Global Custody

As a manager or holder of a diversified portfolio of financial assets, how do you ensure asset protection, extended geographical coverage and a high level of service quality at the same time?

The intensity of regulatory pressure and the emergence of new risks, alongside the broad and diverse range of investment possibilities, require strong support from an experienced global custodian.


SGSS is one of the very top European global custodians: it offers custody services to major asset manager and institutional investor clients, giving them access to over 80 countries, for a wide range of asset classes, relying on a best-in-class sub-custodian network, robust IT systems, an efficient and modern web portal, not forgetting experienced teams.

SGSS secures the assets’ safekeeping by benefiting, as a division of Societe Generale, from the Group’s financial strength and by directly holding over 85% of assets via its worldwide proprietary network.

SGSS offers its clients a fully integrated industrial custody platform operating on a hub-and-spoke model, from its constantly enhanced main European booking locations.


On top of relationship management and day-to-day client services, SGSS’ operations experts are always available to assist you if required.

Key features and benefits

Provides custody for all your asset classes:

  • Custody of all kinds of securities: bonds, equities, ETF, UCITSAlternative Investment Funds 

  • Recordkeeping of all kinds of other assets from listed or non-listed derivative contracts, structured products, certificates of deposit, non-listed securities, loans, real estate properties…as well as cryptocurrencies.


Through our sub-custodian Euroclear, our clients benefit from the Fundsettle UCITS subscription-redemption platform, giving them access to 150,000 funds, 35 domiciles and 800 transfer agents. In addition, thanks to our partnership with MFEX, our clients benefit

Ensures highly automated and real-time settlements thanks to direct access to the Central Securities Depository (CSD), whenever possible via Target2 Securities, as well as reconciliation of cash and securities.

Offers a full range of value-added services:

  • Tax services including regulatory watch, exemption and reclaim, proactive documentation renewal

  • Mandatory and voluntary processing of corporate actions

  • Information and voting at Shareholders’ General Meetings (GM), with established connections to 18 proxy-advisors. SGSS facilitates shareholder voting during GMs in accordance with the ESG commitments defined thanks to the voting instruction routing offer. Discover our Shareholder services and the General Conditions.

  • Optimised cash balance and treasury management across all currencies

Handles various forms of collateral management with pledging, re-mortgaging or re-use of securities.

Manages various connectivity channels (secured line, SFTP, SWIFT, proprietary SG Markets secure client interface).

Enables the management, control and steering of operations via SG Markets, SGSS’ 24/7 secure transaction and information digital platform.

Is fully interconnected to valuation, securities lending and forex services.

General Conditions of use of our services:

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