January 23, 2012

BNY Mellon Opens a New Wealth Management Office in the Cayman Islands


New Location to Expand Firm's Global Capabilities to Serve International Clients

NEW YORK and CAYMAN Islands, January 23, 2012 — After 30 years of serving international clients through local business partners in the Cayman Islands, BNY Mellon's wealth management business recently opened its first office on Grand Cayman. The move is the latest of steps BNY Mellon's International Wealth Management group has taken to expand its reach.

BNY Mellon's IWM group focuses on the wealth and investment planning, trust and estate planning and private banking needs of high net worth clients around the globe. Peter Moertl heads the company's IWM offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, and, now, in the Cayman Islands. BNY Mellon also has a wealth management presence in Toronto.

Patrizia Bruzio, vice president for International Wealth Management Wealth Advisory Services is general manager and director of the BNY Mellon Trust Company (Cayman) Ltd. She is based in Grand Cayman which will serve as a base enhancing the Cayman Trust Company and other international trust opportunities.

"As BNY Mellon strengthens its focus on global markets, we embarked on a strategic reorganization of our international operations, established our presence in Toronto, and are further expanding with our new office in the Cayman Islands, Moertl said. "We currently serve a sizable number of family offices and ultra high-net-worth individuals with complex, transnational needs that can be served by our Cayman location."

The new space is located in Camana Bay one of the Island's newest office, retail and entertainment complexes. Bruzio said she already has made two local hires and the business features prominently in the firm's expansion plans for its international wealth management division.

BNY Mellon Wealth Management is among the nation's leading wealth managers, with more than two centuries of experience in providing investment management, wealth and estate planning, and private banking services to financially successful individuals and families, their family offices and business enterprises, charitable gift programs, and endowments and foundations. It is among the top 10 U.S. wealth managers with about $168 billion in private client assets and an extensive network of offices in the U.S. and internationally.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets. BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has $25.8 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.26 trillion in assets under management, services $11.8 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.5 trillion per day. BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation. Additional information is available on www.bnymellon.com or follow us on Twitter@BNYMellon.