Wiltshire County Council Superannuation Fund, Trowbridge, England, hired ABN AMRO Mellon Global Securities as global custodian for the £1.1 billion ($2.1 billion) plan, confirmed David Broome, capital and investments manager. ABN AMRO Mellon replaced Northern Trust. Mr. Broome said he was particularly impressed with ABN AMRO Mellon's "IT platform, combined with excellent value for money and an enthusiastic, professional team." ABN AMRO Mellon will also provide investment accounting, securities lending and performance measure services.
Northern Trust spokeswoman Camilla Greene declined to comment. Consultant Thomas Murray Investor Services assisted.