Working with a global custodian that has proven expertise in managing risk and complexity has never been more important. As a specialist in navigating the new and difficult, SMH has earned the trust of the world’s most sophisticated asset gatherers to ensure timely settlement, accurate safekeeping and reporting of their most complex funds and asset types.
Taking Risk Personally
As a privately owned firm, SMH is intently focused on risk management. We are committed to investing in a best-in-class compliance infrastructure and maintain segregated accounts to deliver the highest levels of transparency and security to every client. With a non-captive sub-custodian bank strategy, we independently select banks we determine to be the best and most trusted service providers in each market. This delivers risk diversification, resilience, and the ability to benchmark all aspects of market interactions.
Uncovering New Sources of Value
SMH partners with clients to uncover new sources of value and create mutually beneficial relationships focused on growth. As our clients expand, we help them identify market trends and design solutions to manage the complexity of new asset classes and investment structures. We co-create products in an open architecture environment supported by a single global technology platform, designed to evolve with their changing requirements. Our technology investments are focused on enabling client growth through continuous improvements in the efficiency, transparency, and accessibility of our applications, rather than integrating multiple operating environments.
Delivering Measurably Superior Service
SMH is committed to delivering a measurably superior client service experience. Our 24-hour global service model is tailored to our clients’ geographic, language, and time zone requirements. Our service teams and clients access the same systems and real-time information, providing one common platform for quick inquiry turnaround. This integrated model helps BBH seamlessly execute on our clients' routine and complex requirements. We are an industry leader in automation and straight through processing.