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07 April 2014
‘Best Philanthropic Offering’ awarded to BNP Paribas Wealth Management Switzerland (SA)
The 2014 WealthBriefing Switzerland & Liechtenstein Awards ceremony recognized companies, teams and individuals for their innovation and excellence in 2013.
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31 March 2014
LAUNCH OF THE 2014 EDITION OF THE AGRIFRANCE REPORT
The key issue of generational renewal in farming and wine production in France is raised. This new sectorial note highlights the main trends on agricultural, wine and forestry markets in 2013. This year, the key issue of generational renewal in farming and wine production in France is raised. One thing is clear both in Europe and in France: the aging of the wine and agricultural labor force. Therefore, any future for rural economy?
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07 March 2014
BANK OF THE WEST NAMED BEST PRIVATE BANK IN NORTH AMERICA BY PRIVATE ASSET MANAGEMENT
The Private Asset Management (PAM) Awards recognize financial organizations that successfully service high-net-worth individuals in an increasingly complex legal and economic environment.
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19 February 2014
UNDERSTANDING UHNWI IN A GLOBAL FRAMEWORK, WITH WEALTHBRIEFING
In partnership with WealthBriefing, wealth management professionals recently gathered in London to discuss the issues facing the ultra high net worth segment, at a time when the sector is experiencing record growth and clients are becoming more demanding.
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11 February 2014
2nd EDITION OF THE BNP PARIBAS INDIVIDUAL PHILANTHROPY INDEX BY FORBES INSIGHT
For the second consecutive year, the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index measures the commitment of individual philanthropists in Europe, in the United States, in the Middle East and in Asia. The report reveals that the United States, Europe, Asia are around halfway to a philanthropic ideal. The Middle East seems to be a third of the there, a score that is adversely affected by lower points on promotion but may not fully acknowledge the strong cultural heritage of philanthropy in the region.
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10 February 2014
Euromoney Private Banking Survey 2014: strong performance for BNP Paribas Wealth Management
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been ranked: #7 Best Private Bank Worldwide, #4 Best Private Bank in Central & Eastern Europe, #5 Best Private Bank in Western Europe, #5 Best Private Bank in the Middle East, #8 Best Private Bank in Asia
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16 January 2014
BNP Paribas publishes its investment strategy for 2014
This global economic outlook highlights the ten main investment themes for 2014. It enables clients to direct their investments to growth themes for the coming year. The 2014 themes presented by Florent Bronès, Chief Investment Officer for BNP Paribas Wealth Management, aim in particular to provide solutions for the consequences of the likely, gradual reduction in liquidity injections during 2014.
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05 December 2013
Entrepreneurs: a shared commitment
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has long been committed to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses and their owners. The Bank supports their company projects and assists them in their personal wealth planning across Asia, Europe and the United States.
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31 October 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management: Best Private Bank in France, in Belgium, for Philanthropy Services and Socially Responsible Investing
PRESS RELEASE - BNP Paribas Wealth Management won 4 prestigious awards at the 2013 Global Private Banking Awards organised by The Banker magazine in conjunction with Professional Wealth Management magazine (Part of the Financial Times Group).
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15 October 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management awarded « Outstanding Private Bank in Europe in 2013 » by PBI
This award ranks BNP Paribas Wealth Management # 1 in Europe for the second consecutive year. In addition, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has also been recognised as highly commended finalists in three other categories: Outstanding Private Bank North Asia, Outstanding Philanthropy Offering and Outstanding Wealth Manager - Customer Relationship Service and Engagement.
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11 October 2013
The 6th BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Prize honours Indian and American entrepreneurs
BNP Paribas is delighted to announce the laureates of the 2013 Individual Philanthropy Prize. BNP Paribas Wealth Management was the first private banking institution to become closely involved in philanthropy. In 2008, BNP Paribas Wealth Management set up a special unit to assist clients in their philanthropic endeavours. In order to raise general awareness of the growing global phenomenon of philanthropic giving, BNP Paribas Wealth Management launched that same year the BNP Paribas Prize for Individual Philanthropy. On 10th October 2013 the Grand Prize and the Jury’s Special Prize, which recognise outstanding initiatives by major philanthropists, are awarded for the sixth consecutive year.
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23 September 2013
Bank of the West named Best Private Bank in the Western United States by World Finance
Bank of the West has been named Best Private Bank in the Western United States by World Finance, a leading global financial magazine. The recognition was a result of a nomination process by the readers of World Finance and review by the magazine’s awards selection panel. The World Finance reviewers noted the 80 percent increase in new affluent and high net worth clients since the bank re-launched its wealth management business two years ago; described it as a “truly client focused, private banking/wealth management institution;” and recognized Bank of the West as “the leading ‘Go To’” firm in the US West region for private banking /wealth management matters.”
