BNP Paribas Securities Services is delighted to have been appointed by AXA Group (‘AXA’) as Custodian/Depositary provider across several AXA entities and territories.
The new five-year contract covering France, Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg, Spain and Italy represents a comprehensive asset servicing partnership with the AXA Group across its insurance, real estate, private equity, investment management and corporate businesses. BNP Paribas Securities Services will provide AXA with a full suite of services, such as global custody, Ucits depositary services, corporate action management, transfer agent and distribution services. The deal represents over EUR 250 billion of assets spanning over 1000 funds, portfolios and mandates.
Jacques d’Estais, chairman of BNP Paribas Securities Services said: “We have a long-standing relationship with AXA, a global leader in insurance and asset management, and this new contract is testament to the strong partnership we have developed over the years. BNP Paribas is wholly committed to providing the best possible services and solutions to AXA, and we are delighted to continue working with them. As we continue to diversify our offering and expand into new markets, our suite of world-class products and services is unrivalled.”
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is one of the six strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s* and the largest bank in the eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
*Within its peer group
About BNP Paribas Securities Services
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, delivering flexibility and commitment, backed by the strength of a leading universal bank.
Operating across the investment cycle, we provide post-trade administration solutions to buy-side and sell-side financial institutions and issuers. The Bank has a local presence across 28 countries and global coverage of over 100 markets, offering a one-stop shop for all asset classes, both onshore and offshore, across the globe.
With USD 5793 billion assets under custody, USD 1049 billion assets under administration and over 6,000 funds administered*, BNP Paribas Securities Services is Europe’s leading securities services provider and number 5 worldwide.
* as at 31 December 2009