NAB Asset Servicing

Custody

NAB Asset Servicing shifts from BNY to Citi

National Australia Bank Asset Servicing is in the process of switching its global custodian partnership from BNY Mellon to Citi. The move follows a period of disruption at Australia’s largest local custodian that have seen management changes, an aborted sale of the business and the loss of many major clients including Cbus and Unisuper. Former […]
Custody

UniSuper appoints BNP Paribas as custodian

UniSuper has appointed BNP Paribas Securities Services as master custodian. The appointment comes after an “extensive” tender and review process to find a custodian that could meet UniSuper’s evolving custody needs, which included supporting the expanding inhouse investment management activities, regulatory requirements, global scale and technological advancement. In a statement UniSuper’s head of portfolio analysis […]
Custody

First Super appoints BNP Paribas Securities Services

BNP Paribas Securities Services has won its second major client from NAB Asset Servicing in three months after it was appointed to act as custodian and administrator for $2.2 billion First Super. The $3.9 billion TWU Super appointed BNP in December and both funds have cited concerns over meeting increasing regulatory demands around investment performance […]
Investment Strategy

Small fund custodial fees to rise

Small superannuation funds should expect significantly higher custody costs in the next few years as custodians leave the market, a leading consultant has warned. Drew Vaughan, director of Dymond, Foulds and Vaughan, believes that eight players in the Australian market (NAB Asset Servicing, J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas, State Street, Citigroup, Northern Trust, HSBC Bank, BNY […]
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