World’s Best Securities Services Providers 2016

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.

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 CustodianNorthern Trust
Best Global Collateral ManagerJPMorgan Chase
Best Global Prime BrokerMorgan Stanley
Best Global Securities LenderState Street
Best Global Corporate Trust Services ProviderBNY Mellon
Best Global Bank for Depositary ReceiptsBNY Mellon
Best Bank for DR Capital RaisingBank of America Merrill Lynch


Best Global CustodianNorthern TrustBest Global CustodianCiti
Best SubcustodianCitiBest SubcustodianStandard Chartered
Best Prime BrokerMorgan StanleyBest Prime BrokerGoldman Sachs
Best Securities LenderBNY MellonBest Securities LenderHSBC
Best Global CustodianState StreetBest Global CustodianCiti
Best SubcustodianBNP ParibasBest SubcustodianCiti
Best Prime BrokerBNP ParibasBest Prime BrokerMorgan Stanley
Best Securities LenderBNP ParibasBest Securities LenderItaú BBA
Best Global CustodianSEBBest Global CustodianHSBC
Best SubcustodianNordeaBest SubcustodianHSBC
Best Prime BrokerNordeaBest Prime BrokerCiti
Best Securities LenderSEBBest Securities LenderCiti
Best Global CustodianCitiBest Global CustodianBNY Mellon
Best SubcustodianUniCreditBest SubcustodianStandard Bank
Best Prime BrokerBNP ParibasBest Prime BrokerRand Merchant Bank
Best Securities LenderDeutsche BankBest Securities LenderStandard Bank


AustraliaNational Australia BankMexicoBBVA Bancomer
AustriaUniCredit Bank AustriaMongoliaBNP Paribas
BahrainHSBCMoroccoSociété Générale
BelgiumBNP ParibasMozambiqueStandard Bank Mozambique
BrazilItaú UnibancoNamibiaStandard Bank Namibia
BulgariaUniCredit BulbankNetherlandsBNP Paribas
CanadaCIBC MellonNew ZealandNational Australia Bank
ChileBanco de ChileNigeriaStanbic IBTC Bank
ChinaChina Construction BankNorwayNordea
CroatiaSplitska banka – Societe GeneralePakistanDeutsche Bank
CyprusBank of CyprusParaguayBanco Itaú Paraguay
Czech RepublicUniCredit Bank Czech RepublicPeruCiti
EgyptCommercial International BankPolandBank Pekao
EstoniaSEB PankPortugalNovo Banco
FranceSociété GénéraleRomaniaBRD-Groupe Société Générale
GeorgiaBank of GeorgiaRussiaSGSS Russia
GermanyDeutsche BankSaudi ArabiaHSBC Saudi Arabia
GhanaStanbic Bank GhanaSerbiaUniCredit Bank Serbia
GreeceEurobank ErgasiasSingaporeDBS Bank
Hong KongHSBCSlovakiaČSOB Slovakia
HungaryUniCredit Bank HungarySloveniaUniCredit Bank Slovenija
IcelandÍslandsbankiSouth AfricaNedbank
IndiaStandard CharteredSouth KoreaKEB Hana Bank
IndonesiaStandard CharteredSpainBBVA
IrelandHSBCSri LankaCiti
IsraelBank HapoalimSwedenSEB
ItalyIntesa SanpaoloSwitzerlandCredit Suisse
JapanMizuhoTaiwanCTBC Bank
JordanBank of JordanThailandBangkok Bank
KazakhstanHSBCTunisiaSociété Générale
KenyaStandard CharteredTurkeyTEB
LatviaSEB bankaUnited KingdomHSBC
LebanonHSBCUnited StatesCiti
LithuaniaSEB bankaUruguayItaú Unibanco
LuxembourgSociété GénéraleVietnamHSBC

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