Exane BNP Paribas is a leading European equities business. We offer a high quality execution platform with full electronic trading capability. Our Research product is renowned for its depth and quality and is reinforced by experienced, top-ranked Sales & Specialist Sales teams as well as a dedicated corporate access service.
We have invested consistently over recent cycles to build a top Equity Research franchise which was ranked Number 1 in Europe in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 Extel Surveys. Overall, we now rank in first place in 21 Research categories, including 19 equity sectors (out of 30) while we have a Top 3 position in 25 sectors.
We believe this success is due to our focus on innovative, high quality Research and data. We will continue to invest to strengthen our Research product and provide a better service clients.
STRONG DISTRIBUTION & ACCESS
We believe that high quality content deserves proper distribution. That's why we have a well-resourced and highly-experienced Sales team with a local presence in most major markets and a Specialist Sales desk with full coverage of the equity sectors. Exane BNP Paribas was also ranked 1st for Pan-European Equity Sales in the 2019 Extel Survey.
Connecting investors with corporates is also a critical role for us. In 2018, we hosted around 20 industry conferences, 100 expert access events and organised over 15,000 investor meetings thanks to our corporate access service offering, known as Insight.
We believe that execution quality matters more than ever. We offer a full suite of trading products across high touch, electronic trading, ETF and program trading. Our experienced team and cutting-edge technology make us key partners for major investors on European equities.
We have built a strong Electronic Trading platform, where we continue to add new counterparts and where volumes are rising significantly. Exane BNP Paribas was a winner at The Trade's most recent Algorithmic Trading Survey for long-only investors. Overall, we ranked equal first based on our average survey scorewith a year-on-year improvement in every single category. And we received the highest score in 5 of the 15 surveyed categories: (1) Reducing Market Impact; (2) Execution Consistency; (3) Customisation; (4) Flexibility & Sophistication Of Smart Order Routing; (5) Data On Venue / Smart Order Routing.