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BNY Mellon Launches Comprehensive Discretionary Investment and Wealth Management Services in Hong Kong

  • BNY Mellon Wealth Management to leverage the company's Asia-Pacific presence to meet rapidly increasing wealth management demand from among the region's high net worth investors 
  • Launch builds upon BNY Mellon's global investment and wealth management strategy 

BNY Mellon* Wealth Management has received regulatory approval in Hong Kong to launch comprehensive discretionary investment and wealth management services to high net worth individual investors.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management will bring a wide range of solutions-based services including strategic asset allocation, access to world-class investment management services provided by the corporation's robust multi-boutique structure, and active, personalized client discretionary portfolio management.

BNY Mellon is one of the largest wealth managers in the world with more than U.S. $187 billion in private client assets, as of September 30, 2014.  BNY Mellon was created by the 2007 merger of the 138-year-old Mellon Financial and the Bank of New York, which was founded in 1784 and is the oldest trust bank in the U.S. It has served clients in Asia for nearly a century.

The launch signifies a marked expansion of BNY Mellon's Asia-Pacific wealth management presence serving Asian families as well as U.S. citizens. Unlike typical money management services that are more transactional in approach, BNY Mellon differentiates itself by taking a longer and broader view of serving clients' overall wealth and investment planning needs. 

"Our expansion provides greater access to comprehensive wealth and investment planning services to the high-net worth market," said Larry Hughes, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Wealth Management. "With the broad and deep capabilities of one of the world's leading investments companies, BNY Mellon offers holistic, solutions-based wealth management. Our focus on discretionary investment management, rather than transactional services, is integral to our comprehensive approach and differentiates us in the market."

"We continue to make significant investments in both our core businesses of investment management and investment services in Asia-Pacific," said Alan Harden, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management in Asia-Pacific. "Expanding on-the-ground wealth management services is a prime example of this long term commitment to the region. The Bank of New York Mellon is leveraging the trend of unprecedented wealth growth rates in the Asia-Pacific region by drawing from our broad global expertise to deliver wealth and investment planning solutions locally."

The Bank of New York Mellon is a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation ("BNY Mellon" and NYSE symbol: BK).

*Through the legal entity of The Bank of New York Mellon, Hong Kong Branch.