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BNY Mellon expands collaboration with SNB Capital to launch transformative data management solution in Saudi Arabia

Deepening alliance brings together BNY Mellon’s leading edge data management expertise and securities servicing capabilities with SNB Capital’s local expertise and infrastructure to power innovative solutions

BNY Mellon and SNB Capital are pleased to announce a transformative data management solutions collaboration in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to help build a robust, market-leading and inclusive capital markets ecosystem.

Building on the earlier strategic alliance to deliver securities services capabilities, SNB Capital will deploy BNY Mellon’s data platform within its IT infrastructure in the Kingdom. The award-winning BNY Mellon data platform enables organizations to transform their data landscapes by centralizing and effectively managing complex investment assets. Capabilities include providing user-centric solutions designed to deliver accurate and timely data, gauge risk exposure and provide system-wide security via a centralized data repository.

The solution is one of the first of its kind to provide services within SNB Capital’s IT infrastructure designed in accordance with the Kingdom’s data-localization requirements, adding a unique value proposition. This latest collaboration is a significant development for Saudi Arabia’s financial sector and is set to deliver institutional clients of SNB Capital a single, unified solution for local and global assets.

Akash Shah, Chief Growth Officer of BNY Mellon, said, “As capital markets shift towards a digital future, we are delighted to further our alliance with SNB Capital by providing a future-ready data analytics solution to help build the leading global capital markets infrastructure in the Kingdom and drive growth. Our collaboration combines the strengths of leading institutions to support the demands of Saudi Arabia’s growing financial sector and vision of a sustainable diversified economic ecosystem. At BNY Mellon, our mission is to empower our clients, institutions and leaders to succeed across the financial world, and we are proud to build on our legacy of trust and innovation in the region.”

Rashed Sharif, CEO of SNB Capital, added, “Our leading role in growing and developing the Kingdom’s capital markets and the financial sector in line with Vision 2030 is highly dependent on having the right technology, capabilities and partners. This deployment reinforces our top market position when it comes to serving the complex data management and reporting needs of institutions and large asset owners in the Kingdom. The strength of our partnership with BNY Mellon will be a driver for continued growth in our Custody and Asset Servicing business”.

BNY Mellon’s state-of-the-art data management platform, which aims to accelerate the optimization of typically manual investment workflows, will offer SNB Capital’s clients in the Kingdom significant opportunities to improve their performance through enhanced data flows. This open-architecture software will connect all market participants and enable collaboration with leading technology providing clients the tools for using data in the front, middle and back offices.

The collaboration builds on BNY Mellon’s activity in the region, including the previous announcement of a strategic alliance with SNB Capital, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s largest custodian. This marked a key milestone in the Kingdom’s capital markets infrastructure and Saudi Vision 2030, which includes creating a diversified financial services sector to support the development of the national economy.

As the market continues to evolve, supported by the National Investment Strategy, SNB Capital and BNY Mellon are committed to the long-term goals of attracting global investors, whilst developing world leading market infrastructure, cybersecurity and data resiliency solutions.