Transfer agent and fund distribution services

Securities Services

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Discover our local fund expertise and dedicated suite of services

In today’s competitive environment, asset managers have reinforced their fund distribution in their domestic markets and diversified their clients base in new markets. Your business needs to grow in a complex, multi-jurisdictional environment marked by stringent regulations, pressure on costs, and increased distribution monitoring and data needs.

At BNP Paribas, Distribution Services and Transfer Agency are an important component of our suite of services for institutional investors. We continuously invest to support our clients’ business growth, not only with a domestic perspective but with a focus on cross-border distribution.

Cross-border fund distribution services and multi-local transfer agent services

Fund distributors are looking for more efficient and innovative methods to sell funds across different markets.

We understand that our asset manager clients are looking at new areas of growth and encountering difficulties in entering new markets without a physical presence. Fund distributors need significant operational resources and expertise to follow different market practices in all of the countries in which their funds are domiciled.

With a range of services and a partnership approach, we support your international ambitions through our multi-local fund distribution services to increase your investor base and help you make the most of growth opportunities across the globe.

With our on-the-ground presence and expertise, our extensive global network and proximity to all industry players across regions, we can help you succeed in your international sales strategy and access new markets.

Leverage a transfer agent specialist to drive efficiencies  

Functions such as settlement, reconciliation, rebate fee management, corporate actions, investor reporting and data management can represent a significant challenge from a cost and profitability perspective. Another challenge is to access and aggregate data from a range of sources across markets and distribution channels, in order to analyse fund performance and flows at market, portfolio and fund level.  

At BNP Paribas, we have invested in dedicated systems and operations for a fully integrated record keeping and workflow technology solution, including a secure online platform (NeoLink) for data processing and reporting.

Outsourcing transfer agency services to a specialised provider like us can enable you to control your cost base so you can dedicate your resources to sales and product development and front-end innovation.

By working with us, you benefit from:

Multi-local support and expertise in 18 locations, to be closer to your investor base

Servicing a broad range of investment funds such as the Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable (SICAVs), Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAVs), Fonds Commun de Placement (FCPs), Private Capital and Alternative Investment vehicles, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)

In-depth expertise in:
– Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) distribution
– Mutual fund passports: the Asean Collective Investment Scheme (CIS), Asia Region Fund passport (ARFP), Mutual Recognition of Funds (MRFs)

Automated connectivity with all major dealing and settlement market infrastructures and fund dealing platforms, such as Allfunds, FundSettle, Vestima, NSCC, EMX

A standardised operating model across geographies

Key figures 1

$2.5 trillion

in assets under administration

3 regions

Asia- Pacific, Europe, Americas

+9,350

funds

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Underpinning your global and local fund distribution 

Your challenges
 –   A complex multi-jurisdictional environment and evolving regulations
–   Pressure on costs
–   Access to high-quality data to monitor your distribution

By working with us, you benefit from
–   Multi-local support in 18 locations
–   A broad range of investment product expertise
–   Automated connectivity with all major market infrastructures and distribution platforms-   An integrated global operating model 
–   Innovative digital solutions

Our key figures
–   3 regions: Asia Pacific, Europe, Americas
–   Investors and distribution network from 80+ countries
–   14,000+ share classes
–   5+ million transactions per year

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 [1] Securities Services internal figures, end of December 2022

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