BNP Paribas is enhancing its Corporate and Investment Banking business in Finland by opening a branch office in Helsinki. This local presence will facilitate closer proximity to the bank’s existing and prospective clients in Finland and will significantly strengthen its capabilities across the Nordic Region.
As part of one of the largest European banks with international reach, the new branch will provide Finnish clients access to BNP Paribas’ full range of products and services including: strategic advisory, international capital markets, financing, risk management and transaction banking throughout BNP Paribas’ international network of 216 business centres.
Pierre de Fontenay, Head of Nordic Region, commented “The opening of the branch in Helsinki supports our ambition to be the preferred international banking partner for corporate and institutional clients in the Nordic region. They will benefit from BNP Paribas’ Corporate and Investment Banking expertise, demonstrated through our leading positions in Europe in cash management, loan syndications and debt & equity-linked capital markets.”
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas has a presence in 75 countries with more than 180,000 employees, including 140,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. 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 across Mediterranean basin countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia-Pacific.
About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to a wide range of clients including corporates, sovereigns, financial institutions and investors worldwide. Approximately 19,000 professionals in 45 countries provide clients with personalized services for managing their risks and assets, financing and expanding their business and servicing their operational needs.
BNP Paribas CIB excels in:
Corporate Banking - where it has leading franchises in Transaction Banking (trade finance, cash management) and in Specialized Financing (energy & commodities, transportation, export, project, leveraged, media telecom, corporate acquisition finance and real estate)
Derivatives - where it is one of the leading global players in interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, commodity and equity derivatives.
Advisory and Capital Markets - where it is a top European house in ECM and a global leader in DCM (bond, convertibles and equity issuance)