Prime Solutions & Financing


A global and cross-asset platform for the clearing of listed and OTC products, execution of listed derivatives, prime brokerage services, securities financing through repurchase agreement (repo), and a market leading electronic execution provider. Prime Solutions & Financing (PS&F) is one of four banks globally offering a full suite of investor services, from trading to financing, clearing and custody, in partnership with BNP Paribas Securities Services.


in client services among prime brokers for 8 consecutive years (source; Global Custodian Prime Brokerage Survey 2020)


across the liquidity spectrum with expertise in rates and credit repo


exchanges and major central counterparty clearing houses market access

We have access to capital through BNP Paribas’ strong credit rating and balance sheet, supported by the Group’s continued balance sheet commitment to our business and client segments.

Prime services

A truly holistic and client-centric offer

Our Prime Brokerage services include execution, clearance, settlement and financing. We provide deep and expansive pools of security lending and inventory supply, with advanced margining capabilities, cross-margining and collateralisation. We have a  fully-integrated cash prime brokerage business, with synthetic financing and listed derivative clearing with comprehensive, multi-asset global market access. We are present in over 50 markets globally with clients in UCITS (Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities), 40 Act fund, hedge funds and asset management.

Derivatives Execution & Clearing (DEC)

A leading player since the mid-1980s

BNP Paribas has the fastest growing DEC business in the industry for four consecutive years. We help clients alleviate impacts and challenges of regulatory developments on derivatives execution & clearing, and provide access to leading markets through BNP Paribas’ memberships to 70+ exchanges and major Central Counterparty Clearing Houses (CCPs). We have a comprehensive algorithm offering available in-house, through fintech partnerships and a global voice desk, as well as strong commitment with multi-million dollars invested in our platform and technology to deliver best-in-class service to clients.

Financing & Collateral Transformation

Financing across the liquidity spectrum

With a fully integrated platform for financing fixed income securities, BNP Paribas offers market-leading cross-asset and structured financing solutions, providing financing across the liquidity spectrum. We have extensive expertise in rates and credit repo. Our team provides a broad suite of advanced solutions for our clients, from operational efficiency to alpha generation. We offer yield enhancement strategies with collateral swaps or term repos as well as overnight and longer-dated cash management products. We also support lifers in managing duration and regulatory constraints with forward bonds.

Advanced digital solutions

Cortex Listed

Trading at the click of a finger

BNP Paribas’ best-in-class Execution Management System for listed derivatives trading, powered by Fidessa.

Electronic equities

Access to 70 trading venues and frontiers

We deliver top notch electronic execution across the market to clients, with differentiating liquidity (Adaptive Algos, upgraded Smart Order Routing and low latency Direct Memory Access channels). With a global footprint, we offer execution consulting and coverage services with quantitative execution analysis.

Itarle’s vision system

Real-time analytics

Itarle’s vision system offers detailed information on your orders as well as its performance and provides enhanced statistics, all updated in real time. 

Our awards

Strong Results in Hedge Fund Admin & Prime Brokerage Surveys

BNP Paribas achieved solid results in Global Custodian’s 2021 Hedge Fund Administration and Prime Brokerage Surveys.

FX Markets recognises BNP Paribas for algo and prime brokerage services

BNP Paribas wins two categories at the FX Markets e-FX Awards 2021, including best algo provider and best prime broker

BNP Paribas wins Bank of the Year award at the FOW International Awards 2019

BNP Paribas receives top honours at the Futures and Options World (FOW) International Awards 2019 winning Bank of the Year.

BNP Paribas wins Best Prime Broker

FX Markets acknowledges the bank's achievements in the global prime brokerage franchise.

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