BNP Paribas is pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Roch as head of strategy and corporate development for Equities and Derivatives in the Americas.

Christian, a Managing Director, has been with BNP Paribas for more than 15 years. He has been a highly valued member of BNP Paribas senior management in North America since joining the New York office in 2004 as head of corporate development for the Americas. He will report to Todd Steinberg, head of equities and derivatives for the Americas.

Commenting, Todd Steinberg said "BNP Paribas' EQD business has enjoyed tremendous growth and success in recent years. Christian will work to further develop our business organically as well as identify potential external opportunities. I am confident that with his deep knowledge of the investment banking landscape in the Americas as well as his experience in the Group, his appointment will help take our business to the next level."

Christian joined Paribas in 1992 in the Asset Management organization division based in Paris, he later moved to the International Network Management area covering Europe. Prior to his move to New York, Christian spent five years at BNP Paribas Corporate Finance. He started his career in 1988 at ABN Amro as a sales analyst.

BNP Paribas was named 'Equity Derivatives House of the Year - 2007', 'Structured Products House of the Year - 2008' by Risk magazine, 'North American Structured Products House of the Year' by Structured Products Magazine and 'Best Equity Derivatives house in North America' by Global Finance magazine for 2007.

About Corporate and Investment Banking at BNP Paribas:

BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment banking division (CIB: 32.73, +0.38, +1.17%) has 15,000 employees, deployed in over 52 countries around the world. It operates in advisory and capital markets (Corporate Finance, Equities, Fixed Income) as well as in financing businesses (Energy, Commodities, Export and Project Finance and Structured Finance). CIB excels in three fundamental sectors in particular: Derivatives - it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives Capital markets - it is amongst the top ten Euro houses for both ECM and DCM (bond issues, securitization, convertibles and shares). Structured finance - it is amongst the world leaders for acquisition, export, project and commodity finance. For further information please visit our website at

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas ( 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 161,000 employees, including 125,000 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.

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