The key focus of our business & service is to do what’s right for our clients. We are proud to help local businesses expand in the region and globally, and to help international clients develop in Asia Pacific. That’s how we build long-term relationships.

ALM Treasury

Asset Liability Management (ALM) and Treasury has three responsibilities at the Group level:

  • Management of the Group’s liquidity position
  • Management of operational and structural foreign exchange risks
  • Management of balance-sheet interest rate risks.

ALM Treasury teams ensure that at any given moment, we will be able to honour our commitments to our clients and counterparts on the financial markets. They are responsible for ensuring that our other business lines have enough funding to meet their cash requirements. These transactions are made on different markets, in many currencies and for varying maturities. ALM Treasury handles both short term and long term funding.

Commodity Finance and Export Finance

Commodities, such as energy, agri products, metals and ores, are essential to economies. Our teams finance principally the trading of all kinds of commodities. Such financings could include, LC issuance, inventory financing, pre-export financing. Commodity Finance has over 100 professionals in Asia Pacific over three platforms, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Export Finance provides financing for the acquisition of capital goods in all sector of the economy (power, energy, infrastructure, mining…). Financing are typically long term, over 10 years door to door and guaranteed by Export Credit Agencies (ECAs). The Export finance team in APAC has over 20 professionals located in Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Jakarta, Hanoi and Mumbai.

Coverage

Coverage is a key component within CIB, and is responsible for having full knowledge of clients, originating deals and mobilizing the appropriate product specialists, and ensuring a business model designed to cross-sell the Banks products and services.

Credit Management

Reducing inefficiency and ensuring continuous improvement is a key aspect of satisfying both our internal and external clients. The Credit Management teams achieve this in four ways. They communicate credit risk analysis in a clear and concise manner; they coordinate the credit process; they manage portfolios of clients and forecasts key risk issues; they improve the credit process flow performance.

Global Markets

Operating globally, Global Markets builds sustainable, long term relationships with clients, addressing their investing, financing and hedging needs and providing them with risk management solutions. Our clients include corporations, institutional investors, banks, governments and supranational organizations. Global Markets’ activities involve rates, foreign exchange, local market coverage, credit, prime solutions and financing and derivatives.

Our Fixed Income teams integrate product and service teams across primary and secondary markets to offer comprehensive solutions that meet a diverse range of needs. Drawing on the skills of professionals in origination, sales, trading, structuring and research across interest rates, foreign exchange and credit, the business participates in economic development through origination, distribution and trading fixed income securities.

Our Global Equities & Commodity Derivatives teams combine the activities of Structured Equity, Flow & Financing and commodity derivatives, which brings together research, trading, structuring, and sales expertise across equities and commodities.

Investment Banking

Investment Banking Asia Pacific (IBA) has a team of more than 200 professionals across 9 countries within APAC.

It is an integrated platform with a dynamic set-up model including ;

  • Client Coverage → relationship management for key business groups offering Investment Banking potential
  • Sector Expertise → relationship management + product structuring across Bank’s clients/prospects within the sectors
  • Product Offering → solutions to all clients & prospects of the Bank

The above set-up enables the Bank to offer solutions across both Capital Markets & Advisory as well as Financing:

  • The Capital Markets and Advisory platform encompasses ECM, DCM, M&A Advisory and Strategic Hedging solutions
  • The Financing platform offers structured solutions (incl. advisory) across project financing, acquisition & leverage financing, media telecom financing
  • The Sector axis provides expertise in Real Estate, Energy & Natural Resources and Transportation industries offers integrated solutions – both Capital Markets & Advisory as well as Structured Financing which takes into account the specificities of these sectors.

Transaction Banking

This division offers integrated flow business solutions for our corporate and institutional clients. It gives them the services they need to run their businesses on a day-to-day basis. Our network is global, and it brings together Trade & Supply Chain Management, Cash Management, Corporate Deposits & Liquidity Management and Correspondent Banking to offer solutions that work for each client.

Securities Services

This division operates across the whole investment cycle, and delivers customised front-to-back office securities solutions for buy-side and sell-side financial institutions and issuers. Covering all asset classes – both onshore and offshore – across the globe, Securities Services has had a strong presence in Australia and New Zealand since 2002 , and in 2008 it opened offices in five new locations across Asia Pacific: Singapore, India, Hong Kong, China (Beijing) and Japan.

