BNP Paribas reaffirms its position as a leader in equity derivatives with two awards from The Banker magazine

September 5, 2018

London, UK – 5 September 2018 – BNP Paribas has been awarded “Most Innovative Investment Bank for Equity Derivatives” and “Most Innovative Investment Bank for Structured Investor Products” in The Banker magazine’s annual Investment Banking awards 2018.

This is the second consecutive year in which BNP Paribas has won the Structured Investor Products category, while it last won the Equity Derivatives award in 2013. Emmanuel Dray, global head of equity derivatives institutional sales at BNP Paribas, received the awards at a ceremony in London last night.

In an article published in the September issue of the magazine, The Banker said: “In 2017, BNP Paribas’ market share increased some 15% year on year, according to data firm Coalition. But what sees it take home the trophy for equity derivatives is its structuring track record, embrace of digitisation, and expansion of the equity derivatives investor base.

“While Europe is still its core market, the group’s recent revenue growth has been fuelled by business in the US and Asia-Pacific.”

Nicolas Marque, global head of equity derivatives said: “We have been in the equity derivatives business for more than 20 years and our business model is based on long-term client relationships. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients globally through our innovative solutions.”

The Banker magazine has been a trusted source of banking information since 1926. It strives to inform and offers a wide range of news, features, analysis, interviews, and in-depth coverage of all the key issues facing the financial sector. The Banker Investment Banking awards celebrate the most innovative and creative players in the industry over the past 12 months.


About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 73 countries, with more than 196,000 employees, including around 149,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets, 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.

BNP Paribas employs more than 9,000 people across 10 business lines in the UK. These include Corporate & Institutional Banking, Exane BNP Paribas, Leasing Solutions, Arval, Real Estate (including Strutt & Parker acquired in September 2017), Asset Management, Cardif Pinnacle, Commercial Finance, Personal Finance and Vauxhall Finance. Around half of its employees are in Corporate & Institutional Banking, based in London, while the others are based in various offices across the country, including Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Glasgow, Manchester.