Are U.S. equities held in my name?
Uphold operates like what’s called an omnibus broker dealer in the U.S. The underlying equities are held by Uphold International Equities Inc. and our ledger records your ownership stake. Similarly, in the U.S., equities are typically held in ‘Street Name’, which means when a brokerage account holds a customer's securities and assets under the name of the firm, rather than the legal owner of a security (you). Our custodian is Vision Financial.