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Jostling for prime position

Prime services has become one of the most profitable business lines at many of top bank’s equities divisions, some making larger waves than others. Will this mean a potential revamp of the prime broker hierarchy?

Hedging for good

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors are increasingly on the radar of hedge fund investment decision-makers. Are there robust tools available to help?

Hedging your Brexit bets

We break down the Brexit impact for hedge funds as implications appear to be far less destabilising for them than for other institutions.

Private equity jury still out on blockchain

Private equity scepticism of blockchain runs deeper than other asset classes, but many are counting on the technology to improve trust in private equity relationships.

Economic climate change

Coverage of the Greek banking crisis has focused primarily on their lending business. Global Custodian looks at how transaction banking, and in particular, securities servicing, is bearing up as the present EU-inspired bailout draws to a close.

Why custody holds the key to cryptocurrency adoption

The safeguarding of cryptocurrencies by custodian banks is the only way institutional investors can begin their journey with the much-hyped digital assets. So will custodians step up to the plate?

Global Custodian launches special India supplement

Securities Services in India special features a roundtable with the largest custodian banks in the country, along with a domestic survey and interviews with the CEOs of India's two largest stock exchanges.

Private equity: With great growth, comes great responsibility

Private equity’s purple patch has been well documented, however with the added inflows, funds are now having to face new challenges such as regulations, corporate governance and outsourcing more if their functions.

Three is the magic number for Harwood-Jones

In March Global Custodian awarded Margaret Harwood-Jones, global head of securities services at Standard Chartered, the coveted Lifetime Achievement award. We take a look over her illustrious time within the securities services industry.

Stronger by association

In January this year, former JP Morgan, State Street and Citi fund services veteran Chris Meader set up a new association for administrators, in a bid to promote collaboration and the sharing of ideas. He speaks to Global Custodian about the motives behind the association and what he is hoping to achieve.

How custodians learned to stop worrying and love the FinTechs

More and more FinTech firms are now entering the securities services space hoping to disrupt the industry, and while we’ve been busy asking whether they pose a direct threat or an opportunity for custodians, the incumbents have been planning behind the scenes.