Institutional Custody

Your full-service partner for global
and domestic custody

As one of the nation's leading custodian banks, UMB provides valuable solutions for global and domestic custody needs through the depth of our technology investments, our integrated banking capabilities and our commitment to be the provider of choice in the marketplace.

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Institutional Custody

Your full-service partner for global and domestic custody

As one of the nation's leading custodians, UMB provides valuable solutions for global and domestic custody needs through the depth of our technology investments, our integrated banking capabilities and our commitment to be the provider of choice in the marketplace.

Contact Us

Tenure and experience

The depth and breadth of the UMB Institutional Custody team expertise provides you critical insights and solutions across every stage of the custody life cycle.

Commitment to the market

For more than 70 years, our clients have relied on us to be a trusted partner to safeguard and service insurance, municipal and fund assets.

Strength and stability

With UMB, you receive the benefits of a large financial institution paired with our nimble, single point of contact service approach.

We understand your insurance, municipal and fund custody needs don’t fall into a one-size-fits-all approach. That's why our high-touch client model is committed to quick response times and allows us to build customized global and domestic custody solutions to meet your unique needs.

  • Straight-through securities processing
  • Flexible and automated solutions
  • Safekeeping services
  • Cash management services
  • Customizable online data access
  • Online corporate action responses
  • Account opening services
  • Performance reporting
  • Domestic and global settlement
  • Dividend and income collection
  • Securities lending
  • Intraday cash availability
  • Automated FX execution services

We serve the following clients and industries:

  • Insurance companies
  • Public and private corporations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Municipalities
  • Fund companies
  • Endowments

PowerStation® Custody Portal

Take a closer look at UMB's global and domestic custody portal, providing you real-time access to information you need to manage your portfolios.

Podcast: The role of custodians in the age of alternatives and digital assets

Recently UMB’s Amy Small, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Institutional Custody, joined Real Assets Adviser for a conversation about the role of the bank custodian for alternative assets. Topics included cryptocurrency and other product development trends in the alts space—and what those trends mean for managers as they seek to ensure safe handling of client assets.


Custody in times of market stress

'Steady as she goes': Custody in times of market stress

The role of the custodian is that of a gatekeeper. When gates open and close exactly as expected, the result is smooth and timely settlement of security transactions. People "see" the transactions but not gates themselves. In times of severe dislocations, though, investors and fund management professionals may refocus on how—and how well—those gates are operating. Here are a few thoughts relating to custody's role during difficult times, drawn from our experiences through three decades in the industry.

Institutional Insights

Review insights about the state of the markets with industry updates, analytic commentary and links to informative resources.

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Webinar: Institutional Fraud Awareness

Learn from our custody bank experts on where your organization may be at risk for fraud and what to do about it.

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