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Archives 2019

  • Careers - 07.01.2019

    The banking jobs : Manager at BNP Paribas Consulting & Transformation

    Wilson Coteiro was one of the first people to join BNP Paribas Consulting & Transformation when it was created in 2014. Now he serves as the manager of this team, taking on challenges and innovations in a constantly bustling environment. Let’s dive into the heart of consulting at BNP Paribas.

  • Press release - 08.01.2019

    BNP Paribas Wealth Management presents its convictions for 2019: focus on 10 investment themes

    Good trend of economic growth and earnings, improvement in the stock market environment and easing political tensions underpin the 2019 investment themes selected by BNP Paribas Wealth Management strategists in the US, Europe and Asia to guide investors towards attractive opportunities. These themes – anticipating markets’ growth potential – are therefore oriented towards taking risk and mostly focus on equity markets. The first two, however, offer alternatives for investors with a more conservative risk profile. The 10 investment themes are articulated as follows: cautious strategies, themes dedicated to Asia, themes dedicated to equity markets and theme dedicated to currency diversification.

  • Group - 09.01.2019

    The cost of education: What financing solutions are available?

    Be it tuition, living costs, or studying abroad, education is becoming increasingly expensive in many countries. Today, banks can play a key role in empowering students to continue their education in the best conditions. BNP Paribas is committed to supporting young people through offers tailored to their individual career plans.

  • Economy - 11.01.2019

    7 days of Economics: US, The Powell put

  • Press release - 14.01.2019

    BNP Paribas announces new appointments in its Nordic division to support its growth ambitions

    BNP Paribas strengthens its position as a leading European bank in the Nordic region with senior appointments across its banking business

  • Group - 15.01.2019

    Intergenerational dialogue: Discover the testimony of Anne and Alexandre

    In 2017, BNP Paribas launched its first intergenerational network, called WeGenerations. Learn why, from Alexandre Belin, a consultant at BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB), who has been in the position for the past two years, and from Anne Kozlow, Head of Human Resources France at BNP Paribas Wealth Management, who has been with the Group for 13 years.

  • Economy - 16.01.2019

    Economy : The projections for 2019 by William De Vijlder, Head of Economic Research at BNP Paribas

    It’s the time of year again when economists issue their annual assessments—what are the highlights from the past 12 months? What do they mean? What trends lie on the horizon? William De Vijlder, Head of Economic Research for the BNP Paribas Group, looks back on 2018 and shares his forecast for 2019.

  • Innovation - 17.01.2019

    Meet BNP Paribas at the Paris Fintech Forum 2019

    Come and discover the latest trends in digital finance and Fintech at the 4th Paris Fintech Forum on 29 and 30 January 2019, at Palais Brongniart in Paris! With our experience as a partner for Fintechs, we shall be present throughout the forum to talk with participants.

  • CSR - 17.01.2019

    Climate change: BNP Paribas’s strategy recognized by ShareAction

    Combating climate change has become one of the major challenges of the 21st century. Mindful of the stakes of this effort, BNP Paribas has committed to promoting the energy transition and reducing carbon emissions. This commitment was recognized by the British NGO ShareAction, whose recent reports — Banking on a Low-Carbon Future (2017) and Getting to Green (2018) — rank the Group as the most active European bank in this area.

  • Careers - 18.01.2019

    The banking jobs : Head of Global IT Solutions and Services

    Yazid Allal is Head of Global IT Solutions and Services at BNP Paribas Group. In this capacity, he keeps a close eye on all the latest developments in new technologies. His ultimate goal is to help build the bank of tomorrow. Let’s learn more.

  • Economy - 18.01.2019

    7 days of Economics: Brexit, the cost of uncertainty

  • Economy - 21.01.2019

    Podcast "Macro Waves": 3 episodes to understand the challenges of globalization

    After looking at monetary policy and green finance, "Macro Waves", the podcast by BNP Paribas Economic Research, returns in January with a series of three podcast on globalization with William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Economic Research.

