“When volatility and uncertainty are high, that’s when investors need a top-quality, experienced research team to navigate a landscape that’s been very dynamic almost day-to-day,” says Theepan Jothilingam, head of research at Exane BNP Paribas.

This includes a high-quality corporate access program.

“Clients wanted greater access to corporates so they could take a real-time pulse on what companies are seeing,” says Paul Reynolds, Exane BNPP’s head of advisory. “That in turn required corporate access teams to be very responsive not just in terms of getting a number of clients connected but also changing the business model in the sense that you’re offering a virtual service now.”

Investors seem to have appreciated Exane BNPP’s efforts: The bank came second this year’s ranking of Europe’s Top Corporate Access Providers, behind first-place provider Kepler Cheuvreux.

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