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“Fees and Commissions” article published in Best Execution
Article
13 Feb 2014

Denis Orrock, CEO, GBST Capital Markets examines the growing challenge of dealing commission transparency.

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Final hurdle: rising to the operational challenge of transaction taxes
Article
14 Oct 2013

One may speculate that with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic party having secured a quite remarkable third term in office, the last in a long line of potential hurdles for the advocates of a Financial Transaction Tax (FTT) in Europe has been overcome, writes Denis Orrock.

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Bracing for a Global Shift: Transaction Taxes
Article
26 Jul 2013

In July, the 11 European countries who are working in cooperation to introduce financial transaction taxes moved even closer to agreeing FTT rules and rates, despite global pressure from financial institutions. Within six months, these countries could be introducing their own individual rules.

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Do we really understand the FTT headache?
Article
15 May 2013

The EU Financial Transaction Tax has a very high global profile, as trading entities and legislators begin to understand the potential impact that lies ahead. Capital markets and buy-side firms have now implemented their solutions to handle the French tax and elements of the Italian tax while the task of getting prepared is underway, or at least on the agenda, for most Heads of Tax or Operations for other FTT’s. The major consultancy firms are busy advising asset managers, banks, brokers and custodians globally on the best approach as the FTT sands continue to shift.

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What to ask wraps over unit rebates
Article
26 Sep 2012

Most retail distribution review (RDR) controversy has come and gone, but there is one topic guaranteed to still inflame emotion. Mention the ban of cash rebates among the platform provider community and you’re likely to be stuck for a good 20 minutes while spleens are vented.

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Composer® FoFA Readiness Review
Case Study
05 Sep 2012

Independent Review by Praxis Partners – “FoFA Reform Readiness Review” – confirms GBST Composer® market ready to adapt users’ product, administration and operational procedures to meet FoFA requirements.

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AEGON
Case Study
28 Aug 2012

AEGON UK, part of the AEGON Group which is one of the world’s largest listed life and pensions companies, offers pensions, life insurance, asset management and financial advice to around 2 million customers in the United Kingdom (UK) and has assets under administration of £57.6 billion.

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Penson Financial Services Ltd STARS in their eyes
Case Study
31 Jul 2009

When Penson Financial Services Limited (PFSL) selected Syn~, the clearing and settlement solution of a relatively small software vendor, Coexis, in 2005, “some people thought we were mad”, says Alan Philpot, CEO of PFSL. It was, he believes, among the riskier of the options PFSL was considering at the time, but it appears to have reaped the benefits since.

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Australian Bank's IT-Business Alignment Leads to New Product and System Development Process
Case Study
30 Jun 2008

Redundant and aging legacy systems hampered BT Financial Group’s (BT’s) ability to bring to market a new retirement savings account. The bank created a crossorganizational project team that incorporated new design processes, new development tools and reusable technology components, which facilitated a successful product launch.

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Unison™ uActive Benefits
Case Study
25 Sep 2012

Recently an existing GBST union client using Unison™ as its in house membership system implemented such a solution and integrated between their web processes and the Unison™ database.

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