March 24, 2014

BNY Mellon Named Custodian by City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System for $2 Billion in Plan Assets

NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BNY Mellon, a global leader in investment management and investment services, has been selected by the City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System (COPERS) to provide custody, accounting, and securities lending solutions to plan assets valued at $2 billion.

"BNY Mellon's commitment to quality service and status as a recognized market leader were key elements in our decision to appoint them as our new custodian," said Greg Fitchet, investment officer at City of Phoenix Employees' Retirement System. "In addition, a number of capabilities offered by its Workbench™ platform will significantly improve our efficiency in the area of document handling. BNY Mellon will be a strong partner for us as we look to fulfill our strategic goals going forward."

"This appointment attests to our ability to deliver a comprehensive package of innovative investment services to large plan sponsors," said Samir Pandiri, executive vice president and global head of Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon. "We look forward to working closely with COPERS and delivering unmatched support across every phase of our relationship."

BNY Mellon's Asset Servicing business supports institutional investors in today's fast-evolving markets, safeguarding assets and enhancing the management and administration of client investments through services that process, monitor and measure data from around the world. We leverage our global footprint and local expertise to deliver insight and solutions across every stage of the investment lifecycle.

BNY Mellon is a global investments company dedicated to helping its clients manage and service their financial assets throughout the investment lifecycle. Whether providing financial services for institutions, corporations or individual investors, BNY Mellon delivers informed investment management and investment services in 35 countries and more than 100 markets. As of Dec. 31, 2013, BNY Mellon had $27.6 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $1.6 trillion in assets under management. BNY Mellon can act as a single point of contact for clients looking to create, trade, hold, manage, service, distribute or restructure investments. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @BNYMellon.


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