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Post-NAB Asset Servicing, BNP Paribas expects ‘much more intense competition’

The chief of BNP Paribas’ local securities services division expects that the period of heated competition that followed the exit of NAB Asset Servicing will continue, with custody banks leveraging their offshore footprints and private markets capabilities in the fight for new business.

Lachlan Maddock | 24th May 2024 | More
How BNP rides the private assets boom

Surging interest in the private markets from asset owners and managers requires heavy investment in tech and teams for the custodians that service them, and is set to keep back-offices busy for a while yet.

David Chaplin | 15th May 2024 | More
BNP notches more wins from NAS

BNP Paribas’ securities services division has done well for itself in the NAB Asset Servicing feeding frenzy, adding a fistful of managers and insurers to its platform in addition to its big Insignia Financial win.

Lachlan Maddock | 1st Mar 2024 | More
  • BNP Paribas takes all at Insignia Financial

    BNP Paribas’ securities services division has had a big win after being brought in to keep the preferred candidate honest on price during the tender process for MLC.

    Lachlan Maddock | 22nd Nov 2023 | More
    Sighs of relief with BNP Paribas appointment

    BNP Paribas Securities Services has gone with local knowledge and experience for the new head of its Australia and New Zealand business, appointing a 24-year State Street veteran to the role.

    Greg Bright | 14th Sep 2022 | More
    Why Manny and Gail Pohl helped restore a masterpiece

    The founder of Hyperion Asset Management and ECP has in recent years focused his philanthropic efforts on restoring master works from ages past.

    Lachlan Maddock | 6th May 2022 | More
  • HSBC recruits for major move on custody

    HSBC has recruited a State Street custody veteran as part of a long-planned expansion of its own business. Sinclair Scholfield has been appointed head of sales and client management for HSBC’s Securities Services business in Australia and New Zealand. Scholfield spent the last 18 years at State Street, where he was most recently head of…

    Lachlan Maddock | 2nd Mar 2022 | More
    New-look Citi ready for top-tier competition

    On the first weekend of December, Citi Securities Services went live on the last of 26 former RBC Treasury & Investor Services clients, putting an exclamation point behind one of the biggest and most complex of backoffice transitions. The RBC clients, predominantly fund managers and wealth platforms, are adding about $100 billion in assets under…

    Greg Bright | 10th Dec 2021 | More
  • Big departures in custody world

    BNP Paribas is to lose its head of securities services for Australia and New Zealand and State Street is losing three senior executives in unrelated developments which emerged last week. David Braga, the chief executive of BNP Paribas Securities Services, Australasia, has resigned and will leave the organisation at Christmas. He is currently continuing at…

    Greg Bright | 3rd Dec 2021 | More
    Data dearth bites ESG investors

    While ESG is on the radar of most Australian institutional investors, none of them believe it’s currently necessary to what they do. While that’s starting to change, a lack of hard data stands in the way. Currently, none of the Australian institutional investors surveyed by BNP Paribas for its Global ESG Survey believe that ESG…

    Lachlan Maddock | 17th Sep 2021 | More