Depositary Receipts

Depositary Receipts

Our global reach, expertise and breadth of services help corporate issuers connect to the global capital markets.

At the Forefront of the Industry

BNY Mellon acts as a depositary bank for issuer clients looking to access the global capital markets through depositary receipts (DRs).

With our global footprint and deep expertise in DRs, our clients enjoy access to highly specialized teams dedicated to providing solutions delivered from a suite of value-added services.

BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts is independent from the influence of investment banking, trading, and research, so we can introduce our clients to the full range of investors. We provide clients our expertise and tailored insights on industry trends, regulatory changes and best practices to help guide the success of their DR program.

Business Insights

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Issuer Services: Future Focused

Our clients are at the center of everything we do at BNY Mellon, and our global teams are fully dedicated to delivering the services you depend on. In these challenging times, we are doing everything we can to ensure we meet your needs as we navigate these uncharted waters. On behalf of our Issuer Services team around the world, we are with you, and we will get through this together.



Global Trends in Investor Relations

Who is driving the global ESG agenda—issuers or investors? The structure of the sell side is changing—how is that affecting investor relations (IR) teams? What tweaks are IR teams making to their strategies going into the new decade, and what global issues do they think will impact the markets the most in the 2020s?

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The 2019 Depositary Receipt Market Review

Despite U.S. and China trade negotiations, the uncertainty of Brexit and associated market volatility, the Depositary Receipts (DRs) market remained relatively strong in 2019. A total of $6.8 billion was raised through 41 offerings, trading volume totalled 150.3 billion DRs, valued at $3.3 trillion, and the unsponsored depositary receipt market continued to grow.

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IR Best Practices

SEC Proposes Amendments to U.S. Federal Proxy Rules

To outline the Proposed Rules and their potential impact, BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts, in association with Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, has published an overview of the Proposed Rules as part of its IR Best Practices Insight series.

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IR Best Practices

Disclosure on Gender Diversity

The goal of gender diversity has become a prominent topic in corporate social responsibility diversity discussions in recent years. Investors have formed networks and coalitions that focus on and advocate for gender diversity.

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The Separately Managed Account Opportunity for ADR Issuers

While flows into Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) and mutual funds tend to get headlines, an area demonstrating growth is the Separately Managed Accounts (SMAs) industry.

Market Leadership

Depositary Receipts by the numbers
Depositary Receipts By The Numbers*

Learn why more corporate issuers choose BNY Mellon as their depositary bank than any of our competitors.

*As of December 31, 2019

Benefits of BNY Mellon Depositary Receipts

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DRs can help foreign companies access the global capital markets, increase liquidity, diversify and broaden their shareholder base, provide currency in an acquisition or a share plan for international employees.

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DRs can help investors wanting to diversify globally overcome a number of challenges faced when investing outside their home markets, such as settlement, currency conversion, unfamiliar market practices, and investment policies that may not allow them to invest otherwise.

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DRs can offer broker-dealers competitive and negotiable pricing and convenient settlement in their home currency.


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