A leading foreign financial institution
The history of BNP Paribas in Japan dates back to 1867 when Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris, the predecessor to BNP, opened a branch office in Yokohama. In 1907, Paribas participated in arranging Japanese government bonds issued in Europe. The BNP Tokyo Branch was established in 1973.
Today, BNP Paribas is a provider of financial services on a global scale. In Japan, BNP Paribas has long-term relationships with leading organisations and deep knowledge of the local market. BNP Paribas provides clients access to the world through one of the largest international banking networks, and delivers specialist solutions.
BNP Paribas employs around 700 people in Japan in its core businesses of Corporate and Institutional Banking (BNP Paribas Securities (Japan) Limited and BNP Paribas Tokyo Branch), Asset Management and Insurance.
The Women Changing India project is an initiative launched by the BNP Paribas Banking Group in 2010 to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of operations in India. Since 2010 the exhibition has toured eight Indian cities and major galleries in Paris, Milan, London, Brussels and St.Tropez. In March 2013 the exhibition was brought to Tokyo which marked the first time for the exhibition to be brought to East Asia.
BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 17,000 employees* and a presence in 14 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships.
* excluding partnerships