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BNP Paribas comes top of the awards for French Primary Dealers for the fourth year in a row

This outstanding result is the fruit of the constant work of BNP Paribas Fixed Income teams. It is supported up by the annual survey carried out late 2006, commissioned by Agence France Trésor*. In all fixed income products, BNP Paribas is the leading counterparty of investors surveyed.

Commenting on this result, Frédéric Janbon, Global Head of Fixed Income for BNP Paribas, said: “The quality of our research, advice and execution is essential for constantly improving the service we seek to offer our clients, both investors and issuers. This "Smart Trading/Smart Sales/Smart Research" strategy gave us critical mass in flow products and enables us to meet the increasingly sophisticated needs of our clients. We are also at the cutting edge in inflation products (e.g. indexed bonds and swaps) or exotic derivatives in Europe and Asia of-course, but also in America”

*see AFT press release of 19/12/06 (

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is a European leader in banking and financial services, and ranks among the world's top 15 banks by market capitalization and total assets. It has more than 140 000 employees, 110 000 of whom are based in Europe. The group occupies leading positions in three significant fields of activity: Corporate and Investment Banking, Asset Management & Services and Retail Banking. It is present in 85 countries and has a strong presence in all the key financial centres. Present throughout Europe, in all its business lines, France and Italy are its two domestic markets in retail banking. BNP Paribas enjoys a significant and growing presence in the United States and leading positions in Asia and in emerging markets.