KBC selects BNY Mellon for US equity trading

Source: BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, the global leader in securities servicing, has been appointed by KBC, a leading Belgian bancassurance group, to provide U.S. equity trading services.

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing will provide KBC with seamless trading across the complete lifecycle of a U.S equity trade, from order capture to execution in the market, affirmation/confirmation, clearing, settlement and reporting via the company's BNY ExecutionPlus platform.

BNY ExecutionPlus fully integrates BNY Mellon's market-leading, custody, clearing and settlement services with Pershing LLC's extensive global execution capabilities, allowing financial institutions based outside of the United States to execute and settle bank custody trades in the U.S. equity markets via a single instruction to purchase or sell. Pershing is a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

BNY ExecutionPlus also provides clients with the ability to utilise Pershing's online brokerage platform, NetExchange Pro®. NetExchange Pro enables investment professionals at financial organizations to access account information, quotes, investment research, news and other third-party content.

Luc Aspeslagh, Managing Director Securities Services at KBC Securities, said: "BNY ExecutionPlus allows us to address the operational risk associated with trading in the U.S. markets and by streamlining our trading process we in turn can provide our clients with the best possible services. It also offers clear economic advantages, as payment of a single, bundled commission that covers all transaction processing costs will clearly benefit our bottom line."

Nadine Chakar, Executive Vice-President and Head of Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) at BNY Mellon Asset Servicing, said: "BNY Mellon's world-class integrated custody capabilities and the power of Pershing's global execution and clearing platform together deliver a single, dynamic solution to those financial organisations seeking efficient and accurate technology to optimise the management of their investments. We are delighted to be working in partnership with KBC and we look forward to assisting them in impleplementing further efficiencies within their investment processes."

Frank La Salla, Managing Director of the global securities services group at Pershing, said: "This appointment further demonstrates The Bank of New York Mellon's ability to provide financial institutions with a comprehensive and seamless offering to help them meet their sophisticated trading and settlement needs. We remain fully committed to developing and delivering market-leading solutions to our clients as they look to grow their businesses in today's challenging capital markets environment."

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