From 14 to 16 June, BNP Paribas Exane was very happy to be able to hold its 24th CEO Conference in person for the first time in 3 years.
This amazing edition reached similar records as in 2019 with: 105 corporates | 5 guest speakers | 800+ investors | 2,500 meetings | 7,000 seats taken in fireside chats.
Corporate Europe has broadly been very bullish on pace of recovery, sanguine on the risk of inflation and optimistic on the question of sustainability & ESG.
Once again, BNP Paribas Exane earns the top overall ranking from long-only investors, against a volatile market backdrop.
Challenging market conditions, geopolitical uncertainty and the return of inflation, are reverberating through markets across asset classes. Against this backdrop, BNP Paribas Exane continues to demonstrate resilience, agility and supports clients in navigating both opportunities and challenges.
This year, BNP Paribas Exane is recognised as the overall outperformer with long-only investors in The Trade's Algorithmic Trading Survey 2022 for the third year in a row, achieving an average score of 6.42.
In the survey - the first completed since BNP Paribas' acquisition of Exane - BNP Paribas Exane is ranked #1 in 13 of the 15 available categories, and #2 in the remaining two categories. Top rated services include order routing, customisation, algo monitoring and execution consistency, for which the bank received its strongest ever result.
With electronic execution as an important component of BNP Paribas' ambitions in Global Equities, BNP Paribas Exane offers a comprehensive suite of algorithms, covering ETFs and equity markets across Europe, North America and APAC, along with thought leadership, execution consulting, customisation and innovation, delivering a uniquely client-focused platform and algo suite on a global scale.
About The Trade's Algorithmic Trading Survey
The Trade delivers insight to trading professionals and collects marketing intelligence and client perception data on algorithmic trading to produce its annual Algorithmic Trading Survey. Buy-side traders are asked to rate their algo providers across 15 aspects of service, such as execution consistency, increased trader productivity and access to dark or alternative liquidity.
Benedicte Thibord, Head Corporate Equity at BNP Paribas Exane, Silke Krüger, Large& Mid Cap Corporate Advisory at BNP Paribas, and Carsten Keller, Managing Director Strategic Equity BNP Paribas, interviewed Sophie Palliez, VP Corporate Stakeholder Engagement at BIC, on this innovative ESG topic that is new for the German market.
Thank you to all the participants for their presence at this event.
We are pleased to announce that Exane BNP Paribas has been ranked No.1 Best Access To Market and No.1 Overall Outperformer in the Algorithmic Trading category at the Leader in Trading 2021 awards ceremony organized yesterday by The Trade in London.
Many thanks to our clients for their support and ongoing trust.
To learn more about the survey, click here.
Exane BNP Paribas expands its equity Research team for companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with three senior analysts in Frankfurt - Sebastian Growe and Christoph Blieffert (both from Commerzbank) and Martin Jungfleisch (from Kepler Cheuvreux). The team will be led by Ingo Schachel, previously Head of Equity Research at Commerzbank, where he led the team to a #1 ranking in last year's Institutional Investor survey for German Research. Ingo will join in December.
The team's coverage will focus on capital goods, renewables, e-Commerce, Tech and FinTech sectors as well mid cap companies. They will work in close partnership with the sector & macro teams in Exane BNP Paribas' #1 Institutional Investor ranked European Equities Research franchise. This will provide an even richer level of service to institutional clients both in this region, and further afield.
"Many German clients have asked us to invest in high quality DACH research coverage as this area of the market has seen a meaningful contraction in recent years. We are excited to be able to step up to the challenge," said Philipp Stoecker, Head of Cash Equities, Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Exane BNP Paribas.
"This investment builds on the success of BNP Paribas in the German Equity Capital Markets business, in which the bank is one of the top 5 in the market based on transaction volume this year and in which we have high ambitions for the next few years," said Christoph Heuer, Co-Head ECM Northern Europe, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking.
"Greater research coverage will allow BNP Paribas to provide a broader range of corporates with access to our equity capital markets products, including equity issuance, share buy-backs, sponsored Research, and advisory services," said Silke Krueger, Head of Large & Mid Cap Corporate Advisory Germany, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking.
To learn more, read the press release here (German version).
