FOUNDING PARTNERS
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BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with 34 offices around the world covering more than 95 markets.  This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.
 
As of 31 December 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9,070 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2,067 trillion in assets under administration, 10,166 funds administered and over 10,080 employees.
Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. 
 
Additional information may be found at www.citigroup.com | Twitter: @Citi | YouTube: www.youtube.com/citi | Blog: http://blog.citigroup.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/citi | LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/citi 
Clearstream is a leading global financial market infrastructure provider. We deliver efficient and innovative securities services to customers in over 110 countries. With more than €13 tn in assets under custody, Clearstream is one of the world’s largest settlement and custody firms for domestic and international securities including investment funds. Clearstream operates an International Central Securities Depositories (ICSD) serving the international issuer and investor community as well as national CSDs in Germany and Luxembourg. The company has developed innovative services that allow customers to fully reap the benefits of the new pan-European settlement system TARGET2-Securities (T2S). Customers can use Clearstream as their single access point to all T2S markets while also benefiting from the global reach of our ICSD network.
Commerzbank is a leading international commercial bank with branches and offices in almost 50 countries. With the two business segments Private and Small-Business Customers, as well as Corporate Clients, the Bank offers a comprehensive portfolio of financial services to its clients. 
 
Commerzbank finances 30 per cent of Germany’s foreign trade and is leading in financing for corporate clients in Germany. With its subsidiaries Comdirect in Germany and Poland’s mBank it owns two of the world’s most innovative online banks.
 
With approximately 1,000 branches Commerzbank has one of the densest branch networks among German private banks. In total, Commerzbank serves more than 17.5 million private and small business customers, as well as more than 60,000 corporate clients, multinationals, financial service providers and institutional clients. In 2016, it generated gross revenues of 9.4 billion Euro with approximately 49,900 employees.
Deutsche Bank provides custody, clearing & settlement, agency securities lending and fund administration services to financial intermediaries such as global custodians, broker/dealers and prime brokers as well as buy-side firms and other institutional clients, in more than 30 markets around the world.  
 
Clients enjoy:
  • the reach of a truly global securities services network;
  • the peace of mind that comes from partnering with a stable provider; and
  • the opportunities that its innovation, expertise and bank-wide collaboration regularly uncover.
Deutsche Bank’s commitment to transaction banking and its client-centric mindset – reflected in the time it spends in understanding specific requirements; and its ongoing investment in people and technology – translate into bespoke yet simple solutions.
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Euroclear is one of the world’s largest providers of domestic and cross-border settlement and related services for bond, equity, ETF and mutual fund transactions.
 
Euroclear is a proven, resilient capital market infrastructure committed to delivering risk-mitigation, automation and efficiency at scale for its global client franchise.
 
The Euroclear group includes Euroclear Bank – which is rated AA+ by Fitch Ratings and AA by Standard & Poor’s – as well as Euroclear Belgium, Euroclear Finland, Euroclear France, Euroclear Nederland, Euroclear Sweden and Euroclear UK & Ireland.
 
The Euroclear group settled the equivalent of EUR 655 trillion in securities transactions in 2016, representing 196 million domestic and cross border transactions. By December 2016, the group held EUR 27.7 trillion in assets for clients.
HSBC Securities Services provides award winning fund administration, global custody and direct custody and clearing services. We have one of the world’s largest and strongest securities services networks with assets of more than USD6.4 trillion under custody (as at September 2016). This global network is combined with specialist emerging market expertise, giving you the confidence to go where the growth is and take advantage of new opportunities anywhere in the world.
Raiffeisen Bank International AG (RBI) regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, and Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 14 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. In total, around 51,000 employees service about 14.2 million customers through more than 2,600 business outlets.  RBI’s Group Securities Services (GSS) covers 18 markets in the CEE region acting as local expert on behalf of its clients. A centralized Operations Centre with direct connections to multiple markets provides the back-bone of the service offering. The GSS teams in the domestic markets are managed, steered and supported by the GSS Regional Management. This business set-up underlines RBI’s long-term commitment to the business and creates a sustainable value proposition for our clients.
SEB is a leading Nordic financial services group with a strong belief that entrepreneurial minds and innovative companies are key in creating a better world. In Sweden and the Baltic countries, SEB offers financial advice and a wide range of financial services. In Denmark, Finland, Norway and Germany the bank's operations have a strong focus on corporate and investment banking based on a full-service offering to corporate and institutional clients. The international nature of SEB's business is reflected in its presence in some 20 countries worldwide. At 31 December 2016, the Group's total assets amounted to SEK 2,621 billion while its assets under management totalled SEK 1,781 billion. The Group has around 15,300 employees. 
More than a partnership: A genuine team.
 
Our ambition is to be the reference partner in our main markets, recognised for our service quality and competitiveness, agile solutions and international network coverage.
 
We build long-lasting, collaborative relationships with our clients to help them go further in their development. In today’s constantly evolving and complex world, we strive to provide our clients with increasingly efficient and reliable securities services on a daily basis to ensure they get ahead.
 
Our clients are institutional investors (insurance companies, pension funds, governmental organisations and international organisations), asset managers, financial intermediaries (brokers, investments banks, private banks, commercial banks) and corporates.
 
Established in 28 locations worldwide with 4,000 employees, SGSS provides a full range of securities services that are adapted to the latest financial markets and regulatory trends: clearing services, custody and trustee services, retail custody services, liquidity management, fund administration and asset servicing, fund distribution and global issuer services.
 
SGSS is among the top ten global custodians and the 2nd largest European custodian with EUR 3,955 billion of assets under custody. SGSS provides custody & trustee services for 3,233* funds and the valuation of 4,089 * funds, representing assets under administration of EUR 602* billion.
 
SGSS ranks among the European leaders in stock option management.
 
*Figures at end December 2016
We are a leading international banking group, with more than 80,000 employees and a 150-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. We bank the people and companies driving investment, trade and the creation of wealth across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.
 
Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.
 
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Looking back at a tradition of over 100 years, today Global Securities Services at UniCredit is proud to be the leading provider in Central and Eastern Europe in terms of service excellence and innovation. Securities services are an integral part of UniCredit´s range of services for financial institutions, and comprise the core of our transaction banking offering along with cash management and trade and export finance.
 
With custody, asset servicing, reporting, fund administration and market information provided as a holistic service offering, UniCredit offers a "one-stop shopping" customer experience across its CEE network: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia.
 
Leveraging on its comprehensive network across CEE, Global Securities Services has at its disposal the ideal platform for providing custody services across the entire region and is committed to playing a major role in the development of the local securities markets. Our leading position, maintained for more than two decades, has not only allowed us to acquire in-depth knowledge of these markets but to also play a defining role in creating investor friendly environments.
 
We continuously reinforce our leadership position by putting high emphasis on client-centricity, investing in the development of our people and educating market participants with regard to industry initiatives and IT developments. Our client offering features risk management as its cornerstone and is focused on expanding our cross-product leveraging capabilities.
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