The Banker, one of the leading publications in the banking and finance sector, again hosted its annual Investment Banking Awards in October, recognising excellence in the capital markets and rewarding organisations that succeed in driving forward innovation, serving clients and ultimately transforming the market.
The Banker awards BNP Paribas its top prize – alongside recognition for innovation in the Bonds and Climate Change and Sustainability categories.
In 2019, BNP Paribas won recognition from the Banker for its performance in the following categories:
- Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year
- Most Innovative Investment bank, Western Europe
- Most Innovative Investment Bank, Bonds
- Most Innovative Investment Bank for Climate Change & Sustainability
BNP Paribas was commended for its sustainability and digital capabilities. The Banker's editor, Brian Caplen said:"BNP Paribas put in a stunning performance at this year's Investment Banking awards winning in bonds, climate change and sustainability and Western Europe as well as winning the overall prize of Most Innovative Investment Bank of the Year. The bank impressed the judges by going one step further than its peers in pushing forward with innovation. By combining creativity, bright ideas and technical knowledge BNP Paribas has truly moved the goalposts for investment banking. Congratulations to everyone at the bank on this excellent performance.''
Yann Gérardin, Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas said:
"Winning these awards is thanks to our people. Through collective work and innovation, we continue building long-term relationships, advising our clients both in good and challenging times, to add value across solutions and geographies. Sustainability is at the heart of our business and we commit fully to supporting our corporate and institutional clients in their alignment to the UN SDGs. We look forward to continuing to work together to deliver positive banking and sustainable economic growth in the countries in which we operate".
The ceremony took place in London on the evening of 3 October, and was attended by leaders from across BNP Paribas' businesses – Global Banking, Primary Capital Markets and Sustainable Finance, as well as UK Country Head of BNP Paribas Anne Marie Verstraeten.