London - GBST, which provides software for administration and transaction processing through its GBST Composer, GBST Syn~ and GBST Shares platforms, has 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 thisnew role, Mr Simpson will be responsible for managing client activity and driving the 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.
Mr Simpson joins GBST from SEI Investments Company where he was chief relationship officer for SEI Europe's SEI Wealth Platform. Prior to this he held various roles at Barclays Wealth.