BNY Mellon Acquires Cutwater Asset Management

London and New York - 5 January 2015

Transaction to Support Insight Investment's* Fixed Income Offering in the U.S. 

BNY Mellon today announced the successful acquisition on January 2, 2015, of Cutwater Asset Management ("Cutwater"), a U.S.-based fixed income and solutions specialist with a 20-year track record and approximately $22 billion in assets under management.  

Cutwater will now operate as part of BNY Mellon's $1.6 trillion in assets multi-boutique investment management business. It will work closely with, and be administered by, Insight Investment*, a leading European asset manager and one of BNY Mellon's premier investment firms.

Cutwater's investment capabilities encompass a wide range of U.S. fixed income strategies including core, long duration, high yield, loans, absolute return and liability risk management. These capabilities will deepen BNY Mellon's and Insight's fixed income research and portfolio management expertise in the world's biggest and most diverse credit market.

BNY Mellon announced its intention to acquire Cutwater from MBIA Inc. on October 6, 2014. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

BNY Mellon Investment Management is one of the world's leading investment management organizations and one of the top U.S. wealth managers, with $1.6 trillion in assets under management as of September 30, 2014. It encompasses BNY Mellon's affiliated investment management firms, wealth management services and global distribution companies. 

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 September 30, 2014, BNY Mellon had $28.3 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). 

*About Insight Investment/Insight Pareto (U.S.)

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