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global custody


bundle of financial services for institutional investors a financial service, usually available to institutional investors only, that includes the safekeeping of securities certificates issued in markets across the world, the collection of dividends, dealing with tax, valuation of investments, foreign exchange, and the settlement of transactions

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Definitions of ’global custody’ and meaning of ’global custody’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’global custody’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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