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Citi wins Mason Stevens custody mandate

Citi Securities Services has won the custody mandate for Mason Stevens as it looks to expand its platform offerings and its previous custodian, NAB Asset Servicing, winds down its operations.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st May 2023 | More
ANZ fund admin outed as big back-office prize

The biggest NZ funds management administration gig could be up for grabs with the $33 billion ANZ Investments understood to be exploring outsourcing options.

David Chaplin | 24th Apr 2023 | More
  • State of the ART: How State Street won its big new mandate

    Strategic alignment on growth and data capabilities made State Street a good fit for Australian Retirement Trust’s custody needs. Hard-earned experience with mergers helped too.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Feb 2023 | More
    Paul Khoury out at Link Fund Solutions

    Link Fund Solutions CEO Paul Khoury has been shown the door following a restructure of the business.

    Staff Writer | 24th Nov 2022 | More
  • NAB Asset Servicing calls it quits

    Australia’s last domestically-owned custodian is winding down its operations after an on-off effort to sell the business.

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Nov 2022 | More
    Northern Trust loses ART

    Following a “comprehensive and thorough” tender process, the $230 billion Australian Retirement Trust has consolidated its custody arrangements post-merger.

    Lachlan Maddock | 1st Nov 2022 | More
    Sighs of relief with BNP Paribas appointment

    BNP Paribas Securities Services has gone with local knowledge and experience for the new head of its Australia and New Zealand business, appointing a 24-year State Street veteran to the role.

    Greg Bright | 14th Sep 2022 | More
    Northern Trust hops on digital asset trend

    Northern Trust has joined other global custodians in creating a dedicated division for servicing digital assets.

    Lachlan Maddock | 24th Jun 2022 | More
    NAS sale falls through (again)

    Talks between NAB Asset Servicing and HSBC for the latter to take charge of the former’s 30 largest clients have allegedly faltered.

    Lachlan Maddock | 10th Jun 2022 | More
  • Citi flexes post-RBC muscles in a time of ‘chunky winners and losers’

    Custody competition in Australia is heating up as super funds disappear in a flurry of merger activity. But with the RBC transaction catapulting it up the ACSA tables, Citi says it’s ready to take on all comers.

    Lachlan Maddock | 25th May 2022 | More
    Martin Carpenter to retire (from banking)

    Martin Carpenter’s “fantastic career” as Citi’s local head of securities services will draw to a close later this year. He’s got no set destination in mind, but there’s still plenty of travel on the cards.

    Lachlan Maddock | 20th May 2022 | More
    ‘You want to be on the right side of it’: State Street prepares for a post-YFYS world

    As merger activity continues apace, State Street – armed with its “unique” front-to-back solution – intends to take a dominant position as custodian of choice for the biggest end of town. The super industry and its custodians are now exiting a period of relative stability. The number of funds has more than halved in the…

    Lachlan Maddock | 11th Mar 2022 | More