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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
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
Solid half pushes custodians to $4.4t record

Record asset prices in major markets over the past six months have helped Australia’s asset servicing firms to a record level of assets under custody, rising to $4.4 trillion at the end of June. The latest figures from the Australian Custodial Services Association, published last Friday (August 6), show J.P. Morgan consolidating its number one…

Greg Bright | 6th Aug 2021 | More
  • How ACSA prepares for ‘Uber’ moments

    A key and enduring theme of the work of the Australian Custodial Services Association is the search for ever-greater efficiency in financial markets. Custodians need always be prepared for the next ‘Uber moment’. The latest such moment came in February last year when Magellan Financial Group launched the first quoted managed fund, on behalf of…

    Greg Bright | 23rd Jul 2021 | More
    Brown to step down from ACSA

    Rob Brown has resigned his position as chief executive of the Australian Custodial Services Association to pursue business interests. He will continue until a suitable replacement is found. Brown has spent many years in asset servicing, starting with State Street in the mid-1990s – as well as running NAB-owned Ausmaq for six years until 2010,…

    Greg Bright | 9th Jul 2021 | More
    BNP on a roll with new domestic custody business

    BNP Paribas Securities Services has put on about $140 billion of new custody business in the area of sub custody and clearing in Australia in the past 12 months, pushing it up the market share charts. David Braga, the Head of Securities Services for Australia and New Zealand, confirmed last week (May 13) that BNP…

    Greg Bright | 14th May 2021 | More