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Custody and Custodian Banks


In light of recent market developments ( e.g., introduction of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive, the Madoff Affair ), the area of custody has become more important and more visible than ever before. The increased focus on custody will have a major impact on EU markets. By focusing on custody operations for securities and investment funds in Europe, this course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of custody from both an operational and a regulatory perspective.

Course Content

  • Principal activities belonging to the area of custody
  • Different players in the area of custody
  • Responsibilities of custodians
  • Safekeeping of assets
  • Corporate actions and their characteristics
  • How corporate actions are calculated, processed and paid
  • Corporate actions in the investment fund market
  • Custody operations in central securities depositories
  • Standards and market conventions in the custody area
  • Changing regulatory requirements for custodians (e.g., AIFM Directive)
  • Trends that will impact the future of custody
  • Duration

    1 day for up to 12 participants (a 2-day version is also available).

    Target Audience

    Financial service professionals who want to understand the area of custody and the associated operations.