Information Mosaic Highlights New Approach to Managing Sub-custodian Risk at Global Custody Forum 2010

By Information Mosaic, PRNE
Monday, November 29, 2010

CEO John Byrne to Explore New Opportunities for Sub-custodians as Demand for Transparency Increases

LONDON and NEW YORK, November 30, 2010 - Information Mosaic, a provider of post-trade automation solutions, will
be speaking on sub-custodian risk at the 10th annual Global Custody Forum,
held in London from 30th November to 1st December. As central securities
depositories (CSDs) continue to encroach on traditional custodian territory,
and with risk a bigger factor for all financial firms, custodians must
utilise their unique position at the heart of transactions and provide
customers with increased visibility into assets under management. On day two
of the event, CEO John Byrne will highlight 'New perspectives in managing and
monitoring sub-custodian risk', starting a dialogue around a new approach to
the sub-custodian business model and how custodians can ensure their role
remains not just relevant, but critical to the market.

Pressure from a shifting regulatory regime and market efficiency
initiatives such as Target2Securities and Link Up Markets are seeing business
opportunities shrink, putting sub-custodians under increasing pressure to add
value to an increasingly commoditised industry. To counter this, custodians
must use their unique insight into complex investor relationships to offer a
differentiated service. Investors and regulators are looking for maximum
disclosure on all custodial activity, with systems supporting wider risk
mitigation practices and compliancy efforts. Regulations such as Basel III
are still evolving and the importance of clarity on the value of investments
will become even more critical as firms look to demonstrate compliance as
well as reassure investors, providing the perfect opportunity for custodians
to develop a differentiated service and stand out from the competition.

In his keynote discussion at 11.50am on 1st December, John will outline
how sub-custodians can use their unique position at the heart of investment
relationships to monitor risk, develop new customer-centric offerings and
help restore investor confidence. Extending their remit beyond that of a
transactional factory, sub-custodians can carve a niche as a value-added
information business, adding a layer of user-friendly analysis tools and
improving communications throughout the value chain in order to avoid being
side-lined by larger organisations with greater economies of scale.

The Global Custody Forum 2010 brings together leading players from the
buy- and sell-side from over 20 countries to discuss issues such as risk
mitigation, challenges to the current custodian business model, and what
value-added service options there are. To find out more, please visit

Note to editors: John Byrne will be available for interviews prior to and
at the event. Please contact Nicola Garvin on the details below.

About Information Mosaic

Information Mosaic is the trusted global provider of advanced post-trade
automation solutions to the securities and investment services industry,
including custody, asset servicing, private wealth management, asset
management and investment banking. The company is a recognized market leader
for corporate actions automation, winning multiple awards for best corporate
actions solution and achieving record scores in independent benchmark tests.

Founded in 1997, Information Mosaic currently supports the post-trade
operations of over 60 financial institutions worldwide. The company has a
proven track record of helping financial institutions transform post-trade
operations, enabling them to enter new markets, improve customer service and
reduce the risk and cost associated with volume and complex processing.
Information Mosaic's breakless post-trade automation platform removes
reconciliation points and therefore reduces risk and cost for all core
post-trade services including corporate actions, securities settlement,
trade, portfolio and cash management.

The company supports its global customer base from offices in Dublin,
Kuala Lumpur, London, Luxembourg, New Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne and New

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    For further information contact:
    Nicola Garvin
    Metia Ltd

For further information contact: Nicola Garvin, Metia Ltd, +44(0)20-3100-3586, informationmosaic at

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