Global Custodian is delighted to announce the winners of its prestigious annual Leaders in Custody awards, which took place at The Savoy, London last night.
The biggest winners from the evening were Standard Chartered and SIX with three honours apiece, while Citi earned an acclaimed double victory for Global Custodian of the Year and its global head of securities services picking up the Lifetime Achievement award.
Deutsche Bank, Euroclear and BNP Paribas Securities Services also received two awards each.
The awards celebrate the very best that the securities services industry has to offer across four primary categories: stand-out performers from our Agent Banks in Major and Emerging Markets surveys, Editors’ Choice Awards, Innovation Awards, and the newly-created Advanced Performance Awards (APAs).
In our Editors’ Choice section, BNY Mellon picked up the trophy for Best New Asset Servicing Project, State Street and BlackRock’s tie-up to serve M&G won them Asset Servicing Partnership of the Year, while FIS received Asset Servicing Deal of the Year for its transfer agency deal with Franklin Templeton.
Elsewhere Proxymity won a fiercely contested FinTech of the Year award, DTCC’s Project Ion was commended with Market Infrastructure Project of the Year, and Zodia received Digital Assets Initiative of the Year.
In the Agent Banks categories there were wins for Mizuho Bank, Eurobank and RMB Custody Services.
Deutsche Bank, S&P Global and UBS were the recipients of our inaugural APAs, which recognise excellence and innovation across our survey activity in the market.
Innovation awards were handed to Broadridge, Saphyre, Digital Asset, LCH and Vermeg. This year, Global Custodian also recognised Digital Asset innovators for the first time, recognising Fireblock, Copper and Genesis Global Trading.
Turning to the individual honours of the evening, Okan Pekin picked up the Lifetime Achievement gong, while BNY Mellon’s Roman Regelman took home the Industry Person of the Year trophy, as voted by his peers on the night.
Global Custodian also inducted no fewer than six new Legends to our Hall of Fame this year, acknowledging the fantastic work that the recipients consistently do in our industry. The personnel joining our Hall of Fame are Alvaro Camuñas, Alex Krunic, Viraj Kulkarni, Samir Pandiri, Teresa Parker and Roman Regelman.
Congratulations to all of our winners, and thank you for helping to make it a truly memorable evening.
A full list of winners can be found below:
|Award Category||Award Name||Winner|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Overall, Large Clients||BNP Paribas Securities Services|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Single Market, Large Clients||Euroclear, ICSD|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Agent Bank of the Year||Mizuho Bank|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Relationship Management & Client Service||SIX Group, Switzerland|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Technology & Data Services||SIX Group, Switzerland|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Asset Servicing||Euroclear, ICSD|
|Agent Banks in Major Markets||Account Management||SIX Group, ICSD & Switzerland|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Overall, Large Clients||Standard Chartered Bank|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Agent Bank of the Year||Eurobank, Greece|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Relationship Management & Client Service||BNP Paribas Securities Services, Poland|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Technology & Data Services||Deutsche Bank, UAE|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Asset Servicing||RMB Custody Services, South Africa|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Account Management||Standard Chartered Bank, China|
|Agent Banks in Emerging Markets||Asset Safety & Risk Management||Standard Chartered Bank, China|
|Innovation Awards||Innovation in Automated Intelligence||Saphyre|
|Innovation Awards||Innovation in Governance & Global Proxy Voting||Broadridge|
|Innovation Awards||Innovation in Digital Asset Technology||Digital Asset|
|Innovation Awards||Innovation in Digital Custody||Vermeg|
|Innovation Awards||Innovation in Clearing||LCH|
|Innovation Awards||Digital Asset Innovation||Copper|
|Innovation Awards||Digital Asset Innovation||Genesis Global Trading|
|Innovation Awards||Digital Asset Innovation||Fireblocks|
|Advanced Performance Award||China Connectivity||Deutsche Bank|
|Advanced Performance Award||Corporate Actions Managed Service||S&P Global|
|Advanced Performance Award||Cross Market Front-to-Back Processing||UBS|
|Editors’ Choice||Asset Servicing Deal of the Year||FIS – Frankin Templeton|
|Editors’ Choice||FinTech of the Year||Proxymity|
|Editors’ Choice||Market Infrastructure Project of the Year||DTCC – Project Ion|
|Editors’ Choice||Best New Asset Servicing Project||BNY Mellon|
|Editors’ Choice||Asset Servicing Partnership of the Year||State Street & BlackRock|
|Editors’ Choice||Digital Assets Initiative of the Year||Zodia|
|Editors’ Choice||Global Custodian of the Year||Citi|
|Industry Person of the Year||Roman Regelman|
|Lifetime Achievement Award||Okan Pekin|
Global Custodian also handed out awards for Consistent Excellence within its Agent Banks Surveys. The new awards recognise those service providers whose clients have rated them above 6.00 out of 7.00 overall in a particular market and above 6.00 in at least two-thirds of rated service categories.
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||BNP Paribas Securities Services, China|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||BNP Paribas Securities Services, India|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||Deutsche Bank, India|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||Deutsche Bank, UAE|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||Mizuho Bank, Japan|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||SBI-SG Global Securities Services, India|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||RMB Custody Services, South Africa|
|Awards for Consistent Excellence||ICICI Bank, India|