  • CSR - 21.01.2019

    Sustainable agriculture—an imperative for emerging markets

    Agriculture will need to overcome the major challenges of rising global demand for food (fueled by population growth and dietary changes) and climate change. The US National Academy of Sciences warns that climate change may trigger crop failures for one third of all fruits and vegetables. A more sustainable form of agriculture is part of the solution. BNP Paribas is one of the most committed private sector players in this area, notably working to support farms in India and Indonesia, to optimize their productivity and reduce their carbon footprint.

  • CSR - 22.01.2019

    “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”: BNP Paribas, 1st European bank in terms of sustainable development

    In 2019, BNP Paribas appears for the fifth year running on the list of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations”, published annually at the occasion of the World Economic Forum opening in Davos, by the Canadian magazine Corporate Knights.

  • Press release - 22.01.2019

    BNP Paribas Signs an Agreement with IBM Services to further deploy its Cloud Strategy

    In addition to its Private Cloud, BNP Paribas will now integrate the IBM Cloud solution, hosted in dedicated BNP Paribas data centres. This agreement will also enable the bank to strengthen its ability to subscribe to “As a Service” IT services through IBM Public Cloud solutions. This new step in BNP Paribas's cloud strategy will support the digitisation of the bank, offering customers the best services while ensuring the security and confidentiality of their data.

  • Careers - 24.01.2019

    The banking jobs : Branch Manager

    Digital, commercial, and management—it’s with these three words that Quentin Descouens summarizes his role as Branch Manager. As the head of the BNP Paribas branch in Meaux, Seine-et-Marne, he describes the new issues that branches face today, which are far removed from common misconceptions and stereotypes.

  • Group - 24.01.2019

    BNP Paribas, partner of Epic: philanthropy 4.0

    Founded in 2014, the non-profit start-up Epic works to protect children and young people around the world by combating the inequalities that plague them. Convinced that “giving must become the norm”, Chairman and Founder Alexandre Mars has drawn inspiration from his entrepreneurial background to reimagine philanthropy.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 25.01.2019

    #JazzPortraits: Anne Paceo, a globetrotting, bewitchingly poetic drummer

    Born in 1984, Anne Paceo, a globetrotting drummer and an eclectic, passionate composer, is leading an international career performing on every continent. The BNP Paribas Foundation first met the musician while she was preparing her record Yôkai and has backed her projects since 2015.

  • Economy - 25.01.2019

    7 days of Economics: When environmental, trade and social policies meet

  • Careers - 28.01.2019

    The banking jobs : Business Development Manager

    Hugues Thierry has worked as Business Development Manager for BNP Paribas in Mumbai, India, for nearly three years. Prior to this, he worked for 10 years in Taiwan and Singapore, where he held several positions with the Group. We sat down with him to talk about his career at BNP Paribas and his experience in Asia.

  • Economy - 29.01.2019

    What is fueling the boom in rental property investment?

    Demand for rental homes has surged across major cities in Europe, Asia and North America. In many cases, this often triggers a rise in rental property investment, like in France where the share of these investments has climbed 17.5% in two years. What factors are fueling this boom? Discover insights and information about property investment products with BNP Paribas.

  • Press release - 29.01.2019

    BNP Paribas maintains its leadership position among European banks for Large Corporate Banking and Cash Management

    BNP Paribas today announces that it has been ranked first place, according to the Greenwich Associates Study in European Top-Tier Large Corporate Banking and Cash Management.  This reaffirms the bank’s existing market-leading position across European in cash management and corporate banking.

  • Press release - 30.01.2019

    Last Secondary Offering of First Hawaiian Common Stock

    On 29 January 2019, First Hawaiian, Inc. (“FHI”) announced the launch of a new secondary offering of shares of its common stock (the “Secondary Offering”).

  • Careers - 31.01.2019

    BNP Paribas obtains 2019 Top Employers Europe certification

    For the sixth year in a row, BNP Paribas has received the Top Employers Europe label, with certification for 6 countries: Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Poland and Turkey.

