GBST (ASX: GBT), which provides software for administration and transaction processing through its GBST Composer®, GBST Syn~® and GBST Shares™ platforms, today announced the appointment of David Simpson to the position of head of Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mr Simpson will be a member of GBST’s executive team, based in London, and will join GBST in July 2016.
In this newly-created role, Mr Simpson will be responsible for managing client activity and driving the ongoing regional growth of the group’s retail savings platforms for wraps, life and pensions and banks, and for institutional capital markets. He will also lead integration of the group’s wealth management and capital markets divisions in the EMEA region.
GBST’s Managing Director, Robert De Dominicis, said: “David’s experience helping large organisations to provide full service solutions of more than 25 years, including investment processing, administration and infrastructure operations, will be a great asset for us as we pursue global growth. We expect to benefit from his knowledge of international markets such as the USA and South Africa, and sectors such as private banking, asset management and services for high net worth individuals.”
Mr Simpson joins GBST from SEI Investments Company, a global provider of investment processing investment management and investment operations solutions, where he was chief relationship officer for SEI Europe’s SEI Wealth PlatformSM. Prior to joining SEI in 2010 as business development director, he held various roles at Barclays Wealth where he was employed for 22 years, including head of UK Asset Management from 2004 to 2010.