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Custody risk & fees

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Market risk advice

Providing advisory services to guide clients on risks associated with investment into each market.


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Sub-custody service risk

The service provider drives a process of regular performance reviews, identification of elements for improvement and implementation of agreed action.


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Sub-custody insolvency

The service provider will define the risks arising from insolvency or bankruptcy of any of its sub-custodians and specify the steps taken to manage these risks: addressing such matters as ring-fencing of assets and the risk to cash balances.


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Depository risk management

The service provider will proactively manage the risks associated with securities held with depositories. This typically entails: reporting the value of assets held with depositories; providing individual risk profiles of depositories; and proactive reporting of current risk analyis as circumstances change.


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Own service risk

The service provider reports on its own performance against meaningful standards and drives a process of regular review and implementation of agreed action.


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Own credit risk

The service provider will assist in defining and managing risks associated with cash balances and foreign exchange.


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Indemnity for own loss: capped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with the service provider - subject to certain maximum amounts.


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Indemnity for own loss: uncapped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with the service provider - without limit.


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Indemnity for sub-custodian loss: capped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with its network of sub-custodial agents - subject to certain maximum amounts.


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Indemnity for sub-custodian loss: uncapped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with its network of sub-custodial agents - without limit.


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Indemnity for CSD/ICSD loss: capped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with the CSD/ICSD - subject to certain maximum amounts.


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Indemnity for CSD/ICSD loss: uncapped

The service provider will contract on terms which include indemnification by the service provider against loss arising from such risks as fraud, theft or negligence associated with the CSD/ICSD - without limit.


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Right of set-off limited to custody agreement

The custodian contracts on terms which prevent the use of a client's assets to set off liabilities with the provider's other lines of business, in the event of the provider's insolvency or bankruptcy.


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Segregated account structure support

The service provider offers the option of client-based segregated accounts, in place of holding assets in an omnibus account, at local custodian and CSD level.


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Composite fee

Standard practice is for global custodians to charge a composite fee (computed as a basis point charge on market value) to cover safekeeping and the range of asset servicing activities, plus a fee for principal transactions (trade instruction and/or settlement).


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Unbundled fee

Unbundled pricing refers to the option of separate, alternate pricing arrangements - for some or all elements of the service - in place of the composite fee.


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Detail of potential out-of-pocket by market

Providing an overview for each market of potential out-of-pocket expenses, to help clients know what out-of-pocket costs to anticipate.


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Fee term duration: 1 year

The service providers offers a review of the basis of fee calculation on an annual basis.


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Fee term duration: 2 year

The service providers offers a review of the basis of fee calculation on a two-year cycle.


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Fee term duration: 3 year

The service providers offers a review of the basis of fee calculation on a three-year cycle.


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