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Bnp Paribas

  1. 1. BNP Paribas From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search BNP Paribas Type Public (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665) Founded 23 May 2000 Headquarters Boulevard des Italiens, Paris, France Baudouin Prot (CEO), Michel Pébereau Key people (Chairman of the board) Industry Financial services Retail, corporate and investment banking; Products asset management Revenue €104.259 billion (2007)[1] Profit €7.936 billion (2007)[1] Total assets €1.835 trillion (2007)[1] Employees 162,687 (2007)[1] Website
  2. 2. BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665) is one of the main banks in Europe. It was created on 23 May 2000 through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas. Together with Société Générale and Crédit Lyonnais (now known as LCL), it is one of the quot;three oldquot; banks of France. It is a constituent of the CAC 40 index. On 9 August 2007, BNP Paribas announced that it could not fairly value the underlying assets in three funds as a result of exposure to U.S. subprime mortgage lending markets.[2] Faced with potentially massive (though unquantifiable) exposure, the European Central Bank (ECB) immediately stepped in to ease market worries by opening lines of €96.8 billion (then US$130 billion) in low-interest credit.[3] The long term debt of the group is currently ranked AA+ by S&P, Aa1 by Moody's and AA by Fitch.[4] Contents 1 History 2 Activity o 2.1 Profile 3 Events in 2005 o 3.1 Major shareholders o 3.2 Subsidiaries 4 Notable current and former employees o 4.1 Business o 4.2 Politics and public service o 4.3 Other 5 See also 6 References 7 External links [edit] History In 1869, a group of bankers and investors including Adrien Delahante, Edmond Joubert and Henri Cernuschi founded the Banque de Paris, with its headquarters near the Opera at 3 rue d'Antin, Paris. Jonathan-Raphaël Bisschoffsheim and his brother founded the Nederlandsche Credit en Deposito Bank (NCDB) or Banque de Crédit et de Dépôt des Pays-Bas[5] After the end of World War II, the French State decided to quot;put banks and credit to work for national reconstructionquot;. René Pleven, then Minister of Finance, launched a massive reorganization of the banking industry. A law passed on 2 December 1945 redefined the regulatory framework governing the industry and decreed the nationalization of the Banque de France and the four leading French retail banks: BNCI, CNEP, Crédit Lyonnais and Société Générale. It went into effect on 1 January 1946.
  3. 3. Shares in these companies were transferred to the French State, which assumed complete ownership of the financial institutions. The boards of directors were dissolved and twelve new directors were appointed at each bank. BNCI and CNEP were merged in 1966 to form BNP. BNP was privatised in 1993. Originally the Compagnie Financière de Paris et des Pays-Bas (Finance Corporation of Paris and the Netherlands), the Compagnie Financière de Paribas became simply Paribas in 1998 after acquiring the Compagnie Bancaire. Claude de Kemoularia was an important executive in the bank in the 1960s and 1970s. In 1999, BNP and Société Générale fought a complex battle on the stock market, with Société Générale bidding for Paribas and BNP bidding for Société Générale and counter-bidding for Paribas. BNP's bid for Société Générale failed, while its bid for Paribas succeeded leading to a merger of BNP and Paribas one year later on 22 May 2000. On 6 October 2008, BNP took over 75% of troubled bank Fortis' activities in Belgium, and 66% in Luxembourg, in exchange for the Belgian government becoming the new group's major shareholder. The sales of the Fortis shares was suspended by a court order from the Court of Appeal on Friday the 12th of December[6][7] On 14 December 2008, BNP announced it could lose €350 million as a victim of the Madoff fraud.[8] In the end of January, the Belgian government and BNP negociated for only a 75% partnership in Fortis Bank Belgium. Fortis Insurance Belgium would be reintegrated in Fortis Holding. On 11 February, Fortis' shareholders decided that Fortis Bank Belgium and Fortis Insurance Belgium does not become property of BNPparibas. Nowadays, Fortis Holing only consists of Insurances all over Europe and Asia. Fortis Bank Belgium & Netherlands is in the hands of the national government. [edit] Activity [edit] Profile BNP Paribas is the largest bank in the Eurozone by total assets and second largest by market capitalization according to The Banker magazine. It employs 162,700 people, of which 80,000 work in Europe, and maintains a presence in 87 countries. The bank is active in the finance, investment and asset management markets. In France, BNP Paribas is active in retail banking with 2,200 branches and over 3,200 ATM machines. In Paris alone the Bank has 187 agencies. [9]BNP Paribas serves over 6 million French households and 60,000 corporate customers.