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20 September 2013
Nearly 2 billion Euros in social responsible investments for BNP Paribas Wealth Management
For a few years now, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been working on a strategy to develop its social responsible investments’ offering (SRI) for its clients. This strategy shows a growing success as the assets invested by clients in SRI have doubled in the last year and a half: they now reach almost 2 billion Euros. Other than extra financial motivations (such as social and/or environmental), clients also show an interest for SRI as this class of investment can be financially attractive, provided that the funds are carefully selected and monitored. As such, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has developed a dedicated expertise in SRI with a specific rating methodology to ensure the adequate selection and effectiveness of funds that will be proposed to clients. BNP Paribas Wealth Management thus shows optimism in terms of future performances of SRI in general.
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18 July 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management, Best Private Bank in China and Top 3 Private Banks for Asia, Singapore and India in Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management achieved top rankings in this year’s Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2013. In its 9th year, Asiamoney Private Banking Poll is the only independent private banking poll of its kind in Asia that is voted by clients with funds under management in private banks across...
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14 June 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management awarded Best Private Bank in Hong Kong (Foreign) by Private Banker International
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is awarded Best Private Bank in Hong Kong (Foreign) for the second consecutive year by Private Banker International Greater China 2013 Awards. In addition, BNP Paribas Wealth Management was also awarded as one of the Top 3 Best Private Bank in China and Top 3 Best Private Bank in Taiwan in the foreign category.
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14 May 2013
BNP Paribas launches the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index by Forbes Insights!
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has launched a first of its kind Individual Philanthropy Index which measures and reflects the commitment of individual philanthropists from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. The index takes into account three main criteria: the amounts given, innovation and the effort devoted by philanthropists to promote their causes. It is based on a survey of more than 300 High Net Worth Individuals (at least $5 million in assets under management) in those three regions and was conducted by Forbes Insights between January and March 2013.
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08 May 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management: Best International Clients Team and UHNW team for a Europe-Based Private Bank by WealthBriefing!
BNP Paribas Wealth Management leads in the following categories for the 2013 WealthBriefing* European Awards: The awards were designed to recognise companies, teams and individuals deemed to have ‘demonstrated innovation and excellence during 2012'. These awards were judged solely on the basis of entrants’ submissions and their response to a number of specific questions, which had to be answered focusing on the client experience, not quantitative performance metrics.
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21 March 2013
BNP Paribas Banque Privée: Best Private Bank 2013
For the 4th consecutive year, BNP Paribas Banque Privée, the French entity of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, has been awarded Best Private Bank backed by a retail banking network by the magazine Décideurs : Stratégie, Finance, Droit*.
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18 January 2013
BNP Paribas Wealth Management wins Best Private Bank
BNP Paribas Wealth Management wins the Best Private Bank – Alternative Investments and the Best Private Bank – Taiwan awards by Asian Private Banker, an independent leading, financial publication focused on the world of Asian private banking, for their Awards for Distinction 2012. The Best Private Bank – Alternative Investments award recognises BNP Paribas Wealth Management for its broad range of alternative investment products and expertise of the dedicated alternative investment and private equity investment advisory team.
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15 January 2013
BNP Paribas reinforces its investment strategy (press release)
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is strengthening its investment strategy resources in order to meet the growing demand from its Private Banking clientele for market intelligence. Given the rapid and complex developments taking place in the financial marketplace, the ability to communicate a clear view of the markets is key for BNP Paribas Wealth Management to be able to provide clients with first-class advice on how to invest their assets. In order to meet this need, BNP Paribas Wealth Management is able, when drawing up its investment strategy, to call on Group-wide expertise in various specialist fields – including asset management, investment banking and real estate – in addition to Wealth Management’s own global and local analysis capability.
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21 December 2012
Hubert Musseau appointed to the BGL BNP Paribas Management Board
At its meeting on 13 December 2012, the Board of Directors of BGL BNP Paribas appointed Hubert Musseau to the bank’s Management Board. Effective 1 January 2013 the appointment is subject to the approval of the Luxembourg Financial Sector Supervisory Commission (CSSF). As a member of the Management Board, Hubert Musseau will be responsible for the Luxembourg Wealth Management business. He will replace Patrice Crochet, who is retiring on 31 December 2012 after a 33-year career with the BNP Paribas group. Hubert Musseau will also take over from Patrice Crochet as a member of the BNP Paribas Wealth Management Global Executive Committee.
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27 November 2012
BNP Paribas Wealth Management supports entrepreneurs in France and Italy
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has long been committed to entrepreneurs, small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, by supporting their company projects and assisting in their personal wealth planning. As many as 99% of European companies are small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)*. Their owners have four major needs: business development, risk protection, company transfer and succession planning. These needs are relevant to both their private and professional lives. In France and Italy, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has developed innovative solutions designed to support them at each of these stages. In order to provide a dedicated service, we have appointed over 400 Entrepreneur Private Bankers in France (350) and Italy (60).
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09 November 2012
BNP Paribas Wealth Management, leader in France and in Philanthropy Services!
