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The final countdown
Article
10 Oct 2014

With October 6th being the deadline for adoption of T+2, in this timely article Denis Orrock of GBST examines the readiness of the industry, the considerations for both buyside and sellside firms, and how innovative and cost-effective technology can help.

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Turning challenge to opportunity for Aegon UK
Case Study
31 Jul 2014

In response to the impact of regulatory and social welfare reforms, Aegon UK, part of the Aegon Group which is one of the world’s largest listed life and pensions companies, decided to hone in on two key market areas and choose GBST as their partner to compete more effectively in their chosen markets.

Download full report to learn how GBST’s award winning Composer® solution helped Aegon UK get its multi-channel commercial strategy off the page and out to market. Quickly, cost effectively and successfully.

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Report on Financial Transaction Taxes by GBST and Deloitte
Case Study
04 Jul 2014

With the introduction of Financial Transaction Taxes first in France and Italy, and soon for the EU, the full complexity of processing taxes is becoming a major operational headache for firms.

GBST’s Financial Transaction Tax solution has recently gone live at a global investment bank, we have taken this opportunity to review what we have learnt from this process and present our experiences and thoughts to you.

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T+2: a growing challenge
Article
01 Jul 2014

In order to reduce the current high rates of trade fails and associated costs and operational risks, Central Securities Depositories Regulation (CSDR) necessitates a move to T+2 or less for all European Union (EU) markets by 2015. In this article, Denis Orrock, CEO at GBST Capital Markets, examines the implications of such move and the primary areas of focus for investment in order to embrace this global phenomenon.

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Market utilities: useless or useful?
Article
01 Jul 2014

It is only a matter of time before one of the larger international service providers realises that service delivery to the retail broker-dealer space sector is not as complicated as many believe, says Denis Orrock of GBST Capital Markets.

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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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