Our Vision

Our desire to maintain a strong and continued rapport is rooted into our commitment at all stages of our work with clients.

GIS provide dedicated coverage to clients across both UK and US trading hours from our offices in the heart of the City of London. This will expand to full 24-5 coverage in April 2019, when our new fully serviced offices open in Hong Kong.

We are always available to clients to deliver the solution you need.

Our Values

Transparency

We embed transparency in all that we do and believe this fosters a two-way relationship that benefits both parties. Our clients are communicated with every step of the way, ensuring a seamless experience at all times.

A strong corporate governance culture flows through all members of GIS’ 30+ strong team.

GIS is owned by the LSE AIM-listed holding company Octagonal PLC (LSE:OCT) and is also a member of the London Stock Exchange.

GIS is an LSE member firm and is regulated by the FCA, is a licenced payment services provider and an HMRC-approved provider of ISAs.

This level of corporate governance is only achievable because of GIS’ robust regulatory foundation and a strong compliance culture which is championed by every member of staff and is reflected in the fair and transparent service delivered to our international client base.

Trust

We value the trust that our clients put in us, and believe this forms the foundation to a successful partnership from the moment you start to work with our team.

GIS has been delivering best-in-sector service to financial services clients for over 10 years. Over 500 clients remain served over this period.

Our regulatory foundations have continually strengthened over this period and GIS’ scope of permissions has expanded rapidly.

  • Regulated by the FCA (since 2005)
  • Member of the LSE (since 2009)
  • GIS subsidiary GIS (FS) HK granted SFC approval (2019)
  • HMRC approved provider of ISAs.
  • Licenced payment services institution.
  • Participant in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
  • GIS’ technological infrastructure has been recognised by the Government’s National Cyber Security Centre who granted us Cyber Essentials accreditation.
  • GIS FS (HK) (since 2019)
  • FATCA compliant
  • Qualified intermediary

 

Experience

We pride ourselves on our diverse and experienced team, who, coupled with their enthusiastic and committed approach, provide an inimitable and dedicated experience for our clients.

GIS’ team can boast over 100 years of combined experience at tier-1 financial institutions such as Barings, LCF Rothschild, ICAP, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Barclays, Blackrock, London Clearing House (LCH), BNY Mellon, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Lehman Brothers, Oppenheimer, HSBC, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, ING, Scotiabank and Jefferies.

GIS has been in operation since 2004 and has delivered trade settlement and clearing solutions to clients though both bull and bear markets gaining strength and momentum year-on-year.

Technology

GIS has always had technological innovation at the heart of its business philosophy. We use a combination of outsourced solutions, internal R&D on technology and robotics plus integration with our tier-1 global counterparties to deliver a seamless service to our clients:

  • Objectway / Altimis
  • Real Tick
  • Shark
  • Pro Quote
  • Bloomberg
  • Currenex
  • TT Futures Platform
  • RBS Bankline
  • Microsoft
  • LexisNexis
A disaster recovery site is ready and waiting in the event that GIS have a major outage or if needed by way of emergency contingency. It is a fully operational DR Office in a Managed Building 25 minutes from the London Head Office.