By Ross McGill, Naren Patel
The worldwide custody product used to be conceived out of adjustments to usa pension legislations. In 1974, the worker Retirement source of revenue protection Act got here to the Statute books, forcing US 401-k plan sponsors to segregate funding administration and custody of the underlying resources. at the present time, carrier prone act for consumers in lots of international locations around the world, dealing with resources throughout a hundred nations of funding. the diversity of providers is ever extra subtle. Measured through the price of resources held lower than custody, it's a multi trillion greenback undefined.
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Under his leadership, Citibank established a commanding position in the Netherlands with local pension funds, as well as expanding relationships with UK insurance companies and developing a strong franchise in Edinburgh. Today, the early advances made by Morris and his European team are reflected in the fact that Citibank has the highest percentage of non-domestic assets of any of the top five custodians. Although it had been in business since 1865, it was the 1974 Employee Retirement Income Securities Act (ERISA) in the US that gave Boston Safe, its primary subsidiary, the opportunity to take a leading role in institutional trusteeship of ERISA-governed plans.
Investment manager whose clients are composed of mutual funds, managed funds and pension funds was experiencing difficulty producing, on a daily basis, comprehensive reporting and fund valuations for their sophisticated funds and products. Complicating matters, the manager, with US$30 billion in assets and 300 international accounts, relied on multiple global custodians, each of which provided vastly different levels of service. The result was inconsistent information delivery and inaccurate reporting.
It is, quite simply, a market that is growing too quickly to be ignored. Similarly, outsourcing can no longer be dismissed as a passing fad. In the first quarter of 2007 alone there have been more than six new deals announced and more are in the pipeline. Interestingly, the US is finally catching up with the concept and reports suggest that there are plenty of major US money managers currently evaluating the opportunities. As providers, custodians have to ensure that they are well positioned to meet these challenges.