introduced to New Zealand


GBST Shares™ is launched


The company assists entry of Australia’s first correspondent clearer into the market using GBST Shares™


GBST Margin Lending is launched


Leading Australian retail bank adopts GBST’s Cash Management Interface to automate settlement of CMT accounts with stock brokers

ASX launches its World Link Service and selects Shares™ Global to facilitate offshore trading between markets


Shares™ Global is selected by ITG to support its new venture in the Hong Kong market


GBST is listed on ASX – Australia’s largest provider of securities transaction processing

Citibank launches third party clearing service using GBST Shares™ to service international investment bank clients

GBST Shares™ is Australia’s top securities, trading, clearing and settlement platform


GBST acquires Palion, Australia’s leading derivatives transaction processing technology


GBST acquires InfoComp, a leading specialist provider of wealth management and client registry software in Australia and the UK

GBST Composer®, ComposerWeb and ComposerLife are launched


GBST acquires award-winning company Coexis for its next-generation Syn∽® platform

GBST acquires Emu Design, a multidisciplinary design consultancy firm


GBST Composer® wins its first major UK client

GBST ComposerWeb Adviser portal is launched


Shares™ passes the milestone of processing more than 50% of all trades in the Australian market

The conversion from Shares™ to Syn∽® begins

GBST Composer® UK sales continue to grow


Syn∽® 2.0 is released

FrontOffice is launched in Australia

First Syn∽® implementation begins in Australia

GBST consolidates its global strategy


First Australian client goes live with Syn∽®


GBST Syn∽® wins clients globally

GBST Composer® sales continue to grow


GBST Composer® sales remain strong in the UK

The company opens a new technology facility in Vietnam

First U.S. client goes live with GBST Syn∽®


International sales exceed Australian sales; the company has a record number of new Composer® implementations

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