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DST International Names Rob Gould as Director of Business Development and Strategy for Australia

  • 15 May, 2008 15:40

<p>Sydney, 15 May 2008 – DST International (DSTi) has today announced the appointment of Rob Gould as Director of Business Development and Strategy for Australia. In this newly created role Gould will manage the increasing opportunities that exist in the area of distribution administration solutions. This appointment reaffirms the company’s earlier move into the retail-focused wealth management space locally and will enable DSTi to formulate distribution administration solutions for investment platforms, wrap products, unit registry and superannuation administration.</p>
<p>Gould will also adopt the role of Solutions Manager for DSTi’s existing unit registry solution, HiTrust, which is currently developed from the DSTi Melbourne Development Centre. A key task will be to fully integrate HiTrust with the DSTi business process management solution, AWD, and exploring the potential of increased integration to the company’s flagship administration platform, HiPortfolio.</p>
<p>Gould joins DSTi from Financial Synergy, an Australian software and solutions specialist for superannuation and investment services. During his tenure with Financial Synergy he held the role of Managing Director and CEO for a two year period. Previous roles include General Manager for RACV Finance; CEO for BP Credit Union and senior positions within Australia and New Zealand Banking Group and its Funds Management division.</p>
<p>Gould will be based in Melbourne and will report directly to DSTi’s CEO for Australia and New Zealand, Ian Mathieson.</p>
<p>Ian Mathieson said, “Rob’s appointment sends a clear message to the market that we believe there are significant opportunities with distribution administration for the broader category of investment and wealth management. At DSTi we are looking ahead and see a viable retail practice which will keep our development and client services teams occupied for some time to come,” he concluded.</p>
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About DST International (DSTi)
With 21 offices and over 1700 professionals to support its growing client base, DST International provides a unique and comprehensive range of investment management and business process management software solutions and related services to 700 clients in 55 countries.
About DST Systems, Inc.
DST Systems, Inc. provides sophisticated information processing and computer software products and services to support the mutual fund, investment management, insurance and healthcare industries. In addition to technology products and services, DST provides integrated print and electronic statement and billing output solutions through a wholly owned subsidiary. DST’s world-class data centers provide technology infrastructure support for mutual fund companies, healthcare providers, banks, mortgage bankers and insurance companies around the globe. DST is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, and is a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange.</p>
<p>For more information please contact:</p>
<p>Cathryn van der Walt
12 Worlds
Tel: +61 (0) 402 327 633
<p>The information and comments above may include forward-looking statements respecting DST International and its businesses. Such information and comments are based on DSTi’s views as of today, and actual actions or results could differ. There could be a number of factors affecting future actions or results, including those set forth in DSTi’s latest periodic financial report (Form 10-K or 10-Q) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All such factors should be considered in evaluating any forward-looking comment. The Company will not update any forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect future events.</p>

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