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Banking & Cash Management for Lawyers and Law Firms

Custody services for lawyers and law firms

Law firms that are appointed as trustees or executors of their client’s trusts often look to the services of a bank custodian for the safekeeping and recordkeeping of the trust assets. 


Our custody team specializes in providing non-fiduciary administrative management for sophisticated trust & estate structures.


With $22.8 trillion in assets under custody/administration,1 Citi is one of the largest institutional custodians in the world.

Private Bank clients, gain access to Citi’s institutional capabilities, delivered with personalized service from a dedicated private banking team.

To safekeep client assets, we leverage a global custody network spanning 100+ foreign markets; 63 of which are Citi branches or affiliates.


Our Custody Specialists work closely with account fiduciaries and their designated investment professionals to provide tailored solutions for their custodial needs. 

We can provide securities processing and trade settlement, however sophisticated and far-reaching. Our capabilities include third-party outside manager support, flexibility to trade with any third-party execution desk, ability to invest in third-party mutual funds, as well as top execution on foreign exchange transactions. 

To help simplify administration, we offer liquidity management, asset pricing and valuation, notification of corporate actions, gift processing, income collection, remittances and transition plan support.


Our custody services are complemented by innovative technology and reporting capabilities.

Many sophisticated investors use the services of multiple financial institutions and look to a single custodian to help simplify and streamline their account management.

We offer a transparent, consolidated view of our clients' global holdings at Citi and easy online access to account information through Citi Private Bank In View.

Clients can also take advantage of automated data feeds, offering the ability to download data to client portfolio management systems.


Client assets are held in bank custody through Citibank, N.A. and are fully segregated from the assets of Citi.

Clients remain beneficial owners of their securities and will not become a creditor of the bank. Clients’ securities may not be lent out i.e. hypothecated by the bank.

Cash held in a deposit product is held on our balance sheet and insured up to the applicable FDIC limit. Investments held in money market mutual funds are not covered by FDIC insurance.


1Gross assets for which Citi provides global custody and sub-custodian services. Not specific to the Private Bank business.1.Gross assets for which Citi provides global custody and sub-custodian services. Not specific to the Private Bank business.

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