SGSS to offer fund services in the UK

City of LondonSociete Generale Securities Services (SGSS) is to launch trustee and depositary services in the UK to support Ucits and alternative investment funds. Following regulatory approval, SGSS will offer full custody, depositary and fund administration services for UK funds. The move is the latest in the French custodian bank’s recent business development. In July, SGSS also launched an Irish Ucits platform designed to support asset managers that want to market Ucits funds in Europe. The products and services currently available from SGSS in the UK include a range of integrated client solutions aimed at brokers, banks and financial institutions. It also offers wealth and investment management outsourcing solutions for fund managers. SGSS is headed by Bertrand Blanchard in the UK. In Italy, the custodian bank recently appointed Frédéric Barroyer as chief executive officer and country head, reporting to Bruno Prigent, global head of SGSS. Barroyer had been deputy head of the Italian business. ©2015 funds europe

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Put your money where your mouth is

Jun 10, 2016

At Kempen Capital Management, they believe portfolio managers should invest in their own funds. David Stevenson talks to Lars Dijkstra, CIO of the €42 billion manager.

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEW: ‘Volatility is the name of the game’

May 13, 2016

Axa Investment Managers chief executive officer, Andrea Rossi, talks to David Stevenson about bringing all his firm’s subsidiaries under one name and the opportunities that a difficult market...


ROUNDTABLE: Beyond the hype

Oct 13, 2016

The use of smart beta investing continues to grow. Our panel, made up of both providers and users, discusses what the strategy actually means, how it should be used and the kind of pitfalls that may arise when using this innovative investment technique.

MIFID II ROUNDTABLE: Following the direction of travel

Sep 07, 2016

Fund management firms Aberdeen and HSBC Global meet with specialist providers to speak about how the industry is evolving towards MiFID II.