In the context of the development of its asset management business, the Kepler Cheuvreux Group has signed the acquisition of the asset management company Ellipsis AM from Exane SA, a subsidiary of the BNP Paribas Group. Ellipsis AM has 18 years of experience in convertible bond funds and is specialised in high value-added niche management segments.
The acquisition of Ellipsis AM is the cornerstone of Kepler Cheuvreux's development in asset management. Ellipsis AM will be able to rely on the strengths of Kepler Cheuvreux, such as its multi-local network with 13 offices in Europe and the United States.
The transaction remains subject to the prior approval of the French Financial Markets Authority, l'Autorité des Marchés Financiers, and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter 2021.
Click here to read the press release.
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Exane BNP Paribas has once again confirmed its leading Cash Equities position, being at the top of the rankings for the 5th consecutive year.
To learn more about our rankings, click here).
Thank you to all of our clients for your continued support.
On 8th September, the Exane Pleiade Performance fund of Exane Asset Management has received the “Globe d’Argent” award (second position) in the absolute return category, during the “Globes de la Gestion 2021” ceremony organized by the French magazine Gestion de Fortune.
This ranking, established in partnership with Quantalys, honours 3 asset managers within 16 categories, on criteria of performance, max drawdown and volatility in downside markets over a 3-year period.
Discover the award winners and the methodology here (in French).
As of 13 July 2021, BNP Paribas received the necessary approvals and acquired 100% of Exane, raising its stake from the 50% previously held during a successful 17-year partnership. This transaction will further strengthen and widen the range of cash equities (execution and research) and derivatives services BNP Paribas can offer to institutional investors and corporates globally.
To learn more, please read the press release here.
This week, Exane BNP Paribas held its 23rd European CEO Conference.
A record breaking: 5 days | 140 corporates | 110 CEOs | 4 Keynotes | 2,000 Investors | 2,500 Meetings | 110 Fireside chats | 22,000 seats taken in fireside chats
The messaging has been very consistent. It was difficult to find a management team that didn't cite the pace of the recovery as improving, present a robust defence of their ability to offset raw material inflationary pressures or emphasise their sustainability credentials.
Huge thank you to the 140 Corporates & the 4 Keynotes that made these days a success, and many thanks to the 2,000 attendees who joined our event.
This week, alongside BNP Paribas, Exane launched the 1st ESG Share Buyback with the Campari Group representing our 2nd ESG Share Buyback programme with a corporate client in Europe.
Under such ESG Share Buyback structure, a fixed proportion of the guaranteed outperformance* is allocated to a specific project. Campari Group has committed to an energy efficiency project - the installation of photovoltaic panels in its main plant located in Italy (Novi Ligure), allowing the Company to insource the production of renewable electricity and reduce emissions, in line with its energy efficiency and decarbonisation agenda.
Our ESG Share Buyback programme is the first of its kind in Europe. It provides corporates with an opportunity to efficiently manage their capital structure while simultaneously contributing to their sustainability goals.
Thank you to the Campari Group and our teams for the launch of this initiative.
*The difference between average purchase price and VWAP.
Ellipsis AM, one of the three management companies of Exane specialised in the universe of convertibles, credit and volatility, was awarded Best Management Company in France in the category "8 to 15 fund rated" during the European Funds Trophy 2021 ceremony.
A big thank you to our customers for their trust and continuous support.
The "European Funds Trophy" are determined by the independent European fund rating agency FUNDCLASS. Management companies are awarded every year: (1) in Europe, by similar risk profile categories, (2) by countries, for the overall quality of their range of European funds. Nearly 600 European management companies are thus studied and split into 8 different categories depending on the size of their ranges (from 4 to more than 100 rated funds). The set of rated funds of a management company are taken into account to calculate its average weighted rating. In each category, the winner is the asset management company with the higher average rating, in order to distinguish the one with which the range offers the best global quality, all categories of confounded risk profile.
This is fantastic recognition for our Execution business and our Electronic Trading platform. We've consistently invested in our people and technology across Electronic Trading and Execution Consulting to help deliver better performance, which we know is the key driver of the volumes clients trade through our platform.
We're grateful to all of our clients for their ongoing support. The recognition of this Best Trading Performance award which inspires us to work even harder to innovate, improve and grow.
"Integrating an impact component to a share buyback allows companies to be more inclusive and share value with other stakeholders, beyond shareholders," said Bénédicte Thibord, Head of Corporate Broking and Business Development at Exane BNP Paribas.
