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BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 71 countries, with approximately 199,000 employees, of which more than 151,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realize their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance.

In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending.

BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific. For more information:


Akram Ayyash
Akram Ayyash Vice President - Structured Credit Trading BNP Paribas
Guillaume Mear
Guillaume Mear Managing Director BNP Paribas



The index tranche market had a great start to 2020, with trading volumes for the first half reaching $175 billion (around 70% of 2019s full year total). This activity is in turn attracting funds to the product, including a number of new start-ups. 

  • What is driving this surge in activity?
  • What are the most attractive opportunities for investors?
  • How are macro/idiosyncratic risk and dispersion affecting the capital structure?
  • How robust are liquidity and market maker support?
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    Akram Ayyash Vice President-Structured Credit Trading, BNP Paribas
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    Kelley Baum Head of Liquid Credit, III Capital Management
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    Sam Lilley Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
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    Dan Alderson Deputy Editor, Creditflux