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GBST UK head Wilkinson takes director role at IFDS

GBST Wealth Management head of UK business Ian Wilkinson is joining technology firm International Financial Data Services as director of platform technology.

Wilkinson has been with wrap technology provider GBST since March 2007. GBST provides the technology behind the Novia, AJ Bell, JP Morgan and Aegon Retirement Choices platforms.

GBST chief executive Rob DeDominicis says: “Over the last five years, Ian has been a valued member of the management team at GBST.

However, all good things come to an end and although we are sad to see him leave, we wish him every success in his new position.”

IFDS, a financial services outsourcing joint venture run by US investment services firm State Street Corporation and US investment software company DST systems, holds a 24 per cent stake in Cofunds.

IFDS declined to comment.

Murphy Financial associate partner Adrian Murphy says: “It is no surprise to see people moving around in the platform industry and making the most of their experience. It is interesting to see people making moves from a sales role to a more technical consultancy role, where they can deal with many platforms as opposed to just one.”

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