Who We Are

Our Story

    Pioneering Progress

    We have evolved in many ways since our founding in 1784, but our commitment to the true innovative spirit of our founder, Alexander Hamilton, remains the same. It’s the driving force behind our legacy of firsts and what continues to push us forward into the future.

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    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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Our People

    People Report

    At BNY Mellon, we're invested in our people. You may know us as the investment services and investment management company that cares for much of the world's assets.

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    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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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

Global Citizenship & Sustainability

    Diversity and Inclusion

    At BNY Mellon, every employee has the ability to make a positive impact. Through diversity and inclusion, we empower our people to reach their full potential, which enables us to deliver on our promise as the Investments Company for the World.

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    Social Finance

    At BNY Mellon, we believe that social finance, brought to scale through mainstream investor engagement, is key to enabling positive change in society. We bring the breadth of our business to bear in delivering innovative social finance solutions for clients, and our capabilities continue to grow.

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    Social Responsibility

    At BNY Mellon, Corporate Social Responsibility is at the core of our business strategy. As an engine for the financial markets, we help drive global growth and prosperity, improving lives through investing.

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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.