BNY Mellon appointed by Topdanmark to provide custody and securities lending for $2.8 billion in assets

Aug 04, 2015, 06:00 ET from BNY Mellon

LONDON, Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been appointed by Topdanmark A/S, Denmark's second largest insurance company, to provide custody and securities lending services for its international equity and bond portfolios which are valued at $2.8 billion.

Henrik Thornval, Head of Asset Management at Topdanmark, said: "BNY Mellon's long-standing commitment to providing custody services, evidenced by its ability to combine an impressive customer technology interface with a high-touch service model, were key factors in our decision to appoint the investments company as our new provider."

"Topdanmark joins a client base of over 30 asset servicing clients supported by our Nordic team which is spearheaded by our relationship managers in Copenhagen," adds Brian Blanchard, Managing Director of Asset Servicing, Nordic Markets at BNY Mellon. "As financial markets and the regulatory landscape continue to evolve BNY Mellon remains committed to investing in its staff, services and client seminars - which cover topics such as tax and regulation - to ensure that we can support our clients across the region."

Notes to editors:

Topdanmark is Denmark's second largest insurance company, and the only company which combines non-life insurance, life insurance and pension fund business. Topdanmark's principal task is to help people through responsible management of their insurance policies or pension schemes. Topdanmark strives to give its customers the feeling that they are in good hands and well-helped when they need it.

Topdanmark has a wide and numerous range of customers, i.e. more than one million personal customers, every second Danish farm and one in six businesses in Denmark. It is an exciting challenge to supply attractive and up-to-date products to modern consumers and to be a competent partner in a lively and dynamic market.

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