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Exane BNP Paribas awarded #1 ranking for Pan-European Equity Research in the Extel survey

BNP Paribas and Exane BNP Paribas today announced Exane BNP Paribas has been named as the Leading Pan-European Brokerage Firm for Equity Research in the Extel 2017 survey.

Exane BNP Paribas was ranked as the #1 Pan-European Equities House, #1 for Equities Sector Research and #1 for Pan-European Sales.

In total Exane BNP Paribas’ Equity Sectors were ranked #1 in 15 sectors and within the Top 3 across 25 sectors

Extel is the leading survey for the Pan-European investment community. It features votes of over 20,000 individual voters across the buyside, sell-side and corporate communities and more than 1 million votes overall.

Yann Gérardin, Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking at BNP Paribas commented: “A Number 1 ranking in Equity Research and Equity Sales is a huge achievement which demonstrates the success of the long-term partnership between Exane and BNP Paribas. This award is a strong recognition of the hard work of the Exane BNP Paribas team. When we align the competencies of our ECM, Equity Derivatives and Cash Equities franchises, it confirms we are well placed to deliver on our ambition to be Europe’s top Equity franchise.”

Vincent Rouvière, Head of Equities at Exane BNP Paribas added: “Our industry is cyclical, but our clients rightly expect a consistently high level of service. With the support of BNP Paribas, we have invested in our people and our platform, focusing on experienced and high achieving professionals. This consistent, targeted and profitable investment across multiple cycles has helped us build to our #1 position in Extel. This represents an incredible achievement given the competitive nature of our industry and our positioning outside the top 10 a decade ago”.

Ben Spruntulis, Head of Research at Exane BNP Paribas noted: “Our success in this years’ Extel survey has been years in the making.  It is the result of the hard work and dedication from the top group of professionals we have assembled. Our team is the very best in European equities. MiFID2 will fundamentally change the way equity advisory services are priced, delivered and consumed. We believe that top people, quality product and great service will be more important than ever. We believe Extel 2017 reflects this. – and we are committed to make further improvements to our franchise.”

Exane BNP Paribas, one of Europe’s leading and fastest-growing equities businesses, is a joint venture partnership between independent investment company Exane and BNP Paribas, a leading European bank with a global reach.

About BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. 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 in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals, and operates across EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa), APAC (Asia Pacific) and the Americas. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialized Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five House worldwide. BNP Paribas CIB strives to service the global economy by providing solutions to its clients in financing (ECM, DCM, specialized financing), flow banking (trade finance and cash management), financial advisory (M&A, project finance), global markets (interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equity derivatives), risk management, and securities services.

About Exane BNP Paribas

Exane BNP Paribas is one of Europe’s leading and fastest-growing equities businesses. Exane BNP Paribas is widely recognised in the cash equity industry, ranking 1st for sector research in the most recent Extel Survey, recognised as a “Quality Leader” by Greenwich Associates and awarded in The Trade’s recent Algorithmic Trading Awards. Exane BNP Paribas offers a high quality execution platform with full electronic trading capability combined with research product renowned for depth and quality and experienced, well-ranked Sales and Specialist Sales teams.