Learn more in the press release available here.
After a successful 17-year partnership, BNP Paribas is looking to acquire up to 100% of Exane*, raising its stake from the 50% currently held.
To learn more, read the press release here.
* The contemplated transaction will be subject to relevant shareholders, regulatory and competition approvals, and is also subject to the review of relevant works councils.
To learn more about Exane Asset Management, click here.
Exane Solutions has become the 21st structured product issuer at SIX Stock Exchange. This will enable Exane Solutions to list its range of actively managed certificates, thematic indices and structured products, as well as to strengthen its market position in Switzerland where it has been working for more than ten years.
The first product, a tracker certificate on the Exane Apollo Index in Euro, has opened this new offering.
For more information, please read the press release here.
BIC and Exane BNP Paribas have just launched the 1st European Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) Impact Share Buyback Program.
Part of the funds will be allocated to Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), the global research center co-founded by Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee (2019 Nobel Prize in economics) to reduce poverty, and to the BIC Corporate Foundation for Education.
We are proud to be able to accompany BIC and to support the research work of the J-PAL lab.
Learn more about this program in the press release here.
Today, Exane BNP Paribas hosted its annual Investment Ideas Conference in a virtual format via the "Exane TV" dedicated to the event!
Many thanks to our Guest Speakers (Mrs Pannier-Runacher, Mr Poitrinal & Mr Holroyd) and our Exane BNP Paribas analysts who made this day a success, as well as our 400+ attendees who joined our event!
Ixios Asset Management, our thematic asset manager, has launched its new fund Ixios Recovery.
This new fund is designed to benefit from the normalization of discounts on companies in developed markets through a wide range of instruments (bonds, shares, preferential shares, convertible bonds).
Today, Exane BNP Paribas hosted its annual Heads of IR Day in a virtual format.
We were delighted to welcome almost 250 Investor Relations professionals from across Europe and the US to hear about ESG, investor flows & sentiment, macro outlook, US election as well as activism & market monitoring.
Thank you to all of the fantastic speakers (major asset managers and experts such as Esther Duflo & Gerard Araud) and everyone who attended to make the event a success.
Exane BNP Paribas also presented its new report featuring the results of its survey on the impact of Covid-19 on Corporate Access practices and its vision for a post-pandemic future where the digital and physical tools work to complement each other. The report can be provided upon request (please, fill in our contact form).
Exane BNP Paribas ranked in first place in all headline categories in today's Institutional Investor 2020 Survey Results:
This performance confirms the position of Exane BNP Paribas as the leading platform in European Equities, following three consecutive #1 positions for Industry Research in the previous Extel Surveys.
In Industry Research, we were ranked in 1st place in 15 of the 30 sectors and in the Top 3 in 24 (to learn more about our rankings, click here).
Many thanks to all of our clients for their valued support.
The Trade has just announced the results of its Algorithmic Trading Survey of Hedge Fund investors.
Exane BNP Paribas ranked in first place in 5 out of 15 categories:
- Customer support,
- Data on venue / order routing logic or analysis,
- Execution consulting,
- Flexibility & sophistication of smart order routing.
Exane BNP Paribas hosted its 22nd annual CEO Conference - virtually - from 8 to 12 June. The conference in numbers: 3 Keynote Speakers, 100 CEOs, 100 Fireside Chats, 124 Companies, 850 Meetings, 2,100 Investors, 16,000 Seats taken in the Fireside Chats.
Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in this record-breaking event! Below a snapshot of the event in pictures!
Exane BNP Paribas has been ranked Number 1 by Long-Only investors for the second year in a row in The Trade Algorithmic Trading Survey. This follows an equal-first ranking with Long-Only investors in 2019.
This year, we received the highest aggregate score of any provider and we ranked in First Place in 10 of the 15 categories in the survey.
We ranked first for:
• Ease of Use
• Execution Consistency
• Increased Trader Productivity
• Flexibility & Sophistication of SOR
• Data on Venue / Order Routing Logic or Analysis
• Algo Monitoring Capabilities
• Price Improvement
• Execution Consulting
We are very proud to be recognised for the quality of our Electronic Trading platform, product and services in this prestigious survey. This follows many years of consistent investment and very hard work from our exceptional Execution team.
Many thanks to our clients for their support in this survey and the faith they place is us every time they choose Exane BNPP to manage their orders.