  4. 4. In the United States, BNP Paribas owns Bank of the West. It also has investment banking capabilities via its BancWest subsidiary. In particular, it is strong in equity derivatives, structured products and project finance. In addition, BNP Paribas maintains a strong middle market merchant banking group. This group focuses on providing leveraged acquisition finance to private equity sponsored leveraged buyouts, both through senior secured syndicated loans, high yield bond offerings, equity co-investment, and mezzanine financing. BNP Paribas is a member of the Global ATM Alliance, a joint venture of several major international banks that allows customers of the banks to use their ATM card or check card at another bank within the Global ATM Alliance with no fees when traveling internationally. Other participating banks are Barclays (United Kingdom), Bank of America (United States), China Construction Bank (China), Deutsche Bank (Germany), Santander Serfin (Mexico), Scotiabank (Canada) and Westpac (Australia and New Zealand).[10] On 11 June 2008, BNP Paribas formally signed the final terms of an agreement to purchase the Prime Brokerage Services division of Banc of America Securities. The sale is widely believed to be completed by the end of the 3rd Quarter, 2008. [edit] Events in 2005 On 23 September 2005, BNP Paribas was set to take a 20 percent stake in China's Nanjing City Commercial Bank, a Chinese official and state press reports said. quot;BNP is going to sign a deal with us to buy a stake next month,quot; an official from Nanjing City Commercial told AFP. The Shanghai-based Oriental Morning Post said BNP would pay up to US$100 million, although the bank official said the figure was incorrect. He declined to give further details. The French newspaper La Tribune reported in August 2005 that BNP Paribas had talked to four Chinese commercial banks—Ningbo, Wuxi, Nanjing and Suzhou—and was prepared to invest US$50– 100 million. quot;We've talked to different financial institutions, but only BNP showed its good faith. It was not easy for us to reach an agreement,quot; the Nanjing City Commercial Bank official said. BNP Paribas refused to comment. The International Financial Corporation, the investment arm of the World Bank, already owns 15 percent of Nanjing City Commercial Bank, which has regulatory approval to list on the country's domestic stock markets. [edit] Major shareholders AXA insurance company Customers Employees General Mediterranean Holdings [edit] Subsidiaries Arval Artegy Atisreal BancWest (Bank of the West & First Hawaiian Bank)
  5. 5. Banque de Bretagne BMCI BNP Paribas Arbitrage BNP Paribas Asset Management BNP Paribas Hong Kong BNP Paribas Lease Group BNP Paribas Securities Services bci mer rouge djibouti Cardif Pinnacle CETELEM CortalConsors FundQuest BNL (Banca Nazionale del Lavoro) Geojit (Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd.) L'Atelier CIB TEB (Turk Ekonomi Bankasi) Cardif Creation Consumer Finance [11] Lafayette Services [12] [edit] Notable current and former employees [edit] Business Boris Adlam - British financier Nassim Taleb - practitioner of financial mathematics [edit] Politics and public service Louis Alphonse of Bourbon, Duke of Anjou - considered by royalists as the head of the French Royal House. Jacques de Larosière - managing director of the International Monetary Fund (1978-87); Governor of the Banque de France (1987-93) Lorenz of Habsburg, Archduke of Austria-Este [edit] Other David McWilliams - economist Georges Chodron de Courcel - Managing Director, from the family of Mrs. Bernadette Chirac [edit] See also List of French companies
  6. 6. List of banks Primary dealers European Financial Services Roundtable Angolagate [edit] References 1. ^ a b c d quot;Annual Report 2007quot; (PDF). BNP Paribas. reports/documents/registration-document-2007.pdf. Retrieved on 2008-06-16. 2. ^ quot;BNP Paribas Investment Partners temporally suspends the calculation of the Net Asset Value of the following funds: Parvest Dynamic ABS, BNP Paribas ABS EURIBOR and BNP Paribas ABS EONIAquot;, BNP Paribas, 9 August 2007 3. ^ quot;Big French Bank Suspends Fundsquot;, New York Times, 9 August 2007 4. ^ Fitch ratings 5. ^ La Banque de Crédit et de Dépôt des Pays-Bas 6. ^ fortis-en-belgique-et-au-luxembourg_1103272_1101386.html 7. ^ crisis/article/detail/551195/2008/12/14/Aandeel-Fortis-blijft-geschorst.dhtml 8. ^ pourrait-perdre-350-millions-d-euros_1131107_1101386.html 9. ^ Photo Gallery of the BNP Paribas Agencies in Paris 10. ^ quot;Five big banks form Global ATM Alliancequot;, 9 January 2002. Accessed 22 June 2007. 11. ^ 12. ^ [edit] External links BNP Paribas' website Companies portal Links to related articles v•d•e CAC 40 companies of France Accor · Air France-KLM · Air Liquide · Alcatel-Lucent · Alstom · Arcelor Mittal · AXA · BNP Paribas · Bouygues · Capgemini · Carrefour · Crédit Agricole · Dexia · EADS · EDF · Essilor · France Télécom · GDF Suez · Groupe Danone · L'Oréal · Lafarge · Lagardère · LVMH · Michelin · Pernod Ricard · PSA Peugeot Citroën · PPR · Renault · Saint-Gobain · Sanofi- Aventis · Schneider Electric · Société Générale · STMicroelectronics · Suez Environnement · Total · Unibail-Rodamco · Vallourec · Veolia Environnement · VINCI · Vivendi v•d•e Major investment banks
  7. 7. ABN Amro · Banc of America Securities · Bank of Montreal · Barclays Capital · The Blackstone Group · BNP Paribas · CIBC World Markets · Citigroup · CLSA · Credit Suisse · Deutsche Bank · Dresdner Kleinwort · Goldman Sachs · Houlihan Lokey · HSBC · JPMorgan Chase · ING Bank · KBC Bank · Lazard · Macquarie Group · Merrill Lynch · Mizuho Corporate Bank · Morgan Stanley · N M Rothschild & Sons · Nomura Securities · Oppenheimer & Co. · Piper Jaffray · Royal Bank of Scotland · RBC Capital Markets · Société Générale · Stifel Nicolaus · UBS · Wachovia v•d•e Major insurance and reinsurance companies Allianz · PICC · Generali · BNP Paribas · AIG · ING · Zurich Financial General Insurers Services · Mapfre · Aegon · CNP Assurances · IF P&C Insurance · Swiss Life · Fortis AXA · Aviva · China Life · Swiss Life · Legal & General · Old Mutual · Life Insurers Prudential · Standard Life · Scottish Widows Reinsurers Hannover Re · Munich Re · Swiss Re · General Re Retrieved from quot;; Categories: Companies listed on the Euronext exchanges | Companies listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange | CAC 40 companies | BNP Paribas | Banks of France | Investment banks | Primary dealers Hidden category: Portal:Companies/Total Views Article Discussion Edit this page History Watch Personal tools Gurugulab My talk My preferences My watchlist My contributions Log out Navigation Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article
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