Derivatives Execution & Clearing

Operational efficiency

BNP Paribas, a leading global player since the mid-1980s, is the fastest growing Derivatives Execution & Clearing (DEC) business globally in the recent years. We help clients alleviate impacts and challenges of regulatory developments on DEC, and provide clients with access to leading markets through over 70 exchanges and major Central Counterparty Clearing Houses (CCPs). Our teams provide a range of efficient post-trade solutions that enable clients to automate allocation, manage positions and process reporting. We have a comprehensive in-house algorithm offering, through FinTech partnerships and a global voice desk, and strong commitment in our digital platforms to deliver best-in-class service to clients.


BNP Paribas is committed to providing market leading Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) and Over the Counter (OTC) clearing services to our clients. We deliver an integrated cross-asset clearing service, allowing clients to access markets globally, today and into the future. Our platform offers a full range of products, including Fixed Income, Equity, Commodity and FX derivatives, thanks to our strong market-making and risk management capabilities globally. As new instruments are implemented and new CCPs are established, our strategy is to offer the full range of instruments for clearing.

As a leading Clearer, BNP Paribas works closely with clients to ensure that our clearing and execution offering is most relevant from a product or exchange perspective. We have made strategic long-term investments in our clearing platform to ensure that product innovation and leadership is coupled with banking stability, strong balance sheet, and a global reach.

High Touch Execution

BNP Paribas offers high touch execution services via our dedicated and experienced team of listed derivatives sales and traders. With teams based in Paris, London, New York and Hong Kong, our servicing model ensures 24/6 follow-the-sun access to liquidity for clients across all regions. Our teams help navigate the markets with insightful commentary, execution advisory and price discovery across both futures and options.

Low Touch Execution

Our global low touch execution services include sponsored access, Direct Market Access (DMA) and algorithmic trading solutions. Clients can access a full suite of dynamic and customisable tools supported by our electronic execution teams across London, New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong. We provide best-in-class Financial Information eXchange (FIX) – based open architecture facilitating connectivity via direct Application Programming Interface (API) with all major buy-side and independent software vendors, in addition to our Cortex Listed single dealer platform that can be deployed directly with clients.

Risk Awards 2023

  • Derivatives House of the Year
  • Currency Derivatives House of the Year
  • Risk Solutions House of the Year
  • Derivatives Client Clearer of the Year (for two consecutive years)
  • Prime Broker of the Year

BNP Paribas wins 3 categories at Risk Awards 2022

  • BNP Paribas wins 3 categories at Risk Awards 2022, including Inflation Derivatives House, Credit Derivatives House, and Derivatives Client Clearer House

Custody Services

BNP Paribas’ Securities Services business is a leading custodian providing multi-asset post-trade and asset servicing solutions to buy-side and sell-side market participants, corporates and issuers.

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