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BNP Paribas Wealth Management awarded “Outstanding Private Bank in Europe in 2013” by Private Banker International

This award ranks BNP Paribas Wealth Management # 1 in Europe for the second consecutive year. In addition, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has also been recognised as highly commended finalists in three other categories: Outstanding Private Bank North Asia, Outstanding Philanthropy Offering and Outstanding Wealth Manager - Customer Relationship Service and Engagement.

Thus, the private banking industry recognizes our strong performance in 2013, emphasizing on our original private banking model offering a broad range of solutions along with our strong commitment to our clients.

Private Banker International is a leading journal for the global wealth industry, launched in 1987. The 23rd edition of the award is organized by VRL Financial News, a global brand renowned for innovative, independent thinking in financial services and professional services markets. The jury's panel is made of Private Banker International's advisory board, independent specialists in wealth management and the editorial staff. The awards are based on a rigorous selection process which starts with nominations from industry professionals. Nominees are then shortlisted and submitted to a panel of judges who decide the finalists in each award category and the overall winner. The award gauges the participating banks by their quality and depth of service.

Vincent Lecomte and Sofia Merlo, Co-CEO of BNP Paribas Wealth Management, commented on the results, "These recognitions affirm our team's capabilities to serve clients in the three main regions: Europe, Asia and the US. It also reflects our expertise especially in philanthropy advice".

This award adds to BNP Paribas Wealth Management's prestigious industry recognitions:

Private Banker International 2013
Best Foreign Private Bank in Hong Kong

PWM / The Banker awards 2012
Best Private Bank for Philanthropy Services
Best Private Bank in France

Asian Private Banker awards 2012
Best Private Bank for Alternative Investments Services

World Finance 2013
Best Private Bank in Western United States

Asiamoney Private Banking Poll 2013
#3 Best global Private Banks in Asia as voted by HNWIs with US$25m+ AUM
#1 Best Private Bank in China as voted by HNWIs with US$1-25m AUM
#2 Best Private Bank in India as voted by HNWIs with US$5-25m AUM
#2 Best Private Bank in Singapore as voted by HNWIs with US$25m+ AUM

About BNP Paribas Wealth Management (
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is the world's 7th largest private bank, present in some 30 countries. Over 6,000 professionals, based in every major financial centre, provide a private investor clientele with solutions for optimising and managing their assets. The bank has €272 billion worth of assets under management (as at end June 2013).