BNP Paribas Fund Link aims to make the fund distribution process easier and more efficient, by facilitating the flow of information between fund buyers and sellers thanks to blockchain and smart contract technology. One of the main objectives of the platform is to speed up the onboarding process for both fund buyers and asset managers. Fund buyers using BNP Paribas Fund Link will only have to upload their profile and investor onboarding documents once. This information will then be shared easily with the various management companies on the platform.
BNP Paribas Fund Link also aims to improve the process of buying and selling funds thanks to an efficient end-to-end trade execution solution relying on embedded business rules and shared information. This will allow for efficient control and transparency of the distribution chain while removing unnecessary delays and reconciliation costs.
Finally, BNP Paribas Fund Link’s powerful analytics tools will help investors explore fund data to compare and select funds, and fund managers to fine-tune their distribution.
Joseph Pinto, COO at AXA Investment Managers, said: “We are excited to work with BNP Paribas Securities Services on the development of this new platform. Operational efficiency is a key area for us in an increasingly competitive market environment where pressure on fees keeps rising. We believe that the new technologies used by this platform can significantly enhance our fund distribution process and ensure we are well placed to meet the continued regulatory demand for increased transparency.”