The Custody Services ensures seamless and timely transactions, regardless of location, time, market, or currency, ensuring that obligations are met on their respective due dates.

US$52 per 365 days


What is Custodian:

Custody is a service provided by banks and other intermediaries which involves holding (and typically administering) securities on behalf of third parties. The provision of custodial services is essential to the proper functioning of financial markets. Custody as an industry originated with investors needing to keep securities certificates in a secure location, typically a bank with large vaults.

As the financial markets have become more complex, custody has evolved into a complex multi-trillion-dollar industry no longer characterized by physical safekeeping but by a range of information and banking services.

Why it is important:

The fixed income market is among the world's most complex. If you want to understand how this market works, then you need to begin with the fundamental concept of a bond.

Global custody is a big business. In 2012, the total value of worldwide custody assets was more than USD 120 trillion, according to specialist custody website The industry is dominated by four players which account for over two-thirds of such assets. The safekeeping of assets such as equities and bonds is of paramount importance in light of the global financial crisis. Anyone working in the asset administration industry needs to know the workings of global custody.

What you will learn:

  1. Role of Custodians
  2. Types of Custodians
  3. Custodian database
  4. Registration, Possession & Control
  5. Collateral & use of client assets
  6. Corporate Actions
  7. Security Registration and Transfer

Target audience:

Recruits to the custody industry, operations, corporate actions, custody staff working in the banking or asset management industry, and client service representatives.


  1. Role of the Custodian Basics
  2. Role of the Custodian Trade Processing
  3. Role of the Custodian Trade Settlement
  4. Custody Types of Custodian
  5. Custodian Databases
  6. Custody Registration, Possession, and Control (Part 1)
  7. Custody Registration, Possession, and Control (Part 2)
  8. Role of the Custodian Ancillary Services
  9. Corporate Actions Basics
  10. Corporate Actions Dividend and Interest Payments
  11. Corporate Actions Stock Splits, Redemptions, and Scrip Issues
  12. Corporate Actions M&A, Spinoffs, and Other Mandatory Actions
  13. Custody Voluntary Corporate Actions
  14. Corporate Actions Processing
  15. Corporate Actions Custodian Reporting
  16. Security Registration and Transfer Basics
  17. Security Registration and Transfer Immobilization of Securities
  18. Security Registration and Transfer Registration Requirements
  19. Security Registration and Transfer Role of Custodians
  20. Security Registration and Transfer Depositary Receipts (DRs)

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