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BNP Paribas Securities Services globalises its broker-dealer tri-party settlement agency solution

BNP Paribas Securities Services, already a major provider of tri-party settlement agency from United Kingdom, is now offering tri-party settlement for over 100 markets from its Paris based office. Tri-party settlement agency enables BNP Paribas Securities Services' customers to outsource their full post-trade processes by giving up their executed agency transactions to BNP Paribas Securities Services.
This solution gives brokers access to BNP Paribas Securities Services' strong clearing and settlement platforms.

Philippe Ruault, Head of product management, clearing settlement and custody, explains that "BNP Paribas Securities Services is keen to expand its tri-party settlement agency capability to new locations, close to clients and their legal environment, while leveraging global platforms and expertise.”

About BNP Paribas Securities Services
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group, delivering flexibility and commitment, backed by the strength of a leading universal bank.
Operating across the investment cycle, we provide post-trade administration solutions to buy-side and sell-side financial institutions and issuers. The Bank has a local presence across 32 countries and global coverage of over 100 markets, offering a one-stop shop for all asset classes, both onshore and offshore, across the globe.
With USD 5453 billion assets under custody, USD 920 billion assets under administration and over 6,000 funds administered*, BNP Paribas Securities Services is Europe's leading securities services provider and number 5 worldwide.
* as at 30 June 2010

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the six strongest banks in the world* and the largest bank in the eurozone by deposits. With a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including 160,000 in Europe, BNP Paribas is a leading European provider of financial services on a worldwide scale. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Retail Banking, the Group has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the United States. BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending in Europe. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.
* Rated AA by Standard & Poor's i.e. 3rd rating level on a scale of 22.