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  • ALERT Global Custodian Direct Overview

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    The ALERT Global Custodian Direct (GC Direct) workflow automates the exchange of standing settlement instructions (SSIs) between a custodian's central repository and the ALERT host using dedicated ISO 20022 compliant messages. This enhanced custodian/prime broker access enables the global custodian/prime broker to become the owner and maintainer of the SSI data, effectively creating the "golden...
  • ALERT GCD Technical Specifications

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    The below documents provide global custodians who are looking to implement GCD with detailed information on creating and receiving global custodian messages that flow between their system and the ALERT platform. Resources include, but are not limited to: Resource Tasks Business/System Analysts Map market-specific settlement instructions to/from ISO SSI standard message formats Database...
  • ALERT GCD: Using the Web Interface

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    GCD users also have the option to access the ALERT web user interface which provides the following functionality: View account and SI information Access and download self-service reports of SSI and account information Use SI Scan to check that SI information conforms with market rules and validations Upload new SSIs Further information about the Web Interface can be found in the ALERT Global...
  • ALERT GCD for Investment Managers

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    Overview In the GCD workflow, the global custodian (GC) becomes the owner and maintainer of the SI data while the investment manager is the owner and maintainer of their own accounts and account-specific data. The investment manager places the responsibility of SSI maintenance and distribution with the GC. This model brings greater automation and efficiency to the process and reduces...
  • ALERT: Pre-GCD Conversion Process

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    For investment managers who are interested in converting their SSI maintenance to the GCD workflow, the below diagram outlines a check-list of activities that should be performed in preparation for the conversion process. Before you begin conversions, ensure you have a letter of direction/authority in place with your custodian. DTCC has partnered with the custodian community to create a...
  • ALERT: Security Type Matrix

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    The below tables provides the 6 main Security Type Groups available in ALERT along with the mapping for the specific Security Types. ALERT Global Custodian Direct (ALERT GCD) organizations maintain SSIs at the highest level therefore if an investment manager wants to leverage the SSIs of a GCD, they should consolidate their SSIs to the Security Types listed under Main GCD Supported Security...
  • ALERT: GCD Conversion Process

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    Below is an outline of the steps required to convert your accounts to a GCD model. More detailed information on how to perform each of these steps can be found in the ALERT: Understanding the Global Custodian Direct Conversion Process for Investment Managers video. 1. Before you begin the conversion process and assign control of an account to your global custodian (GC), there are a number of...
  • ALERT GCD FAQs

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    Below you can find FAQs specific to the role of investment managers in the GCD process.
  • ALERT GCD Custodian Capability

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    The below table outlines which custodians are already live on GCD with the countries, securities, and methods they support (last updated 1-Mar-2021). Custodian name Acronym Collateral supported? Excluded countries Supported security types via GCD Excluded methods BICs in use via GCD BBH BBHGCD Y N/A EQU / COB / TRY / FX / CSH / MMT / GDR / CON / Alternate security types Universal BBHCUS33XXX...
  • ALERT GCD for Regional Custodians/Trustees

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    Overview Regional Custodians/Trustees own the custody relationship with investment managers. They manage local SSIs while leveraging a global custodian's network to access global markets. As a result, investment managers do not have a direct relationship with the global custodian for these accounts. In this workflow, the investment manager assigns its account to the regional custodian who in...
  • ALERT GCD for Global Custodians

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    Overview In the GCD workflow, the global custodian (GC) becomes the owner and maintainer of the SI data. This requires the GC to be set up up with an ALERT acronym to which the buy-side client links its account. SSIs are then returned for all markets that the custodian has open and available in ALERT and are attached to the buy-sides' ALERT accounts. Any future updates to the SSIs flow directly...

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ALERT GC Direct 1.0 Interface: XSD File

XSD file for the ALERT GC Direct 1.0 interface. ...
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ALERT Global Custodian 1.0 Direct XML Message Specification

Contains the messages, data dictionary, and error codes for the ALERT Direct Global Custodian 1.0 cl ...
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ALERT Investment Manager’s Guide to GC Direct Onboarding

This document focuses on GC Direct information and the onboarding steps required for investment mana ...
In ALERT GC Direct Downloads: 6626
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ALERT Global Custodian Direct Adoption Playbook

Shares information and best practices around processes to build to the GC Direct workflow. ...
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ALERT SSI Maintenance Reference Guide

Provides helpful guidelines on required reference data when looking to migrate SSIs to the ALERT GCD ...
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ALERT Global Custodian Direct Web Interface User's Guide

This document describes how ALERT global custodians view the status of the accounts assigned to thei ...
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ALERT GCD Letter of Direction

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ALERT for Trustee Guide to GC Direct Onboarding

This document focuses on GC Direct information, the onboarding steps required to implement GC Direct ...
In ALERT for Regional Custodians/Trustees Downloads: 3906
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ALERT for Regional Custodian Guide to GC Direct Onboarding

This document focuses on GC Direct information, the onboarding steps required to implement GC Direct ...
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