Novia works with a number of professional organisations to deliver an efficient service. Some of our key partners are described on this page.
Our platform technology partner
Our core operating system is delivered by GBST. Established in Australia, where over 90% of adviser investment business is carried out through wraps, GBST has been developing software solutions for funds administration and financial services since 1996 and for wrap solutions since 1999. They entered the UK market in 2003 and have established a reputation for delivering high quality, robust, functionally advanced software which has the scalability required to meet business demands.
GBST provides technology to power four of the top 10 wraps in Australia and a number of other blue chip companies. Collectively, these providers administer in excess of $250bn on GBST's Composer wrap platform. This places GBST as the leading provider of wrap platform solutions in Australia.
Our platform data providers
Providing all the data for the platform and powering our comprehensive suite of portfolio management tools are Financial Express, who are experts in this field. We are constantly working together to improve existing tools as well as developing new ones.
Pensions and administration solutions provider Dunstan Thomas manages our pensions and investment illustrations. Dunstan Thomas' 'Imago Front Office' is integrated into the platform and enables completion of illustrations for SIPPs, ISAs and General Investment Accounts.
Our stockbroking partners
Stocktrade is our stockbroking partner, providing Novia clients and their advisers with full access to the wide variety of equities traded on the London Stock Exchange. This access provides exposure to Investment Trusts, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and the full spread of shares and bonds.
Our partnership with Winterflood Business Services allows us to offer reduced aggregated trading costs for ETFs and Investment Trusts.
Our business advisers
Novia's auditors are Pricewaterhouse Coopers who need no introduction as one of the UK's big four accountancy firms.
Our legal advisers are the firms Dentons, Eversheds and Stone King. Eversheds and Dentons are two of the largest full service law firms in the world with UK teams, and both have been advising the financial services industry since the introduction of the Financial Services Act in 1986. Stone King, ranked one of the UK’s top 200 law firms by The Lawyer and with a leading reputation in the charity sector, has an office local to Novia’s home town of Bath and is a firm with both private and commercial clients.
Our banking partners
Novia's Cash Facility is placed primarily with HSBC although other Tier 1 banks may also be used.