  • Group - 01.02.2019

    BNP Paribas partners Synergie Solaire, the endowment fund for access to renewable energy

    Synergie Solaire, an endowment fund in the European renewable energy sector, has been deploying solutions for access to sustainable energy throughout the world with its partner NGOs since 2010.

  • Economy - 01.02.2019

    7 days of Economics: Fed turning a corner, but into which direction?

  • Group - 03.02.2019

    #PositiveBanking: a communication to assert our positive impact on our customers and society

    “Positive Banking” expresses the vision of BNP Paribas by combining our banking business in the broad sense, which is to offer our customers an increasingly efficient and tailored service, with our contribution to building a more balanced, sustainable world.

  • Careers - 04.02.2019

    The banking jobs : Legal Counsel

    From opening a new bank account and subscribing to an insurance policy or mobile plan, to signing up for a newsletter, you share personal data every time you take on a new service. As a result, protecting this data has emerged as one of today’s biggest challenges. Within the BNP Paribas Group, legal counsels such as Lorraine Morel help to put in place measures designed to protect customer data. Discover this fast-growing professional field.

  • Press release - 05.02.2019

    Apple Pay arrives for BNP Paribas and Hello bank! Customers in France

    From today, BNP Paribas and Hello bank! customers in France can now use Apple Pay, an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

  • Press release - 06.02.2019

    BNP Paribas Group: Results as at 31 December 2018

    The Board of Directors of BNP Paribas met on 5 February 2019. The meeting was chaired by Jean Lemierre and the Board examined the Group’s results for the fourth quarter and endorsed the 2018 financial statements.

  • Group - 06.02.2019

    BNP Paribas Aqua, a fund dedicated to the water industry

    Water is an increasingly rare and precious resource. Water purification, access to drinking water, climate change and its consequences are some of the major challenges the water industry is now facing. To support the industry, the Group launched a dedicated fund in 2008 called BNP Paribas Aqua, which invests in shares of international companies whose activity is related to water treatment: water infrastructure, treatment and purification, municipal services, etc. Learn more below.

  • Economy - 08.02.2019

    7 days of Economics: Eurozone, what does weakening sentiment tell us about growth?

  • Careers - 11.02.2019

    The banking jobs : Compliance Officer and Head of AML Division

    Anton Razumnyi, Compliance Officer and Head of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) division at UKRSIBBANK in Kiev, Ukraine, has been with the bank for 20 years. In this article, we hear about his career path through different functions at the bank, and how his breadth of experience helps him in his current role.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 11.02.2019

    The Jazz à l’Etage Festival is turning 10!

    The Jazz à l’Etage Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Saint-Malo and the Rennes metropolitan area from February 9th to March 9th. Its ambitious program combines young talent and well-known musicians.

  • Tennis - 12.02.2019

    Participate in the 2nd edition of Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas

    On 12th of February 2019, Roland Garros, BNP Paribas and BIGBEN are delighted to announce the second edition of the Roland-Garros eSeries by BNP Paribas, an e-sport competition played on the Tennis World Tour video game, which will crown this year’s world tennis gaming champion.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 13.02.2019

    Portrait of Jann Gallois, bold choregrapher

    The choreographer Jann Gallois, supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation, will perform Compact and Diagnostic F20.9 at Chaillot-Théâtre national de la Danse from 19 to 22 February.

  • Economy - 15.02.2019

    7 days of Economics: Foreign versus domestic drivers of weaker sentiment

  • Press release - 15.02.2019

    Notification by the ECB of the 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP)

    BNP Paribas has received the notification by the European Central Bank of the outcome of the 2018 Supervisory Review and Evaluation Process (SREP) confirming the Common Equity Tier 1 (CET1) requirement that the Group has to respect on a consolidated basis.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 18.02.2019

    Corporate philanthropy & Scientific research: The BNP Paribas Foundation launches a new call for projects on climate and biodiversity

    On Monday, February 11th 2019, the BNP Paribas Foundation launched a new call for projects to improve knowledge about the interactions between climate and biodiversity, and their heavy consequences on human societies. With a 6 million euros budget, the Climate & Biodiversity Initiative program will support 6 to 8 scientific research projects from 2020 to 2022.

