Below you can find FAQs specific to the role of investment managers in the GCD process.
Notification of SSI data managed by GCD is performed in exactly the same manner as IM-managed data - through Alert notifications for additions, edits or deletions.
I have accounts (Access Codes) that use the same Account Number at Global Custodian. Can GCD support this?
The GCD workflow allows the linking of multiple Access Codes to one custody account number. Once the SI Controller is switched to the GCD acronym and the Account Number at Global Custodian (A/C @ GC) is linked, the existing SSIs under the Access Code are removed and the ownership of SSI maintenance for that Access Code is with the Global Custodian using GCD.
No. You will need to decide which Global Custodian you wish to connect the fund to and any markets not supported by that GCD will need to be managed outside of the GCD workflow.
If upon comparison the SSI detail for the more granular security type (not supported by the GCD) is different to the overarching security type (supported by the GCD), the more granular security type SSI will need to be retained. If there are no plans by the GCD to support the more granular security type, you can continue to manage these SSIs outside of the GCD flow.
There are steps that you can begin ahead of formally beginning the GCD Conversion Process which will expedite this process. Full details can be found in ALERT: Pre-GCD Conversion Process.
Global Custodians will have a letter of direction / authority for you to sign, providing them with your authority to share your SSIs via GCD.
Reach out to your Global Custodian relationship management team.