Several firms are looking at technologies such as blockchain and machine learning to automate and digitise the corporate actions and proxy voting process.
SANNE’s Tokyo office will be operational from the start of 2019 and will initially focus on servicing existing real estate clients in the region.
The Chicago-based custodian will provide custody and foreign exchange services to the Misaki Engagement Master Fund.
BNP Paribas has made a number of senior appointments to its Asia-Pacific securities services team in recent months.
The introduction of Japanese funds onto the FX settlement service follows a multi-year effort to onboard the Japanese buy-side community to CLSSettlement.
The project has been three years in the making following regional counterparts Hong Kong, Korea and Thailand in making the transition.