Investment Services

Investment Services

About Investment Services

Investor Services comprises the processing of securities trades, the protection of financial assets and the servicing of the associated portfolios. In more detail, this entails the services of effecting settlement of securities trades (that is, completion of a transaction, wherein the seller transfers securities or financial instruments to the buyer and the buyer transfers money to the seller) and providing safekeeping of the assets on behalf of clients. Investor Services also includes: collection of income arising from the portfolios (dividends and interest payable); application of entitlements to reduced rates of withholding tax at source and reclaiming withheld taxes after-the-fact; and dealing with corporate actions (such as bonus issues, rights issues and takeovers). A wide range of additional services fall under the umbrella term of Investor Services.