Gartmore Goes Live with DSTi Trade Confirmation STP Solution

London –DST International (DSTi) – the leader in business solutions for the investment management industry announced today that Gartmore Investment Management PLC (Gartmore) – one of the UK’s top investment managers, has gone live with DSTi’s STP solution HiMessaging.

Wendy Steel, Gartmore’s head of information systems, said, "We needed to enhance our STP capability by implementing a trade confirmation solution that could provide 24hr support for our global operation. We chose HiMessaging because it has both the internal and external connectivity necessary. This was crucial to our choice, as was the architectural flexibility of the total solution. Our marketplace evaluation showed HiMessaging to be the best fit to complete our implementation of a fully functional STP solution."

Steve Edkins, DSTi’s chief operating officer said, "We are pleased to continue our on-going relationship with Gartmore. By utilising the full flexibility of our HiMessaging suite, Gartmore have achieved a powerful STP solution."

The implementation of HiMessaging underlines the importance of Straight Through Processing (STP) to Gartmore. The HiMessaging solution facilitates full STP for trade confirmation by providing validation, data enrichment and internal matching for equity and fixed income instruments. DSTi worked closely with Gartmore project staff to define and develop the required business solution. The
implementation was part of a project to move the trade confirmation process to link to the front office rather than the back office systems. Additionally, the HiMessaging architecture allows Gartmore to enhance the environment easily to
take advantage of current and future trade processing industry initiatives.

DSTi has a licence agreement to supply HelioGraph’s messaging technology under the HiMessaging brand name. Significant developments have been undertaken by DSTi to tailor HiMessaging to its clients’ needs. Mr Edkins said, "This is the fourteenth and most complex solution we have installed globally utilising
HelioGraph technology. It further strengthens the partnership between our two companies."

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