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The Custody Service is a unified service that allows you to perform physical deposits, withdrawals and more. Use the links at left or below to learn about the Custody Service. Be sure to check out the Documents, Videos and FAQs tabs at the top of this page.

View the Custody Conversion Checklist to track your readiness for using the Custody Service. 

 

About Custody - Explains benefits, asset eligibility and components of the Custody Service. Includes information about Restricted Deposits/Transfers and Custody Reorg.

Custody Eligibility - Includes videos demonstrating the Custody Eligibility system which allows you to obtain Custody CUSIPs through self-service, speeds your ability to make depostis quickly, and promotes straight-through processing of Custody deposits.

Custody Safekeeping - These videos provide in-depth explanations of the deposit, withdrawal, transfer and inquiry aspects of the Custody Safekeeping functionality.

Custody PBS Help - Learn about using the Custody functionality in the Participant Browser System (PBS).

New York Window - Learn about processing receives and delivers, as well as viewing and cancelling physical settlement items.


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    Custody Eligibility Guide

    This guide describes the Custody Eligibility system which allows you to obtain Custody CUSIPs prior ...
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    Custody Conversion Checklist


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    Custody Service Fact Sheet


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    Custody Frequently Asked Questions


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    Custody FAQs


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    Participants can track their firm’s securities held in DTC’s Custody vault in two ways: 

    a)     Using the PBS CUST Inquiry options.

    b)     The end-of-day Custody Certificate Detail Position File (AIMCDI)

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    DTC carries insurance to cover the costs of replacing certificates lost in transit or on its premise.

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    There is no regulatory policy for auditing the vault. The vault is audited once per year.  Given prior notice, DTC will allow a customer access to their inventory to perform a box count, at a cost. The end-of-day Custody Certificate Detail Position File (AIMCDI) can be used as your firm’s “daily audit.”

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    The only service that will require a signed agreement prior to participating is the Custody Reorg service. All other service documents are a part of the Custody Service Guide, and do not require a signature.

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    Yes, DTC images all certificates it receives for deposit.  Participants who have imaging systems can make arrangements to have their deposit images sent intra-day to their image server. Firms that do not use imaging technology or choose not to receive all of their images can request copies of individual deposits via the Image Viewer function accessible via the PBS CUST function.

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    DTC follows-up with the agent the following day, and each day thereafter. Transfer Agent rush fees are passed through to the participant.  DTC processes rush transfer instructions to the agent via express mail on the day of their receipt.


     

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