Our Vision

"As a group, GIS can boast over 100 years of combined experience at Tier 1 financial institutions such as Daiwa Capital Markets, Ji ASIA, 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.

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

Our regulated Hong Kong subsidiary, GIS (HK) Ltd will provide dedicated coverage to clients in the Asia Pacific region. We offer full 24-5 coverage to a broad spectrum of institutional, corporate and professional clients. UK Clients can visit the GIS UK website here.

We offer an alternative trade, clearing, custody, and prime solution for businesses neglected by the big banks and bulge-bracket providers."

 

- John W Gunn, Founder and Director

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 our group.

Our parent company, GIS UK, is owned by the LSE AIM-listed Octagonal PLC (LSE: OCT) and is also a member of the London Stock Exchange. Visit the Octagonal website here

In addition to GIS HK's SFC regulated status, GIS UK is regulated by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority, is a London Stock Exchange member firm, licenced payment services provider, an HMRC-approved provider of ISAs, and is a U.S. IRS-recognised qualified intermediary.

This level of corporate governance is only achievable because of the Group’s 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.

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

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

  • Regulated by the FCA (since 2005)
  • Member of the London Stock Exchange (since 2009)
  • HMRC approved provider of ISAs.
  • Licenced payment services institution.
  • Participant in the United Kingdom's Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).
  • GIS’ technological infrastructure has been recognised by the United Kingdom's Government’s National Cyber Security Centre who granted us Cyber Essentials accreditation.
  • GIS HK Ltd regulated for Type 1 activity by the SFC (since 2019)
  • FATCA compliant
  • U.S. IRS Qualified intermediary. (GIS UK only)
  • Listed on the Inc. 5000 Europe 2017 of fastest growing private companies

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.

The GIS Group can boast over 100 years of combined experience at Tier 1 financial institutions such as Daiwa Capital Markets, Ji ASIA, 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 UK has been in operation since 2004 and has delivered trade execution, clearing, safe custody and prime solutions to clients though both bull and bear markets gaining strength and momentum year-on-year.

Technology

The Group 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 tier-1 global counterparties to deliver a seamless service to our clients.

  • Objectway 
  • Real Tick
  • Shark
  • Pro Quote
  • Bloomberg
  • Microsoft
  • LexisNexis
  • Symphony
In addition, our technology infrastructure offers the ability to import trading baskets via API into our Order Management System for seamless STP execution.

A disaster recovery site is ready and waiting in the event that GIS HK Ltd have a major outage or if needed by way of emergency contingency. It is a fully operational DR Office managed by our sister office in London.