Our Legacy

50 Years in the UK

BNY Mellon proudly celebrates its UK Golden Jubilee in 2017. Michael Cole-Fontayn, Chairman of EMEA, shares some fascinating photographs from our London branch opening in 1967 and reflects on the company's legacy and priorities in the coming years.

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Future Founded

Alexander Hamilton founded our company in 1784. His genius – his unequalled ability to both envision the future and create the mechanisms to make it happen – is our legacy. It has powered our growth into a global investments company that remains true to the values on which it was built. Learn how Hamilton’s pioneering spirit has propelled BNY Mellon forward over the last 233 years.

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Test Your Knowledge of Our Founder

Alexander Hamilton’s innovative spirit lives within our company today. Take this quiz to see how much you know about his storied past.

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Hamilton’s Impact

BIRTHDATE: January 11, 1757
EDUCATION: Columbia University, King’s College
FOUNDER: The Bank of New York, now BNY Mellon;
Helped establish the modern day banking industry
CAREERS: US Treasury Secretary, soldier, lawyer, orator, innovator, writer

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