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Corporate and Trustee Markets

WBS Corporate and Trustee Markets ("WCTM") provides bespoke trading, technology, custody, and settlement services for Corporates, Employees, Major shareholders, Trustees, Share Plan providers and SaaS solutions. We provide our clients with a fully rounded, first class service, which is the cornerstone of our offering.

WCTM are a specialist dedicated team that offers clients a fully rounded, premier service, that provides bespoke custody and dealing solutions for Issuers, their employees, offshore trustees and share plan administrators.

We provide our clients flexibility when it comes to trading. Operating as a segregated and independent business unit, we are able to trade directly with our leading UK Equities market maker Winterflood Securities, whilst also having direct access to most major Corporate Brokers and Investment Banks. This provides our clients with excellent market coverage in the UK and overseas, as well as best execution.

The team

Executive Management

For all new account, strategy, commercial and relationship enquiries.

Client Management

For all operational, technology and general enquiries.

Phil Smith

Phil Smith

Head of Corporate and Trustee Markets

+44 (0) 203 100 0128

+44 (0) 7958 901 911

Tom Giles

Tom Giles

Deputy Head, Corporate and Trustee Markets

+44 (0) 203 100 0454

+44 (0) 7951 105 503

Grace Burns

Grace Burns

Senior Manager, Corporate and Trustee Markets

+44 (0) 203 100 0122

Siobhan Doyle

Siobhan Doyle

Associate, Corporate and Trustee Markets

+44 (0) 203 100 0212

Services List

Offshore and Onshore Trustee Custody and Trading

Offshore and Onshore Trustee Custody and Trading

WCTM currently supports a vast network of offshore and onshore Trustee clients in the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and the Cayman Islands, with tailored solutions and market leading technology for Employee Benefit Trusts and Nominee accounts.

We provide the following:

  • Structured event planning covering best execution, liquidity, sensitive order management and corporate governance
  • Bespoke WBS owned technology platform with interactive client portal showing live transactions, documents, transfer information and online trading
  • Global custody and trading support using our own regulatory permissions as custodian as well as our overseas custodian UBS and Clearstream/Euroclear
  • FX at point of trade
Corporate Dealing Account

Corporate Dealing Account

Our recently launched Corporate Dealing Account provides senior members of the corporate client the ability to hold and trade stock in their employing/founding company. This will include Founders, Executives, Board Members and Non-Executive directors and offer first class execution facility for market transactions, from onboarding to execution and settlement.

We provide a first-class high touch client experience managed by experienced and knowledgeable team with a dedicated client relationship team.

We will also engage with the appropriate members of the leadership team at the issuing company to ensure governance and reporting requirements are monitored and adhered to. This will and can include Company Secretarial, Finance, Treasury and HR teams.

The account will include and provide the following:

  • Access to a secure online portal for full visibility of holding, transactions, documents, and valuations
  • Dedicated Client Relationship team with direct email and telephone numbers
  • Sensitive order management execution
  • Ability to execute through clients Corporate Broker
  • Prompt order updates and confirmations for RNS reporting and Corporate Governance
  • FX at point of trade


Share Schemes (Executive and All-Employee)

Share Schemes (Executive and All-Employee)

Whether you administer your share schemes on a spreadsheet, use a SaaS solution or even outsource your plans to an administrator, WCTM are here to help. With a huge breadth of knowledge across the share plan and stockbroking industry, we can offer and provide unique and extensive support to assist you and your employee share schemes.

Our specialist team will provide full assistance and expertise in all brokerage, custody and settlement aspects of the scheme event. This will include help with project planning, communications, data reconciliation and management, trade execution and subsequent settlement and delivery of stock and funds. We will be on hand to ensure interaction with all required parties, including internal departments, advisors, external payrolls, trustees, registrars, banks and brokers is managed efficiently and effectively.

  • Planning, facilitation and settlement of large share scheme related trading or settlement events
  • Order execution management and governance
  • Ability to trade across various suitable execution venues
  • Global coverage from a trading, custody and settlement perspective
  • FX at point of trade with delivery of proceeds in local currency at T+2
Share Plan SaaS/Technology Providers

Share Plan SaaS/Technology Providers

WCTM can support and provide SaaS and Technology providers with direct access to market for its own/its client trading, custody and settlement needs. We can leverage our regulatory permissions, technology, platform and back-office functions to deliver a bespoke, fully rounded solution.

We support and provide the following: 

  • External system/provider API integration
  • FIX connections for UK and overseas securities for receipt and transmissions of orders straight to market
  • Global Nominee arrangements for holding stock electronically
  • Global trading and settlement capabilities with FX performed at point of trade
Corporate Custody and Trading Solution

Corporate Custody and Trading Solution

By utilising our technology, operational expertise, and regulatory permissions as custodian, WCTM can fully automate our client’s asset servicing requirements.

We offer the following:

  • Bespoke custody, trading and settlement solutions for significant size orders, block transactions and significant shareholdings
  • Direct access to CREST and Clearstream with overseas market access through our global custodian, UBS (who also provides us access to Euroclear)
  • Nominee and sponsored member accounts
  • Secure online Portal access to view balances, transactions, documents as well as instruct trade orders
  • Dedicated team that supports corporate actions, voting, AGM’s and dividends