Cash Equities

BNP Paribas offers a high quality global execution platform with full electronic trading capability. Our award winning research product is renowned for its depth and quality, and is reinforced by experienced, top-ranked Sales & Specialist Sales teams as well as a dedicated corporate access service.

Leading Execution Platform

Across electronic execution, portfolio trading, high touch & ETFs

Global Equity Research

Over 1,200 stocks covered

Strong Distribution & Access

Dedicated sales with local presence & connecting investors with corporates


BNP Paribas acquires Exane

Following a recent announcement in March 2021, BNP Paribas has received all the necessary approvals and completed the acquisition of 100% of Exane.

Unique Research

We have invested consistently over recent cycles to build a top Equity Research franchise which was ranked #1 Research Provider for Developed Europe in the 2021 Institutional Investor Survey (for 5 years running) and in the three consecutive Extel surveys (2017, 2018, 2019). In the 2021 Institutional Investor Survey, we were also #1 in Industry Research, including 16 #1 rankings out of 30 sectors; #1 for ranked analysts with 44 top 3 or runner-up positions; and with specialist sales ranked top 3 positions in 24 categories.

Thanks to our focus on innovative, high quality cash equities research and data, we are able to provide top quality research products to better service our clients and strengthen our sales’ expertise.

Strong Distribution & Access

We believe that high quality content deserves proper distribution. That’s why we have a well-resourced and highly-experienced Sales team with a local presence in most major markets and a Specialist Sales desk with full coverage of the equity sectors. We were also ranked #1 for Europe Equity Sales in the 2020 and 2021 Institutional Investor surveys and in the three consecutive Extel surveys (2017, 2018, 2019).

Connecting investors with corporates is also a critical role for us. In 2021, we hosted around 30 conferences and field trips, 130 expert/strategic access events, 500 roadshows and organised over 5,500 investor meetings thanks to our Corporate Access service offering.

Execution Excellence

We believe that execution quality matters more than ever and offer a full suite of trading products across electronic execution via Cortex Equities, Portfolio Trading, High Touch and ETFs by intelligently and efficiently accessing a diverse set of liquidity pools across global equity markets. Our experienced team and cutting-edge technology make us key partners for major investors on global equities.

We have built a strong Electronic Trading platform, where we continue to add new counterparts and where volumes are rising significantly. We were also ranked #1 by Long-Only investors for the third year in a row in The Trade Algorithmic Trading Survey (2021). We received the highest aggregate score of any provider and we ranked #1 in 13 of the 15 categories in the survey, including order routing, customisation, algo monitoring and execution consistency, for which we received our strongest ever results.


Institutional Investor Highlights Leadership in European Equity Research

Exane BNP Paribas maintains its position as number 1 research provider for Developed Europe from Institutional Investor Research, for 5 years running

Institutional Investor Industry Reaserch 2020

Exane BNP Paribas ranked in 1st place in all headline categories in the 2020 All-Europe Research Survey from Institutional Investor. This top performance confirms the firm’s position as the leading platform in European equities, following 3 consecutive #1 positions in the previous Extel Survey.

BNP Paribas Exane ranks #1 in The Trade’s Algorithmic Trading Survey

Once again, BNP Paribas Exane earns the top overall ranking from long-only investors, against a volatile market backdrop.

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