Systems In The City Awards 2018



Leading service and system suppliers were announced at the Systems in the City Financial Technology Awards during a ceremony at Merchant Taylors’ Hall. From a list of over 130 firms in the sector, 55 companies were nominated and 29 received Awards. In addition, 36 individuals working for these companies were rewarded with the now customary SITC blue plaque.

Some of the comments from senior executives of winning firms include:

Nigel Reynolds, CEO Platform Securities said “We were honoured to be judged the Best Clearing and Settlement Service.  Every year the competition gets stronger, and to come top of a very strong field is testament to all the hard work the team at Platform Securities has done over many years, and to the support we receive from all of our clients.  We were also delighted that Will Burge was awarded the Financial Sales Specialist of the year”.

Neil Wise, Head of Sales and Relationship Management, Investment Fund Services, Clearstream Banking “We’re very proud to receive the SITC Award for Best Central Securities Depository, which supports and recognises our solid, scalable Investment Fund processing in the UK. Processing funds within a Security Settlement System is vital to ensure the safety and security of client assets and this award illustrates our commitment to achieving this”.

Daryl Roxburgh, Global Head of BITA Risk, said: “Goodacre’s Systems in the City goes from strength to strength in its 20th year, with a packed Merchant Taylors’ Hall applauding some of the best in the application industry. For BITA, winning awards such as these not only recognises the multi-year strength of the BITA product but also the vital leadership roles our people play in the market. I am pleased both for our team and our customers because these accolades confirm that what we are doing truly adds value. Achieving this sort of recognition pushes us to innovate more.”

Simon Shapland, Country Head UK & Ireland of Allfunds Bank ‘Allfunds Bank is delighted to be recognised for its ‘Best in Class’ mutual fund distribution capabilities at the annual Systems in the City Financial Technology Awards 2018.’  As the world’s largest institutional fund distribution network we continue to build a global market place where fund groups can reach world class financial institutions across more than 44 countries’.

Stephen Pinner, Managing Director of Goodacre UK, who hosted the awards ceremony said:

“These Awards are now the benchmark for the best providers. Our consultants carry out an annual review of all relevant services and systems and winners are determined from feedback provided by user companies. The work carried out by system providers is often overlooked and considering the major changes needed during the past couple of years, their efforts fully deserve to be recognised in this way”.

More photographs of the presentations are available on request.

Notes for editors

  • Systems in The City Financial Technology Awards take place annually and reward the leading service and system suppliers to the regulated financial community.
  • Any system or service supplier to the regulated investment sector can enter their products or services for an award.
  • Entry into the awards is free of charge.
  • The awards are managed by Goodacre UK the leading specialist consultancy for the securities industry.


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Company Awards (Best in each Category)

Capital Gains Tax System

CGIX (Financial Software)

Corporate Actions System


Goal Based Investment System

Seven Investment Management

Middle Office System


Performance Measurement System


Integrated Post Trade Technology


Central Securities Depository System


Clearing and Settlement System

Platform Securities

Client Reporting System


Client Solution


Compliance System

Redland Business Solutions

CRM System

Wealth Dynamix

Custody and Trustee Services


Digital System Integration

Web Financial

Global Settlement Services


Investment Management Application


Market Data System


Market Research System


Mutual Funds Distribution System


Order Routing System

SS & C

Portfolio Management System


Private Banking System


Reconciliations System


Retail Banking System


Risk Management System


Risk Settlement System


Trading System


Treasury Management System


Web Front End System


Clearstream Award for Best Wealth Management System



Individual Awards 

Client Support Specialist

Alison Dixon ( ERI Banking Software )

Financial Services Development

Alison Streat ( IRESS )

Sales Manager of the Year

Bradley Lewis ( Allfunds Bank )

Relationship Management

Damien Gillespie ( Clearstream )

CEO of the Year

David Arnott ( Temenos )

Wealth Management Digitisation

David Wilson ( Objectway )

European CEO of the Year

Emmanuel Fougeras ( JUMP Informatique )

Business Leadership

Gordon McHarg ( Autorek )

Excellence in Product Development

Greg King ( Factset )

Hardware Outsourcing Specialist

Henry Duncombe ( Lanware )

Client Consultancy

Ian Woodhouse ( Orbium )

Outstanding Service Standards

Nathan Nicholls ( Redland )

Outstanding Customer Support

Prathish Kumar ( Oracle Financial Services )

Marketing Specialist

Stella Downs ( Safe Financial )

Operations Specialist

Suleman Assenjee ( Investment Software )

Operational Excellence

Viki Heminsley ( Hubwise )

Client Reporting Specialist

Adrian Wale Dion ( Global Solutions )

CRM Specialist

Ben Revill ( Xpedition )

Operational Management

Bertrand Giger ( BRT )

Product Innovation

Daryl Roxburgh ( BITA Risk Solutions )

Excellence in Data Content Management

Dominique Tanner ( SIX  Financial )

Customer Relationship Specialist

Geoff Walker ( JHC )

Implementation Support

James Ince ( Dion Global Solutions )

Product Knowledge Specialist

Jon Dinnis ( Torstone Technology )

Excellence in Client Management

Maarten Heukshorst ( Pershing )

Client Account Management

Marc Rubenfeld ( Eagle investment Systems )

Support Specialist

Martin Lund ( Wealth Dynamix )

Exceptional Customer Service

Natalie Belsham ( Dion Global Solutions )

Client Engagement

Nicola Mollison ( BITA Risk Solutions )

Technical Excellence

Ray Tubman ( FinoComp )

CASS Specialist

Richard Donegan ( Cofunds )

Product Specialist

Steve Martin ( Dion Global Solutions )

Business Development

Steve Polese ( Clearstream )

New Business Networking

Tim Williams ( FinoComp )

Business Origination

Tom Wooders ( GPP )

Financial Sales Specialist

Will Burge ( Platform Securities )