BNP Paribas

October 16, 2012 12:36 ET

BNP Paribas CIB Hires Jon Bass to Head Fixed Income Sales and IRM in the US

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) -  BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) today announced the appointment of Jon Bass as Head of Fixed Income Sales and Investor Relationship Manager (IRM) for the US.

In this newly created post, Mr. Bass will ensure that the Bank's resources are aligned with clients' needs across Fixed Income and Global Equities and Commodity Derivatives (GECD). Mr. Bass will be based in New York reporting locally to Christian Mundigo and Kip Testwuide, Co-Heads of Fixed Income, as well as to Chris Innes, Head of Equities. In London, he will report to Arne Groes, Global Head of Fixed Income Sales and Talbot Stark, Global Head of IRM.

"Our success lies in placing our clients at the center of what we do. Jon in his new role will ensure the Bank is positioned to better deliver its global resources to our US clients," said Mr. Clark. The senior relationship managers within the IRM Americas team and the three Heads of Sales within Fixed Income Americas (Rates, Credit and Foreign Exchange) will all report to Mr. Bass.

Mr. Bass brings with him over 25 years of industry experience. After 14 years at Citigroup/Salomon Brothers as a leading Fixed Income producer and, later, a Managing Director, he then joined UBS. He served as Head of US Fixed Income Distribution and also Head of Client Relationship Management Team during his nine years at UBS. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Mr. Bass was Head of Global Distribution across Fixed Income, Equities and Commodities platform at MF Global.

About BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking:
BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Banking employs around 20,000 people in over 50 countries and services 14,000 corporate and institutional clients worldwide.

BNP Paribas CIB excels in:
Derivatives - where it is one of the leading global players in rates, credit, forex, commodity and equity derivatives
Capital markets - where it is one of the top European houses in both ECM and DCM (bond, securitization, convertibles and equity issuance)
Structured finance - where it is amongst the leaders in acquisition, export, project, energy and commodity finance globally

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas ( is one of the best rated banks in the world. The Group has a presence in more than 80 countries and more than 200,000 employees, including more than 160,000 in Europe. It ranks highly in its three core activities: Retail Banking, Investment Solutions and Corporate & Investment Banking. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail banking model across the Europe-Mediterranean zone and boasts a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Investment Banking and Investment Solutions activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas and solid and fast-growing businesses in Asia.