Benefits of registered investment advisors working with us.

We understand the importance of protecting your assets and having an efficient back office. That is why we offer a full suite of online tools, compatibility with industry interfaces and a customized service offering that gives you a wide variety of service solutions.

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Investment Advisor Services

Comprehensive services for registered investment advisors

Holistic custody

Some custodians limit what you can hold. We support all depository-eligible securities, as well as most mutual fund and alternative investment holdings. Additionally, we support global trading in more than 90 countries.

Portfolio-based lending

Access a sophisticated array of credit offerings using your portfolio as collateral.


Cash management

Rely on our daily liquidity and short-term cash offerings, as well as our secure, competitive Liquidity Plus cash sweep program.


Asset safety

Assets are held in nominee name and are segregated from bank assets providing protection in the event of bank insolvency.

Specialty asset management

Trust our expertise to help you manage your non-financial holdings.

From our leaders

“You won’t find another institution that is committed to providing more services to the investment advisor community.”


Alan Markarian
National Manager, Investment Advisor Services
U.S. Bank Global Fund Services

Sweep uninvested cash balances with U.S. Bank Liquidity Plus.

Earn competitive interest income while maintaining same-day liquidity using a high yield account. Our program sweeps end-of-day cash balances, up to the program limit, from custody accounts into interest-generating deposits in FDIC-insured institutions. Balances that cannot be placed in deposit banks on a given day are automatically swept into a designated First American money market fund.

Expansive FDIC protections and insolvency segregation protections:

  • FDIC insurance available up to $2.5 million per depositor
  • Same-day liquidity
  • Depository network includes only well-capitalized FDIC insured deposit banks
  • Seamlessly integrates with your custody accounts
  • Eligible for most custody account types
  • Limit or restrict exposure to one or more specific banks

Strategies and insights from our thought leadership

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Understanding the role of a custodian

Learn about the differences between a custody bank and brokerage firm. Explore the attributes of different types of custody accounts. Ultimately, reading this article can help you become better informed so you can choose the right custody provider.

Diversifying your portfolio with alternative asset investments 

Alternative assets require a more hands-on management approach. Hear insights from Kyle Erion, business development officer of Institutional Trust and Custody at U.S. Bank.

Choose a custodian that’s right for your business.

Follow these four guidelines to find a true partner for your clients. Alan Markarian, national manager for the Investment Advisor Services group at U.S. Bank, weighs in.

Global custody and fund administration services

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Investment and insurance products and services including annuities are:
Not a deposit • Not FDIC insured • May lose value • Not bank guaranteed • Not insured by any federal government agency.

U.S. Bank does not guarantee products, services or performance of its affiliates and third-party providers.

U.S. Bank Global Fund Services is not a chartered bank, trust company or depository institution and is not authorized to accept deposits or trust accounts. All U.S. Bank Global Fund Services entities are wholly-owned subsidiaries of U.S. Bank, N. A. Custody, lending, treasury and banking services are offered by U.S. Bank, N.A.

U.S. Bank’s Securities Lending Program is administered by U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc. is a registered investment advisor and subsidiary of U.S. Bank National Association. U.S. Bank National Association is a separate entity and wholly owned subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp and does not guarantee the products, services or performance of U.S. Bancorp Asset Management, Inc.

U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Ireland) Limited is registered in Ireland, Company Number 413707. Registered Office at 24 - 26 City Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. Directors: Eimear Cowhey, Ken Somerville, Hosni Shadid (USA). U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Ireland) Limited is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.

U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Guernsey) Limited is licensed under the Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2020, as amended, by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to conduct controlled investment business in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l. is registered in Luxembourg with RCS number B238278 and Registered Office: Floor 3, K2 Ballade, 4, rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg. U.S. Bank Global Fund Services (Luxembourg) S.a.r.l. is authorised and regulated by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier.

Elavon Financial Services DAC Luxembourg Branch (trading as U.S. Bank Depositary Services Luxembourg) is registered in Luxembourg with RCS number B244276 and Registered Office: Floor 3, K2 Ballade, 4, rue Albert Borschette, L-1246 Luxembourg, regulated and authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) as well as by the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF). Details about the extent of our authorisation and regulation by the CBI and the CSSF are available from us on request.

Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as U.S. Bank Depositary Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and is registered in Ireland with the Companies Registration Office Reg. No. 418442. The registered office is Block F1, Cherrywood Business Park, Loughlinstown, Dublin 18, Ireland D18 W2X7.