Global Custodian announces winners of Leaders in Custody awards 2020

Global Custodian’s annual awards honour the top performers from our agent banks surveys, plus editors’ choice, innovation and individual accolades.

By Editors

The winners of Global Custodian’s annual Leaders in Custody awards were announced during the premiere of an industry-first documentary on the securities services industry. 

The awards honour the best performers from our Agent Banks in Major and Emerging Markets surveys from 2019, in addition to a range of Editors’ Choice awards covering Asset Servicing Deal of the YearBest New Asset Servicing ProjectBest New Asset Servicing Partnership, and Best Innovation in Market Infrastructure. 

The big winners of this year’s honours were BNP Paribas Securities Services and SIX, The Swiss Stock Exchange, who both took three awards each. 

Meanwhile picking up two accolades each were Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered, Societe Generale Securities Services, Mizuho Bank and BNY Mellon. 

In the individual awards, Hani Kablawi became the latest inductee into Global Custodian’s Hall of Fame, while Bogart Miheaye of BNP Paribas Securities Services took home the inaugural Network Manager of the Year award, as voted for by his peers. 

The full list of winners can be found below. The Custody 2020 documentary will be re-run at 5pm BST on 24 September – to sign up click here – and will be available on-demand from 25 September.


Multi-Market Excellence 


Western Europe 

BNP Paribas Securities Services 

Central and Eastern Europe 

Raiffeisen Bank International 

Nordic Markets 


Southern Europe 

Deutsche Bank 


Standard Chartered 




Relationship Management and Client Service 


Europe – Major Markets 

The Swiss Stock Exchange, Switzerland 

Europe – Emerging Markets 

SGSS, Russia 

APAC – Major Markets 

Standard Chartered, Singapore 

APAC – Emerging Markets 

Edelweiss, India 

Middle East & Africa – Emerging Markets 

RMB, South Africa 




Asset Servicing 



The Swiss Stock Exchange, Switzerland 


Mizuho Bank, Japan 




Top Performer – Europe 


Major Markets 

The Swiss Stock Exchange, Switzerland 

Emerging Markets 

SGSS, Russia 



Top Performer – APAC 


Major Markets 

DBS Bank, Singapore/Hong Kong 

Emerging Markets 

ICICI Bank, India 



Top Performer – MEA 


Emerging Markets 

First Abu Dhabi Bank, UAE 


Best in Survey 


Leading Clients 

UBS, Switzerland 

Emerging Markets 

Piraeus Bank, Greece 

Major Markets 

Mizuho Bank, Japan 


Editors’ Choice 


Asset Servicing Deal of the Year 

BNY Mellon and Microsoft 

Best New Asset Servicing Project 

Deutsche Bank – DLT Solution for Beneficial Owner Transparency 

Best New Asset Servicing Partnership 

BNP Paribas Securities Services and US Bank 

Best Innovation in Market Infrastructure 

DTCC, Exception Manager 


Award for Innovation 


Regulatory Solutions – SRD II 



Individual Awards 


Network Manager of the Year 

Bogart Miheaye, BNP Paribas Securities Services 

Industry Legend 

Hani Kablawi, BNY Mellon