BNY Mellon, A Vision of Growth and a History of Performance Through Good Times and Bad
BNY Mellon, A Vision of Growth and a History of Performance
Through Good Times and Bad
BNY Mellon's history of providing distinguished service spans 225 years. Founded in 1784, soon after the birth of the new American republic, our history is inextricably woven into the broader history of the nation.
Two of our leaders, during different centuries, played key roles in the development of the American government and economy, helping to shape the nation and the prosperity enjoyed by its citizens and businesses.
Alexander Hamilton, one of America's founding fathers and a highly respected New York attorney, personally wrote the company's constitution and, during the early years, remained the individual most actively involved in the organization. Hamilton's economic vision and firm grasp of financial principles served the company well. Hamilton went on to become the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury and a member of George Washington's first cabinet.
Less than a century later, this focus on driving business development was amplified by Andrew Mellon, whose willingness to fund and invest in new business startups helped launch the American industrial revolution. Mellon became one of America's foremost financiers, industrialists and philanthropists. As with Hamilton, in time Mellon was appointed U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, a position he held under three U.S. Presidents.
From the beginning, we have embraced the changes and challenges that face our clients and helped them navigate the increasing complexity of the world's financial markets. This tradition of focusing on the needs of businesses and the management of wealth has served BNY Mellon well for 225 years. And it is our goal to continue to do so well into the future.