Brown Brothers Harriman has launched a trio of new and improved information services that use data drawn from its sub-custodian network.
QuickIntelliViews aims to provide answers to the most frequently asked market intelligence questions in a concise, user-friendly format. It presents a synopsis of market intelligence from over 90 countries, and provides information on account opening and investment approvals, market infrastructure, trading and settlement practices, shareholder disclosure requirements, foreign ownership limitations, corporate actions, proxy voting, and cash payment systems and foreign exchange characteristics of global markets.
“QuickIntelliView provides the customer easy access and navigation to some of the most pertinent market information,” says Mary Dougherty, Director of Foreign Operations at Harvard Management Company (HMC). “As a research tool it will allow us to respond quicker to questions coming from other areas within the organization. On a daily basis, our custody staff will enjoy having access to this user friendly product at their fingertips that will allow them to respond to questions that come up during the course of the business day.”
Secondly, Special Focus analyses – such as one recently released on Global Corporate Governance practices – examine particular topics in the same 90 markets.
“The new products exemplify BBH’s continued excellence in market information products by addressing significant market issues in our Special Focus,” explains Susan C. Livingston, partner in charge of Subcustodian Network Management. “The Global Corporate Governance Guide provides the industry with a thoughtful analysis of their ability to meet their fiduciary responsibilities for their investors. This is one example of BBH identifying the needs of its clients and providing analysis and solutions for their everyday issues.”
Lastly, a new web platform for the BBH Global Update news service aims to give readers a resource for researching developments in various markets. It is now indexed to improve search ability, and users can search updates by country, date, subject matter or key word. Additionally, users can tailor searches to locate updates covering specific topics.
“The new Global Update platform exceeds our expectations,” says Barbara Kolenski, Foreign Operations Manager at HMC. “We were thrilled with the amount of thought and effort that has gone into developing a tool that is so customer friendly. Customers will truly benefit from the ability to search by market, date, subject matter as well as monitor the history of events and developments within the global markets. A tool like this eliminates the need for multiple users from attempting to maintain copies (online or hardcopy) in an effort to continuously track market events that impact their areas of responsibility.”