BNP Paribas is a leader in global banking and financial services and one of the strongest banks in the world (Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating out of a scale of 22). Ranked as the 11th-largest company and 7th-largest bank in the world on the 2010 ”Forbes Global 2000,” BNP Paribas employs over 204,000 people in more than 80 countries across five continents and has over 15,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada. The Group's North American operations comprise Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management and Services, and Retail Banking.
BNP Paribas North America Headquartered in New York (with the regional Head Office for Canada in Montreal), BNP Paribas North America has locations in all of the major corporate and financial centers of the United States and Canada. The bank serves a world-class client base of multinational corporates and mid-cap companies, as well as major issuers and institutional buyers.
Through its BancWest subsidiary, partnership of two dynamic financial institutions Bank of the West and First Hawaiian Bank, BNP Paribas serves individuals and mid-market corporates in the western United States and Hawaii.
Global Corporate & Investment Banking
BNP Paribas North America relies on strong, established franchises in order to provide a full-service institutional corporate and investment banking approach, and to offer a broad range of advisory services and corporate finance capabilities to key industry sectors. As a fully registered NASD broker-dealer, BNP Paribas underwrites, trades, and markets a vast array of global and domestic fixed-income and equity products. The organization has a matrix structure that cuts across product and business lines to maximize business synergies and ensure capabilities.
Asset Management, Private Banking & Securities Services Operations in North America include the following businesses:
BNP Paribas Asset Management - BNP Paribas Investment Partners is the global brand name of the BNP Paribas Group's asset management entities, including the following U.S.-based investment managers: BNP Paribas Asset Management, Inc.; Fischer, Francis, Trees and Watts, Inc.; Fortis Investment Management USA, Inc.; FundQuest, Inc.; and Malbec Partners, Inc.
Private Banking (BNP Paribas Investment Services, LLC) headquartered in Miami, provides investment services to high net-worth individuals in Latin America and the Caribbean via global equity and fixed income markets, mutual funds, and other investment products as well as estate planning services and credit.
Securities Services is dedicated to supporting the world's leading international broker-dealers, corporate issuers, global custodians, insurance companies, investment managers and pension funds.
Retail Banking BNP Paribas' wholly owned subsidiary, BancWest, has an extensive and growing retail banking network throughout the Western and Midwestern U.S. In the U.S., BNP Paribas owns Bank of the West, one of the 25 largest banks in the United States, and First Hawaiian Bank, the leading bank in Hawaii. Through nearly 765 branches in 20 states, BancWest serves over 4 million households and businesses in 20 states, Guam and Saipan.