About Custody


DTC intends to make all appropriate securities eligible for its Custody Service. DTC reserves the right, in its sole discretion to refuse to accept a security or other asset for its Custody Service.
Note- DTC compares certificate information with the deposit instruction transmitted by the depositing Participant in the “deposit expectancy file”.
Anything that can be securitized is eligible for custody including, but not limited to:

  • Stocks (negotiable, non-negotiable and restricted)
  • Bonds
  • Open-ended mutual funds, short-term money market instruments, foreign securities, interest only, limited partnerships, promissory notes, private placements, customer-registered custodial assets.
  • Gold/Silver certificates
    Note: DTC Custody will hold certain “non-standard” type assets fully disclosed for safekeeping only. These assets include, but are not limited to, Option Agreements and Warrant to Purchase. DTC does not accept any liability should such assets be lost, stolen or destroyed. Depositing Participants assume full liability as well as responsibility for replacement of lost, stolen or destroyed fully disclosed “non-standard” assets.




DTC’s Regular Custody Services free you from the cumbersome physical handling of those securities that are not traditionally eligible for DTC processing.

  • Processing withdrawals from inventory, which can include mailing to your customers or branches

  • Mailing of certificates as instructed

  • Production of customized letters

  • Systemic account number changes

  • Coupon clipping and shell presentation

  • Trailing document deposit

  • Customer request for audits



DTC’s Custody Service allows you to submit transfer instructions requesting re-registration into firm or customer name. It also allows for breakdown requests.


Restricted Transfers

Restricted deposits and their transfer instructions are hand delivered or sent by FedEx Priority Overnight service to the transfer agent.


Custody Reorganization

The Custody Reorganization Service allows for presentations on corporate events not eligible for regular DTC services and/or DTC eligible corporate events in restricted shares.

  • Assistance with research into reorganization and redemption activities

  • Follow-up until all proceeds have been collected

  • Allocation of both cash and stock proceeds

  • Option of designated custody boxes for reorg sweeps


Branch Deposit Service (BDS)

The Branch Deposit Service (BDS) allows you to have your customer deposits sent directly to DTC from their branches and/or correspondents. The BDS service performs a full examination of these securities prior to crediting into your free account.

  • Less workspace and vault space required

  • Reduce deposit cycle time

  • Mitigate risk


New York Window/Physical Settlement

The New York Window (NYW) allows customers to effect both over-the-window and NSCC & ESS transactions. Customers can effect deliveries using inventory from their custody vault.