  • Economy - 19.02.2019

    Money creation: how does it work?

    With the European Central Bank (ECB) recently unveiling its new €100 and €200 banknotes, we decided to take a closer look at how bills are printed, as well as the larger concept of ‘money creation’. What does this term mean? What role do the ECB and commercial banks play in this process? We sought answers from Laurent Quignon, head of the Banking Economics team at BNP Paribas.

  • Careers - 20.02.2019

    The banking jobs : Intelligent Automation Engineer

    Michele Kidane Mariam is an Intelligent Automation Engineer at BNL in Rome. Here, he tells us about data-driven development processes, the power of today’s computational technology, and much more.

  • Press release - 21.02.2019

    2019 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report: The entrepreneurial journey and its impact on private wealth

    The 5th edition of the BNP Paribas Wealth Management Global Entrepreneur Report unveils the different stages of maturity of the business lifecycle of the Elite Entrepreneurs and the need for family governance.

  • Press release - 21.02.2019

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions & 3 Step IT join forces to offer more sustainable technology lifecycle management throughout Europe

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT announce they have agreed to create a European strategic alliance. It will provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions. This alliance will be effective in the 20* European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT". Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  • Economy - 22.02.2019

    7 days of Economics: European Union, China exposure and export sentiment

  • Innovation - 27.02.2019

    A look back over the Paris Fintech Forum 2019

    On 29 and 30 January, BNP Paribas, as Platinum partner, attended the Paris Fintech Forum organised at the Palais Brongniart. The fourth edition of the event attracted 2,700 visitors from 75 different countries, while the BNP Paribas lounge attracted more than 1,000 visitors. We take a look back on the two days of sharing and discussion about digital finance.

  • Press release - 01.03.2019

    Sale of SBI Life shares by BNP Paribas Group

    Sale of SBI Life shares by BNP Paribas Group BNP Paribas announces the sale on the Bombay Stock Exchange of 9.23% of SBI Life capital by its insurance subsidiary BNP Paribas Cardif on 1 March 2019.  BNP Paribas Cardif sold on the market 92.25 million shares of SBI Life, of which 90 million have been acquired by an affiliate entity of The Carlyle Group.   It is expected that this transaction will generate a capital gain after tax of more than 450 million euros in BNP Paribas Group first quarter 2019 results and will have a positive impact on the Group CET1 ratio of close to 5bp as at 31 March 2019 (after applying a dividend pay-out ratio of 50%).  Following this transaction, BNP Paribas Cardif will hold a stake of 12.77% in SBI Life capital.

  • Economy - 01.03.2019

    7 days of Economics: Sentiment measures offer mixed picture

  • Group - 04.03.2019

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT offer a full range of services

    BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and 3 Step IT have announced the creation of an European strategic alliance. It will provide complete, sustainable, technology lifecycle management solutions internationally. This service offer, deeply rooted in the circular economy, will meet organisations’ demands for more flexible and sustainable product as a service solutions. This alliance will be effective in the 20 European countries where each of the partners operates, as part of a partnership developed under the name “BNP Paribas 3 Step IT”. Within the partnership, a joint venture operation will trade in 11 countries, starting in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

  • Entrepreneurship - 05.03.2019

    Women Entrepreneurs—Strength in Networks

    In May 2018, the Women Initiative Foundation—in partnership with BNP Paribas Wealth Management and with support from CEDE – ESSEC—published a study on entrepreneurship and gender stereotypes in Europe. Its goal was to measure diversity in entrepreneurship and learn more about the obstacles facing women entrepreneurs. Results and analysis below.

  • Economy - 06.03.2019

    Events that will impact the economy in 2019

    Brexit, European elections, the US primaries... 2019 promises to be geopolitically intense and uncertain. How will these events impact the global economy? William De Vijlder, Group Chief Economist of BNP Paribas, shares his analysis.

