BNP Paribas Securities Services (‘BNP Paribas’), has signed an agreement with A Plus Finance to act as depo-bank, transfer agent, registrar, custodian and fund administrator. BNP Paribas was the first choice for A Plus Finance as the Bank has the highest credit rating of any custodian and has the strength of one of the largest banking groups in the world. These factors coupled with its expertise in private equity and breadth of services made BNP Paribas the best solution for its growth ambitions.
Set up in 1998, A Plus Finance is an asset management company specialising in private equity and the management of innovation mutual funds (‘FCPI’) and local investment funds (‘FIP’). It has €230 million of assets under management through 15 funds.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a European leader in global banking and financial services and is one of the 4 strongest banks in the world according to Standard & Poor’s. The group is present in over 85 countries, with more than 168,000 employees, including 129,500 in Europe. The group holds key positions in three major segments: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. Present throughout Europe in all of its business lines, the bank’s two domestic markets in retail banking are France and Italy. BNP Paribas also has a significant presence in the United States and strong positions in Asia and the emerging markets.
About BNP Paribas Securities Services
BNP Paribas Securities Services (www.securities.bnpparibas.com) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BNP Paribas. With €3.6 trillion assets under custody, €744 billion assets under administration and close to 6,000 funds administered, BNP Paribas Securities Services is the leading European provider of securities services and rated number 5 in the world.
BNP Paribas Securities Services has a unique multi-local model, servicing both the buy-side and sell-side with 5,600 employees worldwide, a local presence across 25 countries and global coverage of 92 markets.