Asset Management

In Asia Pacific, our Asset Management division operates under the name of BNP Paribas Investment Partners, in 10 markets, and with a strong presence in China, India and Indonesia. It offers services and solutions to institutional and retail clients, including equity, fixed income and alternative asset classes to local and global investors. And because BNP Paribas Investment Partners is part of our global network, we can also provide opportunities to regional investors, putting them in contact with a greater range of possibilities worldwide.

Insurance

With its regional hub in Hong Kong, BNP Paribas Cardif provides protection and savings solutions for customers throughout the region.

We operate in seven countries: China, India, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, including five joint ventures.

Our protection offer covers individuals (health insurance, property & casualty insurance, involuntary unemployment, etc.) and also protects budgets, income and credit cards. Our savings solutions (unit-linked life insurance contracts, diversified asset contracts, capital protected products, etc.) let people grow their savings, plan for retirement, etc.

International Retail Banking

International Retail Banking is a major unit with 43,000 employees with 15 local banks and 2 strategic investments in four continents. The power of its global network is an important asset. With deep local roots, these banks provide individuals, small businesses and corporate clients with a complete range of banking and financial services. In Asia Pacific, Bank of Nanjing welcomed BNP Paribas in 2005 as its strategic partner.

Wealth Management

An international team of specialists dedicated to the creation, selection and monitoring of products and services to manage clients’ assets. Their work covers Wealth Planning, Investment and Financing Solutions. Our Wealth Management clients also benefit from all of BNP Paribas Group divisions, including real estate, art, philanthropy advisory, corporate and investment banking, insurance and asset management.

Compliance & Control

With close to 400 people across 40 countries globally, Compliance & Control protects the firm against breaches of the law, implements codes and procedures and promotes ethics. The division plays an advisory role and has the responsibility of providing frameworks to protect our assets and reputation around the world. It is up to date with regulatory frameworks in all territories, and is able to implement each one perfectly. It also instils a culture that underlines professional ethics so that all our teams across the business understand how to mitigate our risk.

Finance

Finance is responsible for accompanying the Business Lines and other Functions in their daily business activities and development plans by providing them with timely and high quality Financial and Performance Management reporting, Accounting and Financial Control functions, Legal Entity Governance and Tax Advice and Compliance services combined with pertinent value-added analyses.

Human Resources

The HR APAC team supports staff and managers across the region, providing a full range of advisory and transactional services in areas such as recruitment, career management, learning and development, reward and payroll.

Legal

The overall role of Legal is to provide legal advice and transactional and documentation support to management, business and functions across the entire range of BNP Paribas Group activities. In Asia Pacific, Legal is made up of specialists, general and country-specific counsel, documentation professionals and support staff.

Operations

Our people in Operations ensure that all processes from client on boarding, pre-trade to transactions and post trade are completed smoothly, accurately and on time. It means we can conduct our work regionally and globally, as well as support and enhance the performance of other divisions and integrate new acquisitions, business lines, products. This requires initiative and responsibility in managing projects, handling operational risk, adhering to regulations while managing large volumes of vanilla to complex transactions for multiple countries.

Risk

This is a global, integrated and independent function led by the Group’s Chief Risk Officer, who reports directly to the Group’s CEO. Covering all lines of business, Risk acts as an objective, second level of control that has no direct involvement in business stakes. As such, it can be viewed as the second pair of eyes that advises our Management on risk policy definition and ensures that any risks taken on align with our policies. It also reports on and alerts Management to the status of any risks which we are exposed to.

Technology

Information technology is vital to every part of our business and is behind every deal we make. With technology evolving so quickly, the possibilities for our business grow daily. It has the power to bring new products to the market, create new pricing models and give us a competitive advantage. By investing in technology, we help the firm stay ahead of the competition and make the changes and advances needed for progress. The Information Technology division develops, introduces and maintains cutting-edge applications solutions across the business. They apply their expertise to business problems and deliver high quality, practical solutions. This could mean developing new applications for the trading floor or the Back Office, coding new modelling strategies, setting up the infrastructure for a new office, or collaborating with other colleagues to develop tools to enhance how we measure risk.