Started by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, BNY Mellon is one of the longest-lasting financial institutions in the world. We have endured, innovated and prospered through every economic event and market move over the past 230 years.
In Latin America, BNY Mellon has been conducting business for over 100 years. With representative offices in Mexico, Chile and Argentina, as well as significant local operations and a banking license in Brazil, the Company offers a full range of financial services to the Latin market.
Our story in the region began in 1893, when The Bank of New York became the agent for the British Bank of South America, which had a number of branches across the region. The Company then opened offices in Buenos Aires in 1970, the Cayman Islands in 1973, in Miami to serve Latin America clients in 1981, and a Representative Office in Mexico City in 1994. In parallel, Mellon Financial Corporation formed a relationship with The Bank of London in South America in 1965, and later opened offices in Santiago and Rio de Janeiro.
In 2007, The Bank of New York Company, Inc. merged with Mellon Financial Corporation to create the world’s largest securities servicing provider and a top asset management firm globally, making the two legendary institutions a winning team as one BNY Mellon.