Our network of investment strategists unveil its five most relevant investment themes for 2023
Every year, BNP Paribas Wealth Management's Investment Strategy team unveils its principal investment themes, allowing clients to structure a short- medium- and long-term approach to their investments. Themes are regularly updated and adapted to long-term trends in the economy.
Read more: Our 2023 Investment Themes
Our ESG approach recognised at the 2022 WealthBriefing Wealth for Good Awards.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management was applauded for its commitment to promoting positive impact in its client offerings. Our overall approach won several Wealth for Good awards bestowed by WealthBriefing. Designed by a panel of independent experts, these awards aim to commend the most deserving private banks in the area of ESG.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management received the following awards:
- 'Bank Impact Offering – Global Reach’,
- 'Best Bank Impact Offering – MENA’
- ‘Best Bank SRI Offering – Global Reach’,
- 'Best Bank SRI Offering – MENA’
- 'Best Bank for ESG Portfolio (performance) – APAC'
- 'Best Bank Philanthropy Initiative – APAC'
- 'Best Bank Next Gen ESG Initiative or Offering – APAC'
Digitalisation of the Private Equity investment journey
In a constant quest for innovation, BNP Paribas Wealth Management's range of digital solutions continues to expand. After the development of several major initiatives such as myImpact, the Clover Rating, myMandate and myFamilySafe, BNP Paribas Wealth Management's teams this year focused their innovation project on the Private Equity investment journey. The goal of this project was to digitise the full client journey to offer an end-to-end digital experience. It will be rolled out in several phases until completion in 2024. The first phase was implemented this year and is already accessible to all clients. Instead of receiving contracts by email, clients can now subscribe to offers via electronic signature, thus making the process smoother, user-friendly and fully secure.
NEXTGEN 2022 experience: Amplify your impact
For nearly two decades, BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been fostering a community made up of the heirs of its Entrepreneur & Family clients. Once again this year the NextGen Experience held sessions around the world, each focusing on a different topic, including in Paris, along the theme "Amplifying impact via investment" and in Rome along the theme "Amplify your impact through art". This last event took place in September at the prestigious Villa Medici where "NextGeners" were able to enjoy an immersion in the traditional art of painting, sculpture and music, but also an introduction to modern and contemporary art, especially digital art. Each presentation focused not only on art but also on the impact of art on society as a whole. This series of events provided tools to the next generation of investors to help them understand wealth management, business transmission or an entrepreneurial project.
BNP Paribas Wealth Management continues to develop its digital services offering
In 2017, BNP Paribas Wealth Management launched its Client Experience programme, mobilising 400 Relationship Managers, experts, clients and fintechs. With clients rapidly adopting digital tools, their expectations for a digital experience have increased. To respond to these new usages and to be in line with the Group's GTS 2025 strategic plan (Growth, Technology, Sustainability), BNP Paribas Wealth Management is enriching its offering with a digital solution for investments in private assets (Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure). This solution, the Private Assets Portal will be gradually rolled out as of July 2022 in all countries where BNP Paribas Wealth Management has a presence. The new digital platform allows clients, who have already subscribed to a fund invested in private assets via electronic signature, to access in real-time all information relating to their investments. Clients can now have a 360° overview of their portfolio with a detailed breakdown of geography, strategy or currency. The platform also provides performance details of each fund and the consolidated portfolio. Automatic notifications are sent to clients as soon as new information about one of their investments is published on the portal. The platform also gives access to dedicated content on these asset classes (expert videos, articles, etc.).
Agrifrance publishes its 2022 report on rural land investment in France
Agrifrance published its annual publication on the French rural land market. The 2022 report by AGRIFRANCE – a specialised department of BNP Paribas Wealth Management- provides an overview of the rural land market in France in a context of post-pandemic economic recovery and inflationary pressures in the markets. As every year, we are delighted to present our annual publication on rural land investment. In the second quarter of 2021 the economy expanded, thanks to the end of lockdowns. However, labour, energy, commodity, transport and logistics markets were disrupted. In early 2022, the war in Ukraine complicated things further, hurting most sectors of the economy. Agricultural commodities markets did not escape the surge in prices. Despite the uncertain and complex environment, rural land delivers a good performance. Investors continue to favour this defensive asset for its diversification role. Moreover, in a context of inflation, rural land should continue to appreciate.
New partnership with Nexus to help social entrepreneurship
BNP Paribas Wealth Management has partnered with the NEXUS Acceleration Programme to intensify growth of start-ups to create a positive impact. The NEXUS community brings together the new generation of philanthropists, impact investors and social entrepreneurs. Its mission is to connect them together, be a source of inspiration and accelerate the development of projects to make the world a better place. We deliver solutions to Entrepreneurs and Families, to build their sustainable development and growth. Combining our expertise with the powerful influence of NEXUS members, we contribute to the emergence of ent. useful solutions that promote social justice and respect for the environment. The NEXUS community shares its vision of the future and we bring our technical and operational resources to make it happen!
The Single Family Office conference: Leading to Growth & Sustainability
We value each client, and some clients require expertise that goes well beyond traditional banking. This is where the Family Office steps in. Many clients have set up this structure both internally and privately, giving them permanent and dedicated access to experts whose sole purpose is to manage the family's wealth. BNP Paribas Wealth Management has been organising the Single Family Office Conference for several years; some sessions are held in Paris with other more specific sessions held in other countries. On 2 and 3 June, we hosted the 2022 edition which brought together Family Office participants from all over the world. On the programme: our experts addressed diverse topics such as the energy transition, real estate, inflation and the Metaverse.
CEO Vincent Lecomte: Sailing, sustainable development and disruptive tech
Our CEO, @Vincent Lecomte, talked virtually to @Eliot Wilson, Editor @Euromoney, about sailing, sustainable development and disruptive tech. During the interview, Vincent Lecomte confirmed that BNP Paribas Wealth Management had made significant progress in terms of growth worldwide to become the leader in all its business lines: Commercial Personal Banking & Services (CPBS), Corporate & Institutional Banking (CIB), Asset Management, Insurance and Real Estate.