Green credentials and RBS deal work in BNPP's favour

Winning the mandate to acquire and integrate RBS's £15 billion structured products portfolio and a fresh approach to environmental finance are at the core of BNP Paribas' house of the year award

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Jean-Eric Pacini, BNP Paribas

BNP Paribas was the winning bidder in this year's biggest deal, the acquisition of the £15 billion structured products portfolio sold by Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The size of the transaction was extraordinary - with 20,000 products changing hands - as was the number of those bidding: thirty-one candidates were reduced to 10, then four, and then two before BNP Paribas was awarded the mandate (see ‘Deal of the year').

The transfer included the implementation of a specific collateralised set-up

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