Custody of Investments: Law and Practice

Hardcover | December 15, 2000

byA. O. Austen-Peters

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This book focuses on the legal implications of how assets are held on behalf of investors by other parties (such as brokers, investment managers, specialist custodians and central depositaries) and in particular how the chosen method affects the legal rights of the investor over the assets inquestion. The impact of immobilisation, dematerialisation, fungible holdings and settlement practices are all considered. The book also covers the effect of the use of custody assets for security, the duties of custodians, the remedies of investors, cross-border custody and the regulatory responseto custody business. An authoritative work for practitioners, academics and reference libraries specializing in financial services, banking and investment law, both in the UK and internationally, it provides one of the clearest and most up to date analyses of these subjects available.

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This book focuses on the legal implications of how assets are held on behalf of investors by other parties (such as brokers, investment managers, specialist custodians and central depositaries) and in particular how the chosen method affects the legal rights of the investor over the assets inquestion. The impact of immobilisation, dem...

Timi Austen-Peters is a member of the Nigerian bar and runs his own law firm in Lagos
Format:HardcoverDimensions:260 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.71 inPublished:December 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198298587

ISBN - 13:9780198298588

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Table of Contents

Table of CasesTable of Legislation1. Introduction2. Single-tier Custody3. Identification of Custody Assets4. Mulit-tier Custody5. The Nature of the Investor's Interest6. Custody Assets as Security for Lenders7. Custodian's Duties8. Breach of Duty9. Regulation of Custody Business10. Cross-border CustodyChecklist of the Main Legal Issues in Assessing Custodial ArrangementsBibliographyIndex

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`[it] provides us with a lucid and complete descriptive analysis of the complex mechanisms through which our most important form of wealth is generated and exchanged.'Trust Law International, Vol15, No2 2001