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Global Custody


Simplify your information management with a consolidated and centralised view

The dedicated GFO group has an in-depth understanding of the unique needs of families and the family offices and advisors who serve them. Our global custody solution focuses on quality and capability, delivering processing efficiencies and scale in major and emerging markets.

Many of our wealthiest families have assets which are spread across the globe with a variety of asset managers. Maintaining and controlling those assets can be an arduous and time consuming task. Working with a global custody provider gives you greater control and security, as well as comprehensive, consolidated reporting of all assets.

Global accounts with local access

We take care of the detail, actively tracking balances and transactions, monitoring provider reports and fees. As one of the top global custody providers in the world, Northern Trust delivers a range of services:

  • Standard and bespoke reports for all investments and liabilities
  • Trade processing and reconciliations with individual managers
  • Automated cash sweeps
  • Sophisticated, web-based reporting for risk management, tax planning and performance analysis
  • Complete year-end tax information
  • Standard accounting for all transactions
  • Settling trades and safekeeping securities in over 104 markets
  • Investment of idle cash balances with cash investment and cash sweep capabilities in over 20 currencies
  • Collection of dividend and income payments — income credited on payable date in 37 countries
  • Notification of corporate actions and proxies in 40 markets
  • Foreign exchange
  • Lending global securities with one of the largest lending pools in the marketplace
  • Reporting in both base and local currencies, tailored to meet a client’s specific reporting needs
  • Analysis of global performance, enabling clients to evaluate manager performance continually and automatically against 800+ major market indices and 900+ stock universes worldwide
  • Passive currency overlay
Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head of Global Family & Private Investment Office Group, EMEA
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Belinda Aspinall

Belinda Aspinall

Regional Head of Global Family & Private Investment Office Group, EMEA

Belinda is the Regional Head of the Global Family and Private Investment Offices Group in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and is based in London.

Prior to joining the GFO group, Belinda was CEO of Northern Trust Channel Islands, where she was responsible for the Banking, Fund Administration and Fiduciary business.

From 2012, Belinda was based in Stockholm, where she was responsible for all asset servicing and asset management business activity across Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Belinda joined Northern Trust in 2005 as a senior relationship Manager responsible for a range of UK, Irish and Guernsey domiciled fund managers. In 2007 she assumed the role as head of a team of global fund services relationship managers in the UK which services global asset managers, insurance funds and in-house managed pension scheme clients.

Belinda has over 26 years of industry experience in a wide range of operational and client-facing roles. She began her career with JPMorgan Chase, Luxembourg before moving to London as a senior relationship manager in 2000.


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