To learn more about the survey, click here.
Wrap up! The team of Exane Derivatives has just ended its series of conferences. In the program of this beginning of year: market overview for 2020, global macroeconomic outlook, China and emerging markets, European credit market and presentation of the Ixios Gold fund.
Many thanks to all who took part in this event and our top speakers for sharing their expertise.
Exane BNP Paribas held its Annual Conference ‘Investment Ideas for 2020' in Paris this week. We were very pleased and honored to welcome over 200 participants and organised more than 100 meetings with our Analysts and despite the Strike!
Many thanks to our top Analysts and guest speakers who presented.
The Citywire France Awards awarded 2 prizes to Ellipsis AM this year:
BEST FUND GROUP 2019 - Bonds Europe
Ellipsis AM is recognised as the best asset manager in the European Bond category. This award confirms the quality of Ellipsis AM specialized expertise in the bond universe. Ellipsis AM has been managing for more than 16 years convertible bond funds (Europe and Global), corporate credit funds (speculative high yield and short term) and also offers multibond allocation expertise.
BEST FUND MANAGER 2019 - Bonds Europe
Nicolas Blanc was awarded as the best manager in his category. He is the manager of Ellipsis European Credit Allocation Fund since its creation, with now more than 5 years of track record. He regularly leads investor roundtables on macroeconomic context analysis and writes the weekly market review of Ellipsis AM that you can subscribe on its website.
Source: Ellipsis AM, 29/11/2019. References to past rankings and awards are without prejudice to future rankings or awards. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Citywire information is proprietary and confidential to Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd ("Citywire"), may not be copied and Citywire excludes any liability arising out its use. The Citywire France Awards (Best Fund Manager) recognize managers whose funds are registered in France and who have consistently generated the highest risk-adjusted returns over the past three years until 30 September 2019 (source: Lipper). They are based on their individual track record and for all the funds they manage in an investment sector during this period. The Citywire Best Group Awards are awarded on the basis of the average of all the scores obtained by the eligible managers, which is calculated to obtain the score of the management company to which they belong. To learn more, click here.
Exane BNP Paribas held its 2nd MidCap CEO Conference in Paris this week. We were very pleased and honored to welcome over 70 corporates & 285 participants and organised 1500 meetings for this 2nd edition.
Many thanks to our top CEOs & CFOs and to all the participants who joined us.
Eight years after the launch of our first long only fund, Exane Equity Select Europe (EUR 1.2 billion of assets under management) Exane Asset Management announces the launch of the Exane Equity Select Focus Euro fund.
Read our press release, here.
Exane BNP Paribas has again delivered a top performance in The Trade Algorithmic Trading Survey. Following the equal-first ranking in the Long-Only investor survey in April, we have now delivered the second highest score of all banks in the Hedge Fund survey which was released this week.
Thank you to our clients for their support.
Exane.com has evolved! Our previous website has now given way to two new websites: a corporate website - the institutional showcase for Exane, and a Careers website to match the image of our employer brand.
This renovation is part of the prime objective of promoting Exane from a new, more modern angle, while providing a better user experience and ergonomics. Within this framework, the content was re-envisioned and enhanced (employee testimonials, biographies, news, highlights, HR info, etc.), and new functionalities were implemented (pop-ups, Google Maps, client website access optimised, etc.).
In parallel, a mobile version was developed for each website to facilitate browsing from a smartphone or tablet.
Enjoy browsing !
Exane is pleased to announce the creation of its new thematic management company, Ixios Asset Management. This subsidiary of Exane Derivatives will develop a range of global funds with long-term and strong conviction themes, starting with the launch of two strategies (Gold and Smart Manufacturing).
Ixios Asset Management will be managed by David Finch, CEO, and will be supported by Nan Zhang, CFA, Fund Manager, and Charles-Erwan de Faÿ, COO-Head of Compliance.
For further information, read our press release here.
Following the Extel Survey results, we are pleased to announce that Exane BNP Paribas was named the no.1 Developed Europe Broker, no.1 in Equity Sector Research, no.1 Corporate Access and no.1 Pan-European Equity Sales. Within Equity Research, we ranked #1 in 21 research categories, including 19 equity sectors (out of 30) and ranked Top 3 in 25 sectors.
Many thanks to all of our clients for their strong support!
Discover all our rankings here.