Empowering investment journeys: Bank One’s custodial innovations and expertise

September 12, 2023

Empowering investment journeys: Bank One’s custodial innovations and expertise


Bank One Private Banking, Securities Services and Wealth management has recently been awarded the title of “Best Custodian Bank in the Indian Ocean” by This international recognition reflects our unwavering commitment to our clients and our exceptional proficiency in safekeeping their assets. Khalid Mahamodally, Head of Securities Services and Deputy Head Private Banking talks about the bank’s custodial services, its pivotal role in the sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, its strong position in the US T-Bill market, and the innovative features that reinforce its reputation in the financial industry.


What defines Bank One’s custodial services, and how do they shape clients’ financial journeys?


Our custodial services go beyond the conventional scope. They serve as pillars of trust and financial security for our clients. Beyond their fundamental functions of settlement, safekeeping, and reporting, our services are characterized by personalized relationships tailored to individual objectives and sophistication levels. The recent award affirms our dedication to clients and their financial well-being.


How does Bank One’s presence in the SSA region amplify its securities services and investor benefits?


Our extensive presence via our shareholder footprint in the SSA region is strategically vital. It empowers us to offer securities services specifically attuned to the unique investment potential of this diverse market. From equities trading to fixed income, mutual funds and structured products, our experienced team leverages their insights to guide clients toward optimal investment decisions that align with the region’s opportunities.


Could you elaborate on Bank One’s mastery of the US T-Bill market and its profound advantages for investors?


We facilitate access to one of the most secure investment options available, US T-Bills, backed by the unassailable credit of the US government, provide investors with unparalleled confidence. Our competitive rates, minimal fees, and user-friendly platform simplify the investment process, empowering clients to build a resilient portfolio foundation with these steadfast assets.


How does Bank One embrace innovation to amplify client experiences within its custodial services?


Bank One stands at the forefront of innovation, driven by an unwavering commitment to elevating client experiences. Our inventive features, such as performance reports, symbolize our agility and dedication. These enhancements reflect our determination to provide clients with seamless, cutting-edge service, underscoring our reputation as an innovative force in the financial landscape.


What role does transparency play in Bank One’s custodial services?


Transparency is paramount in our custodial services. We provide clients with clear, comprehensive online reporting, ensuring they have full visibility into their assets’ performance and movements. This transparency fosters trust and empowers clients to make informed decisions, contributing to their overall financial confidence.


About Bank One Wealth Management and Custody Solutions


How do we operate?

Bank One provides access to World Markets through our Open-architecture strategy. We respond to today’s challenges with bespoke securities services designed to cover all the activities of the banking chain. Through our Securities Solutions and use of reputable global sub-custodians, Euroclear and Fund-settle, we provide access to markets around the world. As your custodian bank, we are responsible for the safety of your securities and assets, which are recorded off-balance sheet.


Our clients

  • Private Investors
  • Asset Managers
  • Financial Intermediaries
  • Banks, Brokers
  • Investment Funds
  • Pension Funds


Why choose us?

  • Mauritius is known as a highly regulated jurisdiction with social and political stability
  • One-stop shop for trade execution and settlement
  • Experienced resources with product know-how
  • Fluent in English and French
  • Client-centric
  • Innovative & Reliable custody online application
  • Total Open Architecture model, free from in-house products
  • Discretionary Portfolio Management provided by our selected external asset managers