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BNY Mellon reappointed by Sweden's AP7 to provide global custody and collateral services for $28.8 billion in assets

LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been reappointed by Swedish state pension fund Sjunde AP-fonden (AP7) to provide global custody and collateral services to assets valued at $28.8 billion.

The new mandate includes securities lending services in addition to a comprehensive range of collateral-related solutions. AP7 will also continue to utilise DM Edge, BNY Mellon's derivatives margin management platform.

Svante Linder, chief operating officer at AP7, said: "We are happy to have reappointed BNY Mellon as our global custodian. All of the objectives we had set out in advance of this process have been met; BNY Mellon now provides our savers with a safer, better custody product. We look forward to further strengthening and enhancing our relationship with BNY Mellon going forward."

Hani Kablawi, head of Asset Servicing for Europe, Middle East & Africa at BNY Mellon, said: "The thorough evaluation that AP7 conducted during this selection process is to be commended and the fact that it culminated in an extension of our valued relationship demonstrates BNY Mellon's expertise and commitment in support of our clients' fast-evolving investment services needs.

"In addition to our long track-record as a global custodian, our Global Collateral Services business brings together an expansive and growing range of collateral solutions that ensure AP7 and our other clients have the best tools available to help them successfully navigate the ongoing changes that are reshaping the commercial and regulatory landscape here in Europe."

BNY Mellon was first appointed as AP7's service provider in 2006.

Notes to editors:

BNY Mellon's Asset Servicing business supports institutional investors in today's fast-evolving markets, safeguarding assets and enhancing the management and administration of client investments through services that process, monitor and measure data from around the world. We leverage our global footprint and local expertise to deliver insight and solutions across every stage of the investment lifecycle.

Global Collateral Services offers a comprehensive suite of capabilities to help our clients address their collateral, liquidity and securities financing needs. As they face evolving global regulations and rapidly changing market requirements, clients can leverage BNY Mellon's products and services to better manage counterparty and market risk in their collateral transactions, engage in more investment opportunities to help maximize their investment returns and access new financing alternatives.  BNY Mellon currently services $2 trillion in global collateral (including tri-party repo collateral worldwide) and approximately $100 billion in assets through its Liquidity DIRECTSM investment portal, and operates one of the industry's largest securities lending programs, with $3 trillion in lendable assets.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of December 31, 2013, BNY Mellon had $27.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.

This press release is issued by The Bank of New York Mellon to members of the financial press and media.

All information and figures source BNY Mellon unless otherwise stated as at December 31, 2013.


The Bank of New York Mellon, London Branch, registered in England and Wales with FC005522 and BR000818.

Branch office: One Canada Square, London E14 5AL. The Bank of New York Mellon is supervised and regulated by the New York State Department of Financial Services and the Federal Reserve and authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

The Bank of New York Mellon London branch is subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.


Tim Steele 
+44 20 7163 5850
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