Global Custodian’s 2019 Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey now live

Global Custodian's annual Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey is now live, and can be accessed by clicking here.

By Richard Schwartz

Global Custodian’s annual Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey is now live. The questionnaire is available here. This link will allow respondents to complete the survey, either online or by downloading an excel, once the necessary GDPR consent has been obtained in the sign-up process.

For those service providers wishing to submit a client list for McLagan, the survey platform hosts, to invite, please contact Allison Cayse on +1 513 574 0220/513 378 1645 or at The closing date for submission of completed questionnaires is 18 July.

 Completion of the questionnaire can be simplified in the following ways:

  •  Market Groupings

Respondents are able to create groups of markets or to rate markets individually. As a respondent you may create as many market groupings as you wish and determine the markets you wish to include in each of those groupings. 

  • Overall Assessment for Service Areas

Respondents have the option to provide an overall verdict, if they prefer, for a service area rather than answering all the separate questions in that service category. 

  • Ability to rate all markets at once

Respondents are now offered the ability to rate all the markets in which they are active at one time. We will still run Major, Emerging and Frontier Markets at different times during the year, but if a respondent wishes to complete their rating exercise for all their active markets at once, they may do that. Responses for Emerging and Frontier markets will be recorded and counted at a later date.