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Should we fear Pensions ISAs?
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21 Sep 2016

Talk of Pensions ISAs has returned recently. Robert de Dominicis asks would moving away from the current pension system of tax relief on contributions, a lifetime limit on gains and taxing withdrawals to a system where contributions are taxed but gains and withdrawals are tax free really be such a bad thing? Or could it lead to a fairer, simpler, more engaging pensions system?

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The power of consolidation
Article
18 Jul 2016

Following The Centre for Policy Studies suggestion that pension pots worth £2,000 or less should not face any fees or charges to encourage consolidation, GBST’s CEO Rob De Dominicis considers the benefits of pension consolidation for individuals and how technology can help the process both in the UK and Australia.

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Pension freedoms propositions still wanting
Article
11 Jul 2016

One year on from the launch of the UK’s pension freedoms, GBST CEO Robert De Dominicis argues that more providers need to invest in smart technology to create innovative, flexible income products that allow consumer to take full advantage of the choices offered under the new rules.

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Pensions – the Australian Experience
Article
07 Jul 2016

GBST CEO Robert De Dominicis considers the what we can learn from the Australian government’s decision to enshrine in law that the objective of its private pensions system is to provide retirement income – a move which seems in complete contrast to the freedom pension reforms seen in the UK.

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The Potential of Blockchain and DLT in Capital Markets
Article
04 Jul 2016

In this latest article on Finextra, GBST CEO Robert De Dominicis discusses blockchain and distributed ledger technology in capital markets.

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Blockchain: Coming to an equity market near you?
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03 Jun 2016

GBST CEO Robert De Dominicis explains what blockchain is and why it could ultimately prove such a significant positive disrupter within the financial services sector

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Four scenarios for Blockchain in Capital Markets
White Paper
10 May 2016

Where does the future lie for Blockchain technology in the cash equities space? GBST experts discuss four scenarios.

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Innovation Time
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05 Nov 2015

As the global securities industry continues to evolve, moving away from its reliance on manual processes toward greater transparency and faster settlement, it is critical for today’s market participants to take a much deeper look at what legacy technology is actually costing in terms of operational loss.

This article by GBST explains why robust technology supporting the middle office and operational processing pays for itself, and what the industry needs to consider in the years to come.

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T+2 and What Lies Beyond: Will You Be Ready?
Article
02 Nov 2015

In June of 2015, the T+2 Industry Steering Committee released an in-depth whitepaper analyzing and promoting the benefits moving to a shorter settlement cycle would afford the US financial markets. Not long after, the Securities and Exchange Commission threw its support behind the Committee’s recommendations, suggesting that regulatory changes surrounding T+2 were likely.

In the latest article published by the FinOps Report, Greg McDonald, Head of Product Strategy for GBST’s Americas business, discusses what broker-dealers in the U.S. are facing in order to be ready for the October 2017 deadline.

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The New Normal
Article
16 Oct 2015

Operations managers have long focused on technology as a means of gaining efficiency or putting in place more robust processes.

In this latest article published in Asset Servicing Times, Gregory McDonald and Nick Clarke of GBST explore the changing face of operations in an increasingly risk-focused marketplace and discuss how technology can bring high-quality risk-related information in real time to achieve real transparency.

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