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Dunstan Thomas has eye on pensions

IT services provider Dunstan Thomas is planning to focus on the financial services market and the pension sector in particular.

The company says concentrating on financial services rather then general markets builds on the experience it has gained from providing services to a number of financial companies, including Friends Provident, Zurich, PPML, Winterthur and James Hay Pensions Trustees.

Dunstan Thomas offered these companies services including bespoke development and consultancy for back-office pension administration, front-office projections systems and illustration and review facilities.

The company says it first gained experience of the pension sector in 1996 when it partnered James Hay to produce a Sipp illustration system now installed in several life offices.

Dunstan Thomas then provided PPML with maintenance and enhancements to its pension admin system.

Last year, it released Imago, a browser-based illustration system for Sipps, which Jupiter Investment Group is using to help it meet its target of doubling its Sipp customer base this year.

Dunstan Thomas says it has ambitious growth plans for the future and sees its current position as the first step in becoming a leading player in pensions, insurance and other areas of the financial services market.

Chairman and founder Christopher Read says: “We believe our real opportunity lies in combining our pension knowledge and technology expertise to provide integration services.”

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