Our Story

Over 230 years of investing in innovative financial solutions for the world.

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. 

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Our Legacy

From the legacy of our founder, Alexander Hamilton, to how we are Invested today, our story is made up of a history of firsts.


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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.

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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Imbued with more than 230 years of history and an innovative legacy, BNY Mellon continues to help shape the future of financial services.

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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

We are invested in helping individuals and institutions invest, transact and conduct business around the world.


Company Profile

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$30.6

trillion assets under
custody and/or administration *

$1.7

trillion assets
under management *

100+

markets


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.
 

* All figures as of March 31, 2017

Established 1784
Founder Alexander Hamilton
Headquarters 225 Liberty Street
Ticker Symbol BK
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We are a global leader in providing a comprehensive array of services that enable institutions and individuals to service and manage their financial assets.

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Learn more about us through BNY Mellon’s quarterly report of key financial data as well our global business news and insights.

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Global Locations

With a dedicated business presence on six continents, 35 countries and over 100 markets, BNY Mellon delivers global scale at the local level.


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Our People

At BNY Mellon, we believe each of us has the power to improve lives through investing. That’s why our best investment is the one we make in our people.

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Our World

At BNY Mellon, being invested in the world means using our expertise, skills and resources to help bring positive change in society and for the environment.

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Our Future

We’re Invested in embracing the future. Our innovative spirit continues to drive change, helping us transform the global financial markets.

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