March 16th, 2018 by Nick Railton-Edwards Tags:

The first of these articles looked at the parties to a custody agreement, the accounts to be opened and maintained and the types of assets involved. The second reviewed the process of transferring you client’s assets into your custody. In this and the next article we will review the “business as usual” of such a […]

February 19th, 2018 by Torsten Krebs Tags:

Introduction The first article provided a high-level review of the parties, the agreement, accounts and assets involved in the most standard of custody relationships: namely a commercial bank providing global custody to local institutional investors and local market sub-custody to global custodians from other jurisdictions [= “you” in these articles]. It can be observed in […]

January 22nd, 2018 by Nick Railton-Edwards Tags: , , ,

We are pleased to welcome Torsten Krebs as an author on the DRS site. With over 27 years experience in international custody regulation, Torsten is DRS’ main expert in custody and related matters. He has just published the first in a short series of articles – Custody 101- aiming to give an introduction to the […]


Introduction When I started in securities custody there were no specific laws or rules about it, few regulators knew what it was, accounts were opened for new clients on the strength of a telex request and contracts to look at as precedents, if there were any at all, were two, perhaps as many as six […]

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