Global Custodian announces Editors’ Choice shortlist for Leaders in Custody Asia Pacific

Shortlist for Asia Pacific awards adds to the previously published survey categories, while Innovation and Individual honours will be announced on the evening of the ceremony. 

By Editors

Global Custodian is pleased to reveal the Editors’ Choice shortlists for its inauguralLeaders in Custody awards for Asia Pacific, to be held at Raffles in Singapore on 25 May. 

The Editors’ Choice categories cover the areas of the market not reached by our annual surveys, primarily covering global custodians, fintechs and market infrastructures through recognising products, projects and innovation.

All nominations are for those organisations with roots in the APAC region, or servicing clients, launching projects or collaborating throughout Asia, Australasia, or – in only a handful of cases – the Middle East. 

There are multiple nominations within the Editors’ Choice categories for Citi, DBS, Euroclear, FNZ, HSBC, METACO, Proxymity and State Street. Meanwhile, BlackRock, BNY Mellon, Clearstream, DTCC, Komainu, Standard Chartered, UBS and Zodia Custody also earned a shortlist spot. 

The categories cover asset servicing deals, initiatives and collaborations, along with fintech and digital asset initiatives. 

Winners will be announced on 25 May at the awards ceremony at Raffles, Singapore. The shortlist for our survey-based awards has already been published, while our Innovation and Individual honours will be announced on the evening. 

Should you wish to attend the awards, please contact For survey related awards questions contact and for Editors’ Choice or any editorial-related queries, contact 


Asset Servicing Deal of the Year  

Citi & BlackRock Aladdin Singlife 

HSBC ETF Securities 

Standard Chartered iFAST Financial 

State Street – Australian Retirement Trust 


Best New Asset Servicing Project/Initiative 

BNY Mellon – EPF Investment Accounting Project 

Citi Vote Connect Total 

Proxymity – Digital Proxy Voting Service 

State Street – Fund Connect ETF Portal 


Asset Servicing Partnership of the Year 

Citi – BlackRock Aladdin 


Proxymity – Computershare 



Market Infrastructure Project/Partnership of the Year  

Clearstream – QFI Status, Korea 

DTCC Iyo Bank 

Euroclear iETF cross-listing 

Euroclear – MoU, Korea cross-border link 


Digital Assets Initiative of the Year 

DBS Digital Exchange and Custody 

HSBC – Orion 

METACO – Harmonise 

Zodia Custody – SBI Digital Asset Holdings 


Fintech of the Year for Projects in APAC