London, UK – 7 October 2016 – BNP Paribas today announced that it has won Most Innovative Investment Bank for Foreign Exchange and Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability in The Banker Investment Banking Awards 2016.
The Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change and Sustainability Award distinguishes banks that are committed to providing financial solutions to support the transition to a low carbon economy and mitigate sustainability issues for their clients. Most Innovative Investment Bank for Foreign Exchange is one of the most competitive classes in The Banker Awards, which seeks to recognise banks that have demonstrated exceptional service and innovation in the market. The annual awards are granted by a panel of industry experts.
Adrian Boehler, Global Co-Head of FX, Local Markets and Commodities at BNP Paribas said: “BNP Paribas remains extremely committed to servicing our clients’ needs in the global Foreign Exchange Markets – we have onshore presence in 29 countries offering clients sales, trading, strategy, structuring, prime brokerage and electronic execution expertise. Our global footprint remains a core part of our strategic value proposition, ensuring that we stay relevant as a strategic partner in both developing markets as well as G10 markets”.
Virginie Pelletier, Head of Sustainable Finance & Investment at BNP Paribas CIB said: “We are delighted to accept this prestigious award. At last year’s COP21 conference, we decided to double our financing to renewable energy by 2020. We’ve made excellent progress in developing services that support clients in integrating sustainability throughout their value chain, and will continue to expand our sustainability programme”.
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About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 75 countries, with more than 189,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking
Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) (www.cib.bnpparibas.com) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.