Life at Calastone

Who are we?

Calastone is a financial technology company. Our mission is to make markets friction-free by connecting clients through our global fund transaction network.

Our Culture

There are a variety of opportunities available at Calastone. From a technical career in IT or operations, to creative roles in marketing, we pride ourselves on the diverse population of individuals that exist within our workplace. We believe in encouraging opinions and fostering strong relationships to enable growth within individual professional roles, and to maintain a unified and connected approach to problem-solving and innovation. Our commitment to connectivity is what makes us successful, and together, we create an enjoyable and rewarding working environment.

Supporting our communities

We are passionate in our support for local and national charities.

Throughout the year, we organise a number of fundraising events and activities. Each charity is nominated and selected by members of the Calastone team, enabling us to make a difference to many worthwhile causes.

Since 2011, we have hosted the annual Calastone Funds Industry Charity Shield, a 5-a-side football tournament. Teams take part in this half day tournament from across the UK Funds Industry, including a team of our own. To date we are proud to have raised over £83,000 for many worthwhile causes.

Living our values

Our core values are embedded at the heart of Calastone; and pave the way to success from both a business and employee perspective. By staying connected, supportive, creative and driven, we continue to innovate and succeed in our working environment and in delivering services to our customers.

Connected: staying connected with colleagues, clients and the global landscape enables us to innovate continuously with a forward-thinking and unified approach. We believe that leveraging connectivity paves the way to success and unlocks value for our customers and communities.

Supportive: our dedicated client delivery, quality assurance and operations teams ensure that our clients are fully supported from the start of their relationship with us. Our support teams are available 24 hours a day 5.5 days per week providing on-call support. Our devotion to support is equally important internally, where we believe that nurturing the individual needs of our staff is essential for shared success and a productive working environment.

Creative: our passion for innovation makes creativity a key component for success. We defy conventional thinking and challenge traditional ideas to succeed in our ambition to transform global markets.

Driven: we never settle for the status quo and continually seek to anticipate tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities. Being driven is essential from both an individual and company perspective, enabling constant modernisation, new ideas and improved efficiencies.

What do our employees like best about working at Calastone?

Becky, Relationship Manager (Hong Kong) – I work on the Asia team as a Client Relationship Manager. It has been an exciting journey since joining Calastone in 2013, when we had only a handful of clients. Now we are the leading STP provider in all 3 of our active markets in Asia. One thing I love about Calastone are our team activities – every day at 4pm in the HK office, we do a daily 5 minute workout where everyone gets up and does a series of exercise led by one of us. Everyone goes back to their desks feeling refreshed or sometime out of breath.“

Tao, Data Analyst (London)“I have been working at Calastone since 2012. I am currently working on the Data Services product as a team lead. It’s a very exciting company to be a part of as it is fast growing and full of opportunities. The company has a very flat management structure and nurtures people to become better versions of themselves. It is difficult sometimes, mainly because we are taking on so many of the challenges this industry is facing, and we endeavour to provide the most innovative solutions. But it is very rewarding and we all feel proud about what we could do by marrying up the cutting-edge technology with the finance know-how in the mutual fund industry.”

Jack, Finance (London)As the Commercial Finance Manager my role involves engaging with many different areas of the business. The high growth nature of the business presents its challenges but our tight knit finance team continues to deliver timely outputs. What I most enjoy is the encouragement and freedom to think strategically and to assist the decision-making process with senior members of the organisation.”

Emily, HR (London)“I joined Calastone in November 2016, as the HR Assistant. We are a rapidly evolving company which means there is never a quiet moment in HR. What I love the most about Calastone is the calibre of the people and the fun, focused and supportive atmosphere. Our culture embraces people’s diverse perspectives and creates a positive environment where everyone is valued.”

Luke, Development (London)“Calastone is a great place to work, I joined as part of the CTN development team and now I lead the innovation distributed ledger project. You’ll find that everybody in the company is an expert in their chosen field. The company gives you room to challenge yourself, each other and the market.”