BNP Paribas Wealth Management leads in the following categories for the 2012 PWM/The Banker Global Private Banking Awards: BNP Paribas Wealth Management co-CEOs Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo expressed their great satisfaction in receiving these awards. Vincent Lecomte declared: “We’re truly proud to receive this recognition, especially the accolade for our Philanthropy support services, which we began to offer clients a few years ago. Our expertise enables us to provide effective, tailored solutions at a time when more and more of our clients are keen to undertake personal philanthropic initiatives.” Sofia Merlo added: “Receiving these honours underlines our solid position as the leader in France and validates our unique business model. Our approach is one of total integration into the BNP Paribas Group, which enables us to combine local presence and outstanding expertise in order to meet our clients’ needs for asset and wealth management.“
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25 October 2012
BNP Paribas Wealth Management, #1 in Europe, #2 equal Worldwide!
BNP Paribas Wealth Management leads in the following categories for the 2012 Private Banker International Awards: Outstanding Private Bank Europe(Winner) and Outstanding Global Private Bank(Highly Commended). These awards rank BNP Paribas Wealth Management #1 in Europe and #2 equal worldwide. "These recognitions affirm our capabilities to serve clients. Our strong collaborations within the BNP Paribas Group to offer tailored and effective solutions to our clients in Europe, and more broadly worldwide, is what makes us different and unique."
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22 October 2012
BNP Paribas Wealth Management reaches milestone of a billion euro worth of Socially Responsible Investments on behalf of clients
For some years now, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been offering its clients a range of options for Socially Responsible Investment (SRI).  A WM expert team is tasked to create SRI products in conjunction with our various Wealth Management centres. Observing a growing desire among our clients to support sectors which have considerable social and environmental value-added, BNP Paribas Wealth Management offers investments with long-term growth prospects. Choosing to invest in sustainable business activities does not mean that our clients are sacrificing financial performance. There is general consensus today that the returns on SRI products can be just as competitive as those on other types of investment. We provide our clients with a broad, diversified product portfolio, ranging from ‘Best in Class’ funds – i.e. selecting the most promising companies when Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria are taken into account – to Impact Funds, whose aim is to have a measurable social or environmental impact, and themed funds focusing on microfinance, social enterprise, water treatment, energy efficiency or other specific goals.  For clients who wish to delegate the management of their assets, we also offer services such as SRI discretionary mandates.
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21 June 2012
The Institute Ayrton Senna and the Greenhouse Charity honoured by the BNP Paribas Prize for Individual Philanthropy
Individual philanthropy - which has seen strong growth in recent years, with total private giving rising from €228bn in 2009 to reach €329bn in 2010 according to the Hudson Institute 2012 Index of Global Philanthropy & Remittances - now plays an increasing role in financing projects and initiatives of general public interest. BNP Paribas Wealth Management was the first Private Banking institution to become closely involved in philanthropy. In 2008 we set up a special unit to assist clients in their philanthropic endeavours. With a view to disseminating information and raising general awareness of the growing global phenomenon of philanthropic giving, BNP Paribas Wealth Management instituted that same year the BNP Paribas Awards for Individual Philanthropy. On 20 June 2012, these two honours - the Grand Prix and the Jury’s Special Prize, which recognise outstanding initiatives by major philanthropists, were awarded for the fifth consecutive year.
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05 June 2012
New Private Banking offer at BNP Paribas Bank Polska
BNP Paribas Bank Polska starts providing investment advisory services using a model unique on the Polish market. The new Private Banking offer includes also wealth planning and support in tax planning services realized by external entities. The new offer of BNP Paribas Bank Polska includes services related to protecting, optimising and enhancing capital. It combines the knowledge of Polish experts, i.e. private banking advisers, tax advisers, brokers and investment advisers, with global experience of the BNP Paribas Group. With respect to investments, the new offer was prepared for three customer groups. The first group includes persons who independently take investment decisions and are interested in purchasing shares, bonds and participation units in investment funds. BNP Paribas Bank Polska offers them agency services through newly opened Brokerage Office.
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22 May 2012
BNP Paribas Wealth Management awarded Best Foreign Private Bank in Hong Kong by Private Banker International
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is awarded the Best Private Bank in Hong Kong, in the foreign bank category by Private Banker International, the longest running and globally renowned journal for the wealth management industry, for their Greater China Awards 2012 on 15 May 2012. BNP Paribas Wealth Management clinches the award with its outstanding capabilities to serve clients' needs, as well as its well established Key Clients Offering for Ultra High Net Worth (UHNW) clients, which is central to the growth strategy of BNP Paribas Wealth Management Hong Kong. A variety of special services are designed for the Key Clients segment with the objective to add value to both their business and personal aspirations.
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11 May 2012
BNP Paribas: Our mission, our responsibility
Driven by a strong tradition of service provided to individual people and businesses alike, and deeply rooted in our various countries of origin, BNP Paribas is at the same time the bank for a changing world. BNP Paribas' number one asset is the confidence that our clients place in us, which has been built up over time. The management of BNP Paribas leads and steers the Group in accordance with 4 basic commitments that are essential if we are to deserve that trust and confidence.
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22 February 2012
Euromoney rankings 2012: BNP Paribas Wealth Management delivers a strong performance
About the Euromoney study – Since 2003, the British magazine, Euromoney, publishes an annual study on private banking actors worldwide. This study, which is the result of surveys sent to the main actors of the sector, developed a ranking per country and per category.
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