Asset custodians are the central players in the RIA business and choosing one is the biggest decision most financial advisors will make to build their business. As the place where RIAs park their assets (the same way a captive broker would park assets at Merrill Lynch or UBS), custodians serve hundreds or thousands of these registered investment advisors and make big investments in technology and service on their clients' behalf.
This section features a series of articles under the “Asset Custody Project” label that cover these companies in a way that keeps advisors abreast of their progress – both with journalistic commentary and a common set of data so that advisors can easily compare them. The articles look at the strengths, weaknesses and niche capabilities of these companies.
— Brooke Southall
Here are links to the profiles of custodians:
Equity Advisor Solutions
Royal Bank of Canada
Trust Company of America
Shareholders Service Group
National Advisors Trust
If you want a more chronological look at news about the custodians, just scroll down.