Leaders in Custody Week 2021

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Monday 7th June: Sub-custody – a shifting landscape

Over the past few years, Global Custodian’s agent bank surveys have seen a relative shift in responses in favour of regional service providers, while single-market sub-custodians continue to thrive in select locations. At the same time, the move to digitisation is likely to put further pressure on margins, while non-revenue-earning reporting and compliance demands are claiming an increasing share of available resources. Global Custodian asks if current service models will need to be revisited and speaks to survey outperformers about likely changes in the sub-custody landscape.

Tuesday 8th June: Supporting ETF innovation roundtable

With assets under management in ETFs surging beyond $8 trillion, innovation has taken off with products focusing on everything from ESG to Bitcoin. A growing number of asset managers are also converting mutual funds into actively managed ETFs, and interest in non-transparent ETFs has taken off following their introduction last year. How are fund administrators catering for this innovation and what are the pressing needs from providers to support these products?

Wednesday 9th June: Partnerships and projects


Celebrating our Editors’ Choice awards, we look at the growing trend of partnerships – whether that’s between likeminded service providers, or incumbents and FinTechs – along with some of the most exciting projects delivered by custodians and market infrastructures throughout the past 12 months and how these differ when done in isolation or in a partnership.

Thursday 10th June: Network Management – Adapting to unprecedented change

Technological advancements, regulations and market volatility are nothing new for network managers and the custody industry, but global pandemics, cyber security and travel bans certainly are. This feature will look at how network managers are adapting to a period of change – both expected and unprecedented – and how their roles have subsequently changed. We will look at themes in market infrastructure, regulation and technology, and also explore the due diligence process and the challenges of a global lockdown and its impact on conducting reviews and meeting regulatory requirements. Which elements have been impossible to recreate? Are any new ways of conducting due diligence here to stay? How have risk parameters changed in a post-COVID world? The role of the network manager is more crucial than ever, and this digital feature will place a spotlight on the role in 2021.

Friday 11th June: Lifetime Achievement Award winner and Industry Person of the Year interviews


To cap off the week we bring you a special interview with our Lifetime Achievement recipient, a familiar face and voice from the securities services industry and one who has taken his organisation to new heights during his tenure at the helm. In addition, we will reveal the winner of our Industry Person of the Year vote, as chosen by you throughout the week.

Daily features include:

  • Podcasts with our new GC Legends inducted into our Hall of Fame
  • Videos from technology providers and innovators, celebrating the most notable new products over the past 12 months.
  • Voting for Industry Person of the Year
  • Key topics discussion forum