BNP Paribas Securities Services Extends Its Hedge Fund Administration Capabilities to the United States.NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of & LONDON -- BNP Paribas BNP Paribas (Euronext: BNP, TYO: 8665 ) is one of the main banks in Europe and France. It was created on 23 May 2000 through the merger of Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas. Securities Services is pleased to announce that it has expanded its hedge fund hedge fund, in finance, a highly speculative, largely unregulated investment device. Originating in the 1950s, the funds "hedge" by offsetting "short" positions (borrowing a security and then selling it at a higher price before repaying the lender) against "long" administration operations to include services within the United States. Located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania For Kings of Prussia, see List of rulers of Prussia
King of Prussia is an unincorporated community in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2000 census, its population was 18,511. , the hedge fund administration team was formerly part of CooperNeff Advisors, which was acquired by the BNP Paribas Group in 1995. This team is now integrated into BNP Paribas Securities Services management structure and is headed by Andrew Dougherty, Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. for fund administration in the United States.
BNP Paribas has recently enhanced its global portfolio servicing solution, and significantly expanded its hedge fund administration businesses in Spain, Italy and France. From its offices in 18 countries, BNP Paribas works closely with its clients to provide comprehensive middle and back-office solutions to hedge funds and fund of hedge funds A fund of hedge funds is a fund which invests in several different hedge funds to spread the risks. Funds of hedge funds select hedge fund managers and construct portfolios based upon those selections. firms worldwide.
Frederic Perard, Head of Global Fund Services at BNP Paribas Securities Services commented: "Our fully-integrated client services and operations team, which specializes in master-feeder structures, partnership accounting and high-volume trading portfolios, delivers added-value services to our clients. Our service offering is well-positioned to serve middle-market managers across various locations who seek an independent administrator to handle their multiple prime brokerage Prime Brokerage
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BNP Paribas Securities Services
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a leading securities services provider to the world's financial institutions, with a local presence in all key European markets as well as in the US and Australasia. With 4,200 dedicated staff in 18 countries, BNP Paribas Securities Services has over 700 clients, including 8 of the world's top 10 investment managers, and a global custody network covering 90 markets. It holds EUR EUR
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The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion. 3.43 trillion of assets under custody (September 2006) and EUR 570 billion of assets under administration for over 4,480 funds worldwide. BNP Paribas Securities Services also provides investment reporting, performance attribution and risk measurement services for 2,500 portfolios. In 2005, BNP Paribas Securities Services processed over 27 million transactions.
About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas (www.bnpparibas.com) is a European leader in banking and financial services, and ranks among the world's top 15 banks by market capitalization Market Capitalization
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