SYDNEY, 29 February 2016 – GBST Holdings Limited (ASX:GBT) a leading global provider of securities transaction and fund administration software for the financial services industry, today announces CLSA Ltd. (“CLSA”) enters into the second phase of a 12 year agreement for its global capital markets platform, GBST Syn~. CLSA and its clearing entity, SetClear Pte Ltd, will replace a number of legacy systems with GBST Syn~, increasing efficiencies whilst further decreasing the total cost of ownership of the platform. With GBST’s expanded market connectivity capabilities, CLSA is well placed to further integrate its operations into global securities infrastructure.
CLSA is one of Asia’s leading and longest running brokerage and investment groups. As part of its initial operational transformation, it implemented the GBST Syn~ capital markets platform in 2008 to consolidate its existing back and middle office operations from seven platforms to the single, integrated GBST Syn~ system currently in use. GBST Syn~ is the primary processing system for CLSA Post-Trade Processing at its Global Operations Centre in Singapore as well as London, New York and nine regional offices. It is used for securities processing, from affirmation to settlement and asset servicing.
Today, CLSA will benefit from GBST Syn~ international best practice standards to enable the platform’s ability to scale and meet growth requirements in an era of high volume, high frequency trading, whilst reducing operational and market risk.
Denis Orrock, Chief Executive, GBST Capital Markets said: “We are extremely proud of both the significant operational and cost efficiencies that GBST Syn~ has delivered for CLSA and that CLSA acknowledges the strength of our relationship with this extension of our global contract. It will be an exciting evolution as our scalable technologies continue to enable innovation and growth for bottom line benefits CLSA’s global operations.”
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