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BNP Paribas Wealth Management awarded “Outstanding Private Bank in Europe” and recognised “Outstanding Global Private Bank” by Private Banker International

These awards rank BNP Paribas Wealth Management # 1 in Europe and # 2 equal worldwide.
Thus, the private banking industry recognizes our strong performance in 2012, emphasizing on our original private banking model integrated in a network along with our strong commitment to our clients.

Private Banker International is a leading journal for the global wealth industry, launched in 1987. The 22nd 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 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 capabilities to serve clients. Our strong collaborations within the BNP Paribas Group to offer tailored and effective solutions to our clients in Europe, and more broadly worldwide, is what makes us different and unique."

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

Private Banker International 2012
- Best Foreign Private Bank in Hong Kong

Euromoney Ranking 2012
- 7th “Best Global Private Bank”
- 3rd “Best Private Bank in Western Europe”
- 1st in France, Luxembourg, Ukraine
- 4th in Middle-East

Asiamoney Ranking 2012
- 4th “Best Private Bank in Asia” (segment HNWI >$25M).

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 €257 billion worth of assets under management (as at end June 2012).