White Paper

Local Custody: Transforming Your Proxy Service

Read how local custodians can optimise their operational models to drive cost efficiency and enhance the client experience.

In today’s evolving capital markets landscape, local custodians are challenged by regulation, increased competition and margin pressure. In response, they must optimise their operational models for asset servicing in order to take out significant costs, for both domestic and cross-border services.

The proxy process is a prime target for re-engineering because, while it must be performed to the highest standard, it is not in itself a competitive differentiator. So what options do local custodians have to transform the proxy process to reduce cost and risk and improve client service?

This paper sets out to explore the challenges and opportunities for custodians considering adopting a shared service for the end-to-end proxy service, and to suggest next steps for firms to take on the outsourcing journey.