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BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in 65 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees, including nearly 145,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Commercial, Personal Banking & Services; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients.

BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group’s performance and stability.

Fully integrated in the BNP Paribas Group, BNP Paribas Corporate and Institutional Banking (CIB) is a leading provider of solutions to two client franchises: corporates and institutionals. The bank is a global leader in Debt Capital Markets and Derivatives. It is a top European house in Equity Capital Markets and it has leading franchises in Specialised Financing. In Securities Services, it is a top five house worldwide. Securities Services has been recognised as the winner of Central Banking’s "Specialised Lending Initiative" in 2020 and 2022.

BNP Paribas Asset Management is the dedicated asset management business of the BNP Paribas Group. We offer a full range of investment management services to clients globally. In addition to portfolio management, we provide a variety of services adapted to the requirements of our official institutions client base. These include: customized and flexible reporting; and training in portfolio management techniques, risk management, benchmark selection and portfolio guideline construction. BNP Paribas Asset Management has had the privilege of managing assets for the official sector since 1975 and we are honored to count over 60 official institutions, including central banks, sovereign wealth funds, government agencies and supranationals as our clients. As of March 31, 2022 firm wide we have EUR 522 billion assets under management, with more than 500 investment professionals and almost 500 client servicing specialists, serving clients in 71 countries.

Aladdin® technology combines risk analytics and scalable investment systems with BlackRock’s capital markets and industry expertise for BlackRock and hundreds of retail clients and institutional investors, including asset managers, pension funds, insurers and corporate treasurers. Aladdin® is an end-to-end investment management and operations platform that combines sophisticated risk analytics with comprehensive portfolio management, trading and operations tools on a single, unified platform. Also customized for wealth managers, the Aladdin® platform provides a common language across the investment lifecycle and enables a culture of risk transparency among users.

 

 

KWA Analytics is a consultancy with a focus on and experience in implementing trading, risk and treasury management solutions. It is experienced in implementations, upgrades and solution architecture across a range of organisations, and has established itself as a trusted implementation consulting services provider.

VERMEG is a specialized software house covering these main markets: Banking, Capital Market and Insurance. We provide proven out of the box solutions and a Digital Transformation platform, PALMYRA©.

Our business solutions are designed to address the challenges linked to the transformation of the financial services industry. As information system architects, we ensure our clients achieve greater efficiency, better user experience, the ability to grow their business and reduce costs. With an Agile approach, a faster time-to-market is the norm for our customers as they modernize their information systems.

In addition to offering standard software solutions that meet evolving digitized needs, VERMEG provides tailor made solutions based on our own tools, experience and business expertise. Our strategy, providing effective and evolving digital solutions, is executed with multicultural, social and environmental considerations and a focus on talent development.

VERMEG solutions are designed based on the best practices and the market standards recommendation. This makes onboarding of new markets smooth.

VERMEG has over 1700 employees, with a presence in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, UK, France, Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, Singapore, Spain, Tunisia and United States. The company supports more than 550 clients in 40 countries.

Regnology is a leading international provider of innovative regulatory and supervisory technology solutions (RegTech and SupTech), of AEOI and tax reporting products, as well as of services along the Regulatory Value Chain for financial services. Regnology has been a partner for banks and regulators for 25 years. Until the end of 2020, the company was part of BearingPoint group and operated under the name BearingPoint RegTech. Since the sale of the RegTech business to private equity firm Nordic Capital, the company has been independent. In June 2021, the company joined forces with Vizor Software and recently changed its name to Regnology. In total, Regnology serves more than 7,000 financial services firms with reporting solutions. At the same time, the company enables more than 50 regulators and tax authorities on five continents to collect data from 34,000 firms in 60 countries. Regnology has a total workforce of 800 employees at 14 office locations in 9 countries.

