UBA Global emerges Nigeria’s Custodian Bank of the Year

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami

UBA Global Investor Services, a division of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, set up in September 2007, to process securities trades, safe-keep financial assets and service associated portfolios has won this year’s Custodian Bank of the Year Award for Nigeria.

The award from Acquisition International, an international financial research and investor information journal, was based on the votes analysed by supporting evidence and the bank’s achievements over the course of the year.

Acquisition International’s 2013 Finance Awards are the only awards that celebrate achievement, innovation and brilliance from an international perspective.

Head, UBA Global Investor Services, Taiwo Sonola, described the award as another landmark achievement which underscores the increasing confidence UBA enjoys in the global custody arena. “It also supports our wider aspiration to be a recognized and respected player in the global financial services sector,” she added.

In a letter of commendation, Charlotte Abbott of Acquisition International magazine, said, “These independent legitimate awards chosen by our readership set the benchmark in the finance industry and as an esteemed winner of: Custodian Bank of the Year – Nigeria – you can now boast to be the very best in your financial field,”

The award is coming on the heels of several other laurels by UBA Global Investor Services.

Other awards and commendations received so far include; Custodian Agents Banks in Major Markets Survey 2010 “Best Client treatment in the industry”, Global Custodian Agent Banks in Emerging Markets survey 2009 – “Commended”, Money Markets International Journal – 2008 Innovation award and Best- In-Class for West Africa, Money Markets 2009 Client Service Excellence Award, Support Bank in Nigeria and Cote D’Ivoire for Thomas Murray.

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