PostTrade 360° Nordic 2024

4–5 Sept 2024 | Stockholm, Sweden

Adam Watson

Global Head Commercial Product- Custody

BNY Mellon

New York, United States

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In my capacity, I oversee all commercial aspects of the banks custody capabilities, solutions and client franchise, providing market intel and actional insights


Adam Watson is Global Head of Commercial Product for Custody at BNY Mellon. In this capacity, Adam oversees all commercial aspects of the bank’s custody capabilities and solutions, providing market intelligence and actionable insights to institutional clients globally, including 97% of the top 100 banks worldwide.

With an eye towards digitization, Adam and his team are responsible for the conceptual development of new technology solutions in collaboration with clients and FinTech partners to achieve strategic agility, operational efficiency, innovation and positive operating leverage.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in November 2020, Adam was a Commercial Product Manager for custody at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, focusing on innovative solutions for large public and corporate pension funds, insurance providers and institutional asset managers.

Adam has over 17 years of industry experience and has spent time working in equity derivatives, ETFs, middle office and sales before moving into global custody. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Finance and Law from Bournemouth University in England.

My organisation

We are BNY Mellon, a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets. With a rich history dating back over 230 years, we provide investment management, wealth management, and investment services to institutions and individuals worldwide. Our commitment to innovation and excellence has made us a trusted partner for businesses, governments, and individuals seeking financial expertise and solutions. Join us to discover how we can help you achieve your financial goals.

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Speaker sessions (3)

Wednesday, 4 September 2024

09:00 - 09:40

Current trends in investor services

Location:Room C4, Level 2
  • Custody

12:00 - 12:40

Optimising your operating model for resiliency and scalability

Location:Room C4, Level 2
  • Custody
  • Collateral and liquidity
  • Technology

Technology has the potential to transform our operations. Yet, it can also be the gateway through which vulnerable systems are exposed to cyber risks. In this session, experts from BNY Mellon share how to harness technology while avoiding its pitfalls.

14:00 - 14:40

The fintechs, the global custodians, and their cooperation-competition balance

Location:Room C3, Level 2
  • Custody
  • Technology
  • Sourcing and procurement
  • Digital/digitalised assets