Bank of China (Hong Kong) Limited ("BOCHK") is a leading listed commercial banking group (Stock Code: 2388) and one of the three note-issuing banks in Hong Kong. BOCHK celebrated its 100th Anniversary for serving Hong Kong in 2017. BOCHK offers a comprehensive range of financial products and advisory services to central banks, supranational institutions, sovereign funds, financial institutions, corporate and personal clients. With its distinct market position, BOCHK has been enjoying favorable credit ratings and stable outlook by international rating agencies. BOCHK is named the Bank of the Year in Hong Kong by The Banker in 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2021. It is also nominated as the Strongest Bank in Asia Pacific and Hong Kong by The Asian Banker for 6 years (2014-18, 2020), in recognition of its solid financial performance and ability to continuously increase profitability. BOCHK is the sole RMB Clearing Bank in Hong Kong appointed by the People's Bank of China since 2003, the first overseas CIPS Direct Participant since June 2016, and the largest RMB Clearing Bank in terms of settlement volumes and values ‐ handling more than 70% worldwide cross-border RMB payments and support for a daily clearing value up to CNY1.5 trillion. Leveraging its professional expertise, comprehensive RMB product mix, and close tie with the parent bank, Bank of China, in the Mainland, BOCHK strives to become the best choice for all RMB needs of its customers. To implement the overseas development strategy of Bank of China Group, BOCHK branches and subsidiaries have been extended to Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos, Brunei and Myanmar during 2017-20, with the provision of professional and high-quality financial services. Firmly rooted in Hong Kong since 1917, BOCHK is expediting its development into a top-class, full-service and internationalized regional bank.

LCP delivers independent and unbiased consultancy services. We help Sovereign Investors implement effective investment strategies focused on achieving their objectives while carefully managing risk.

Established in 1947, LCP is one of the largest independent, consulting partnerships in the world. At LCP, our specialist consultants provide clear, concise advice focused on your needs. LCP has developed proprietary innovative technology to deliver real-time insight and control, to enhance decision-making.

Our investment practice is complimented by significant business engagement across pensions, insurance, energy, and business analytics. With over 140 investment consultants, our Investment Consulting Team provides advice to global institutional clients. We currently advise over 350 investment clients with assets under investment advice in excess of $350bn.

As an independent consultancy, we are not associated with any asset manager, nor do we promote investment products, ensuring that our advice is free from any conflict of interest.

CMA work to ensure that consumers get a good deal when buying goods and services, and businesses operate within the law.

We do this in a number of ways:

  • we investigate mergers between organisations, to make sure they don’t reduce competition
  • we investigate entire markets if we think there are competition or consumer problems
  • we take action against businesses and individuals that take part in cartels or anti-competitive behaviour
  • we protect consumers from unfair trading practices
  • we encourage government and other regulators to use competition effectively on behalf of consumers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is an independent non-ministerial department. Our work is overseen by a Board, and led by the Chief Executive and senior team. Decisions in some investigations are made by independent members of a CMA panel.

 

HSBC is a financial services organisation that serves more than 40 million customers, ranging from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies and governments. Its network covers 64 countries and territories, and its expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives open up a world of opportunity for its customers. HSBC is listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges.

Founded in 2001, Invoke is a specialist provider of financial, regulatory and tax reporting solutions for supervisory authorities and reporting entities worldwide.


They are a regulatory technology partner for national and supra-national supervisory bodies including the ACPR-Banque de France, Deutsche Bundesbank and Central Bank of Israel, as well as to financial institutions that fall under the scope of complex regulatory directives such as CRD V, Solvency II, FATCA, CRS/AEoI, and ESEF reporting.


With the equivalent of 25 man-years invested in developing a unique suite of applications to manage the regulatory data chain, Invoke has now established itself as a leading player in RegTech and SupTech in Europe due to their innovative solutions for regulatory reporting and financial supervision. Invoke enables customers to be proactive by providing them with agile technology that allows them to meet their regulatory objectives while streamlining processes, reducing costs and mitigating operational risks. 


One of the main benefits of Invoke’s offering lies in the quality of the experts who manage the development, implementation and support of the solutions. In addition to the specialised technical team, Invoke has an in-house team of subject matter experts dedicated to monitoring regulatory changes, as well as a team of highly experienced consultants.

 

Invoke currently supports 1,800 customers in 34 countries.

KWA Analytics is a consultancy with a focus on and experience in implementing trading, risk and treasury management solutions. It is experienced in implementations, upgrades and solution architecture across a range of organisations, and has established itself as a trusted implementation consulting services provider.

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