Global Custodian seeks nominations for ’31 Reasons to be Excited for the Future’ initiative 

Submit your nominations today whether it’s a project, company, event, technology, product or collaboration that will impact the future and we will publish the final selections in June. Click here to nominate.

By Jonathan Watkins

Global Custodian has opened a nomination process for its readers to submit reasons why we should be excited for the future of securities services, as we look to highlight the projects, companies, events, technologies, products and collaborations that will shape the industry. 


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As a follow-up to our ‘30 People to Shape the Future’ initiative which commemorated Global Custodian’s landmark anniversary, our 31st year will see the publication take a positive outlook during a difficult global operating environment.

Despite the global shift to remote working and the rollout of emergency business continuity plans, the industry has been evolving in recent years as service providers shift their business models to become more efficient and profitable in response to changing client demands, regulation, and operating environments.  

We have seen new technologies, platforms and portals; and collaborations between major organisations and FinTech start-ups. Innovation is being brought into the industry whether it’s through APIs, artificial intelligence or machine learning, while exciting projects are happening within incumbents and WeWorks alike.  

“If there was ever a time to highlight the positive work occurring with the securities services world, it is now,” said Jonathan Watkins, managing editor, Global Custodian. “We feel this is the perfect way to follow-up on the selection of the individuals who will shape the future, which we spent a year researching and compiling back in 2019. 

 “It’s our readers who can give us the best insight what excites them about the future so we hope that people can take a few minutes to share their optimism with us.”  

The nomination form can be found here, with submissions anonymous and being no more than 200 words. Please submit your nominations by 1 June.