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Adapt and Survive: Why technology matters in the 'new' retirement savings market
White Paper
23 Dec 2014

While the UK retirement savings market is enormous and with considerable growth expected over the next decade, the emerging challenge for financial services providers is how to capitalise most effectively against a background of regulatory, social policy and consumer behavioural change.

In this paper, we predict the future landscape of this market and why we believe that technology will be the crucial deciding factor for commercial success or failure in the ‘new’ retirement savings market.

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Quantum leapfrogging
Article
03 Nov 2014

At the world’s hotspot for market growth, many financial firms in Asia have recognised that new technologies can let them jump straight to best-practice and allow them to achieve extremely high rates of straight through processing (STP), lower costs and reduced operational risk. In this article, Donal O’Brien of GBST explains the latest trend in the industry and why a leapfrogging mindset is required to be in the game.

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Ready or not, here T+2 comes
Article
10 Oct 2014

One giant step to T+2, one small step to T+1 and beyond? Denis Orrock of GBST discusses the industry’s preparations for the clearing and settlement regime.

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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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