NEW YORK, May 13, 2016 - Global Finance magazine has announced selections for the World’s Best Securities Services Providers 2016, which includes the fourteenth annual list of the World’s Best Subcustodians.

For 2016, Global Finance expanded the scope of the survey to include sectors such as: Prime Brokers, Securities Lenders, Collateral Managers, Trust Services Providers and Depositary Receipt Banks. A full report on the selections will appear in the July/August issue of Global Finance and online at
Global Finance’s editorial board, making use of market research, input from expert sources and entry information from banks, selected the winners from the institutions that reliably provide the best services in local markets and regions. Our criteria included customer relations, quality of service, competitive pricing, smooth handling of exception items, technology platforms, post-settlement operations, business continuity plans and knowledge of local regulations and practices.

“Securities services providers face a volatile global environment. As some big firms regroup and pull back from certain markets, others—both established global names and local, regional and boutique players—are filling the gap. Those that have reduced their presence may find some markets hard to reenter down the road,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance.

“Global investors and institutions want to work with firms that are the safest and have the most in-depth knowledge of local markets and regulatory regimes. With these awards, we evaluate those providers that do the best job of securities servicing in increasingly complex global markets.”
The full list of Global Finance’s World’s Best Securities Services Providers 2016 can be found on the following pages.


Best Global Custodian Northern Trust
Best Global Collateral Manager JPMorgan Chase
Best Global Prime Broker Morgan Stanley
Best Global Securities Lender State Street
Best Global Corporate Trust Services Provider BNY Mellon
Best Global Bank for Depositary Receipts BNY Mellon
Best Bank for DR Capital Raising Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Best Global Custodian Northern Trust Best Global Custodian Citi
Best Subcustodian Citi Best Subcustodian Standard Chartered
Best Prime Broker Morgan Stanley Best Prime Broker Goldman Sachs
Best Securities Lender BNY Mellon Best Securities Lender HSBC
Best Global Custodian State Street Best Global Custodian Citi
Best Subcustodian BNP Paribas Best Subcustodian Citi
Best Prime Broker BNP Paribas Best Prime Broker Morgan Stanley
Best Securities Lender BNP Paribas Best Securities Lender Itaú BBA
Best Global Custodian SEB Best Global Custodian HSBC
Best Subcustodian Nordea Best Subcustodian HSBC
Best Prime Broker Nordea Best Prime Broker Citi
Best Securities Lender SEB Best Securities Lender Citi
Best Global Custodian Citi Best Global Custodian BNY Mellon
Best Subcustodian UniCredit Best Subcustodian Standard Bank
Best Prime Broker BNP Paribas Best Prime Broker Rand Merchant Bank
Best Securities Lender Deutsche Bank Best Securities Lender Standard Bank


Argentina HSBC Malaysia Maybank
Armenia Ameriabank Mauritius HSBC
Australia National Australia Bank Mexico BBVA Bancomer
Austria UniCredit Bank Austria Mongolia BNP Paribas
Bahrain HSBC Morocco Société Générale
Belgium BNP Paribas Mozambique Standard Bank Mozambique
Brazil Itaú Unibanco Namibia Standard Bank Namibia
Bulgaria UniCredit Bulbank Netherlands BNP Paribas
Canada CIBC Mellon New Zealand National Australia Bank
Chile Banco de Chile Nigeria Stanbic IBTC Bank
China China Construction Bank Norway Nordea
Colombia Citi Oman HSBC
Croatia Splitska banka - Societe Generale Pakistan Deutsche Bank
Cyprus Bank of Cyprus Paraguay Banco Itaú Paraguay
Czech Republic UniCredit Bank Czech Republic Peru Citi
Denmark Nordea Philippines HSBC
Egypt Commercial International Bank Poland Bank Pekao
Estonia SEB Pank Portugal Novo Banco
Finland Nordea Qatar HSBC
France Société Générale Romania BRD-Groupe Société Générale
Georgia Bank of Georgia Russia SGSS Russia
Germany Deutsche Bank Saudi Arabia HSBC Saudi Arabia
Ghana Stanbic Bank Ghana Serbia UniCredit Bank Serbia
Greece Eurobank Ergasias Singapore DBS Bank
Hong Kong HSBC Slovakia ČSOB Slovakia
Hungary UniCredit Bank Hungary Slovenia UniCredit Bank Slovenija
Iceland Íslandsbanki South Africa Nedbank
India Standard Chartered South Korea KEB Hana Bank
Indonesia Standard Chartered Spain BBVA
Ireland HSBC Sri Lanka Citi
Israel Bank Hapoalim Sweden SEB
Italy Intesa Sanpaolo Switzerland Credit Suisse
Japan Mizuho Taiwan CTBC Bank
Jordan Bank of Jordan Thailand Bangkok Bank
Kazakhstan HSBC Tunisia Société Générale
Kenya Standard Chartered Turkey TEB
Latvia SEB banka United Kingdom HSBC
Lebanon HSBC United States Citi
Lithuania SEB banka Uruguay Itaú Unibanco
Luxembourg Société Générale Vietnam HSBC

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About Global Finance

Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,050 and readers in 180 countries. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. Global Finance also targets the 8,000 international portfolio investors responsible for more than 80% of all global assets under professional management.

Its website — — offers analysis and articles that are the heritage of 29 years of experience in international financial markets. Global Finance is headquartered in New York, with offices around the world. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.

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