Who We Are

Our Story

    The Buck Started Here

    Started by Alexander Hamilton in 1784, BNY Mellon is one of the longest-lasting financial institutions in the world. We have endured, been innovative and went on to prosper through every economic event and market move over the past 230 years.

    We are grounded in history, looking towards the future. See our timeline.

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    BNY Mellon: Invested

    We serve exceptional clients, many of the world’s leading investors. They rely on us to connect to opportunities in 100 markets across 35 countries. Our extraordinary people, experts in their field, make it possible. It’s one reason we’re the investments company for the world.

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    BNY Mellon strives to make a positive impact in the world directly through peoples’ lives. Our efforts have been recognized by media, professional organizations and community groups from around the world.

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Company Profile

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BNY Mellon is an investments company. We provide investment management, investment services and wealth management that help institutions and individuals succeed in markets all over the world.

Established 1784
Founder Alexander Hamilton
Headquarters 225 Liberty Street
Ticker Symbol BK


    Gerald Hassell, Chairman and CEO

    Gerald became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BNY Mellon in 2011, has served as an executive since 1994 and joined the company as a management trainee in 1973. During this time, he has helped transform BNY Mellon into the world’s largest custodian and one of its largest investment managers. Gerald holds an MBA in finance from NYU Stern School of Business and a BA in economics from Duke University.

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Social Responsibility


Our approach to social responsibility has evolved beyond our already strong employee engagement, environmental stewardship and community commitments. Now, to complement BNY Mellon’s role in global capital markets, we’re invested more than ever — invested in our people, invested in market integrity and invested in the world.

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Invested in Innovation

For more than 230 years, BNY Mellon has been investing in innovation. It is how we have introduced new products and services that have helped our clients succeed and transform the financial services industry worldwide. Today it’s still a part of everything we do. From the way we engage our clients to how we respond to new challenges in the markets, at BNY Mellon we’re invested in innovation – ideas that drive change and help our clients build their future.