Global Custody

As a varied financial asset holder, how do you ensure both asset security, extended geographical coverage and a high level of quality of service?

The intensity of regulatory pressure and the emergence of new risks alongside diversified investment possibilities, require strong support of an efficient and agile global custodian.


SGSS is among the very first leading European global custodians: it offers custody services to numerous clients, with a presence in over 80 countries, for a wide range of asset classes, relying on robust IT systems and experienced teams.

SGSS has continued to make significant investment in its unique European IT platform –New Custody Information System (“NCIS”). As well as relationship management and day-to-day client services, SGSS gives direct access to its operations specialists when required. The Client project team is responsible for onboarding, continuous improvement and change requests.

In addition, SGSS secures the assets’ safekeeping by benefiting, as a Business Unit of Societe Generale, from the Group financial strength and by covering over 85% of assets thanks to its worldwide proprietary network.

SGSS offers its clients an integrated custody platform in a hub and spoke model, from its main European booking locations.

Key features and benefits

Offers the safekeeping of all your asset classes:

  • Custody of securities: bonds, equities, UCITS, Alternative Investment Funds (recordkeeping for some AIF according to their Transfer Agent)

  • Recordkeeping of listed or non listed derivatives contract and structured products

  • Recordkeeping of other asset classes: deposit certificate, non listed securities, loans, real estate...

  • Thanks to our partnership with MFEX, our clients benefit from MFEX’ Fund Trading platform giving access to 80,000 funds in 52 countries in Europe and Asia and allowing them to manage their trailer fees.

Assures highly automated and real-time settlements thanks to CSD direct access, whenever possible via Target2 Securities, reconciliation of cash and securities.

Proposes a full range of value-added services:

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

  • Mandatory and voluntary corporate actions processing

  • Information and vote to general shareholders meetings, with existing connections to 15 proxy-advisors: SGSS facilitates shareholder voting during GM in accordance with the ESG commitments defined thanks to the voting instruction routing offer. Find out more about our ESG solutions.

  • Forex desk deal with 32 currencies with forex standing instructions.

Achieves various forms of collateral management with pledge, re-hypothecation or re-use of securities.

Manages diverse connectivity channels (secured line, FTP internet, SWIFT, SG Markets secure web portal).

Enables the management, control and monitoring of operations through SG Markets, SGSS 24/7 transactional and secure information web portal.

Is fully interconnected to Valuation, Securities Lending and Forex services.

General Conditions of use of our services:

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