European Depositary Bank SA ("EDB") is part of the Apex Group. As an independent provider free from institutional influences we can deliver an agile and responsive cross-jurisdictional service in an ever-changing regulatory environment.
Our powerful global infrastructure and breadth of technical experience enables us to provide market leading solutions tailored to benefit our clients.
Our company was founded in 1973 in Luxembourg. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Hamburg-based private bank M.M.Warburg & CO (AG & CO) KGaA, we made it possible for institutional investors to directly access the Luxembourg financial market. This makes us one of the most experienced depositaries for traditional and alternative investment structures in the Grand Duchy. In 2017 the bank was acquired by the Apex Group and renamed to the European Depositary Bank (EDB) in 2019.
We currently hold fund and securitisation structures with a total value of €139,7 billion. This is mainly allocated to alternative investments, including real estate, private equity, liquid assets, renewable energies & infrastructure and private debt (as at March 31, 2022).
For the avoidance of doubt we do not deal with retail clients. We neither offer any securities (bonds, shares, notes etc.) nor do we act on behalf of any other financial institution to offer such securities to any clients.
We care about our work. We care about doing a good job. We care about each other. We care about the environment and society. We don’t do “that’s not my job” – “that’s not in my role”. We strive to put what’s right for the team and our client first.
We don’t have egos. We respect each other. Every role and every person brings value. We listen. We embrace diversity in all guises. We don’t tolerate dismissive conduct, lack of inclusivity or bias.
We go above and beyond. We strive to be the best. We are motivated. We are always learning. We are candid. We are transforming. We are never complacent and we believe in our people.
We drive growth through collaboration and openness. We drive growth through inclusivity. We drive growth through investment in our business and our people. We drive growth through the promotion of excellence.
Our business is unique in its ability to reach globally, service locally and provide cross-jurisdictional services. With our clients at the heart of everything we do, our hard working team has successfully delivered on an unprecedented growth and transformation journey and we are now represented by nearly 5,000 employees across 50 offices worldwide.
Our single-source solution enables us to deliver an extensive range of services across the full value chain, to asset managers, capital markets, corporates and family offices. We have continually improved and evolved our capabilities to offer the broadest range of services in the industry; including fund services, digital onboarding and bank accounts, depositary, custody, super ManCo services, business services including HR and Payroll and a pioneering ESG Ratings and Advisory services for private markets. These services are tailored to each client and delivered at both a Group level and via our specialist subsidiary brands.
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Our subsidiary FundRock is a UCITS Management Company and AIFM with a long heritage in fund governance refined over 80 years. FundRock offers fully comprehensive, independent and cost effective Management Company, AIFM and ACD solutions for European based funds.
- Super ManCo holding UCITS & AIFM licenses
- Risk Management
- Global Distribution Support
- UCITS and AIF directors
- KIID Protection services
LRI was founded in Luxembourg in 1988. As part of the Apex Group, LRI acts as a Super ManCo and holds licenses both as an AIFM and as a management company for UCITS in Germany and Luxembourg.
- Super ManCo holding UCITS & AIFM licences
- Risk Management and valuation
- Portfolio Management
- Securitisation platform services