  • CSR - 07.03.2019

    BNP Paribas announces the launch of three new Social Impact Bonds in France

    On March 7th 2019, the Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition will celebrate the launch of three new French Social Impact Bonds, structured by BNP Paribas: Wimoov, Article 1 and La Cravate Solidaire.

  • Entrepreneurship - 07.03.2019

    From financing to other types of backing, how banks support startups

    Keenly aware of the innovative capacity of startups and their development potential, banks work closely with them – like BNP Paribas does, collaborating with 3,000 young innovative companies. What form does this cooperation take in practice?

  • Group - 08.03.2019

    UN Women and BNP Paribas launch a programme to promote women’s economic empowerment in northern Senegal

    On 8 March 2019, UN Women and BNP Paribas signed a partnership to develop climate-resilient agriculture and women’s entrepreneurship in Northern Senegal, called PAFADD (Projet d’Appui aux Femmes dans l’Agriculture et le Développement Durable, or "project to support women in agriculture and sustainable development").

  • CSR - 12.03.2019

    Green bonds - the reasons for their success

    Since the first Climate Awareness Bond was issued in 2007, green bonds have enjoyed staggering success. As the fight against climate change increases, BNP Paribas has become a leader in this fast developing market. Watch our video for details from our expert, Neven Graillat.

  • Corporate philanthropy - 13.03.2019

    One Planet Fellowship—When women inspire the Bill & Melinda Gates and BNP Paribas Foundations

    Africa is a continent that is especially vulnerable to climate change, with its agriculture and food supply particularly at risk. The consequences of this will impact women the most, as they form the backbone of the continent’s agricultural sector and produce as much as 80% of its food. In addition, Africa lacks the robust scientific data needed for governments and local stakeholders to develop adaptive measures.

  • Press release - 14.03.2019

    BNP Paribas reinforces its commitment to tennis and its support of young generations through training programmes with John and Patrick McEnroe in the US and with Yannick Noah in France

    In May 2018, BNP Paribas launched the ‘BNP Paribas Young Talent Team’ initiative, mentored by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and in association with the French Tennis Federation, to give the most deserving and promising young talent the best possible chance of reaching the highest levels of the sport. This support for the younger generations in tennis is taking on a new international dimension in 2019 with the launch of a team of young US players, the ‘BNP Paribas Mac 1 Team’, who will be coached in New York by John and Patrick McEnroe. BNP Paribas is also setting up a team of young talent within Yannick Noah’s charity organization ‘Fête le Mur’ for younger players.   Through these 3 initiatives, BNP Paribas will support the training of 50 young tennis hopefuls in 2019.

  • Tennis - 15.03.2019

    BNP Paribas extends its support for the next generation of tennis players

    In 2018, BNP Paribas launched an initiative to help create the next generation of top-level tennis players. A total of 50 promising young players, aged between 5 and 18, are involved in the various support programmes created by BNP Paribas in France and the United States.

  • Entrepreneurship - 15.03.2019

    How to properly structure a Social Impact Bond: challenges and opportunities

    On the occasion of the Barometer of Social Entrepreneurship 2019's publication, published by Convergences, Maha Keramane, Head of Social Entrepreneurship and Microfinance Europe at BNP Paribas and Emmanuelle Davy, Social Entrepreneurship Project Manager explain the stakes and the impacts of the Social Impact Bond .

  • Economy - 15.03.2019

    7 days of Economics: China, towards a stabilisation of growth? Not yet

  • Corporate philanthropy - 18.03.2019

    Portrait of Kaori Ito: inviting intimacy on stage

    Kaori Ito is a Japanese dancer and choreographer supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation since 2015 who has worked with the greatest choreographers of her generation. Based in France since the early 2000s, she has performed with many ballet companies worldwide. From 21 to 24 March 2019, she will share the stage at the CENTQUATRE Paris with actor and dancer Miraï Moriyama.

  • Press release - 18.03.2019

    Insurer BNP Paribas Cardif sets target of 3.5 billion euros in green investments by end 2020

    The company is strengthening the socially responsible investment strategy initiated in 2008, taking new measures to support the energy transition and reduce ecological footprints.