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Bank of the West Wealth Management Hosts Silicon Valley Millennial Event as part of BNP Paribas Wealth Management 2017 Global NextGen Experience Series
San Francisco, CA | Nov 08, 2017

  • "Innovation for Impact" event is a new addition to the annual series by BNP Paribas Wealth Management following events in Hong Kong and Paris

Bank of the West Wealth Management Group's Family Wealth Advisors hosted the Silicon Valley segment of the BNP Paribas' 2017 Global NextGen Experience program for ultra-high-net-worth Millennials. The four day event brought together the next generation of clients with some of the world's largest tech companies centered on three key themes: entrepreneurship, multi-generational family wealth and investing with purpose.

"Bank of the West was thrilled to host the NextGen Experience's final program this year in the global epicenter of entrepreneurship and technological development," said Pierre Ramadier, Head of Wealth Management at Bank of the West. "Through the global reach of our parent company, BNP Paribas, and our local presence in Silicon Valley, we were able to offer international clients a hands-on look at the startup process and the financial decisions involved in innovative business growth and multi-generational family wealth."

Attendees explored the lifecycle of an entrepreneur through a live pitch session, panel discussions and tours of a number of technology companies across the region. Attendees served as judges during a pitch session, voting on the best start-up idea among participants. The full program was recorded by a graphical note-taker, who provided attendees with takeaway materials in a unique format. Attendees also saw presentations by guest speakers like Ben Bingham, author of "Making Money Matter," and sessions with local family offices and foundations.

For more information on the NextGen Experience and materials related to the program, visit:

  • Bank of the West Blog here.
  • Video recap of Next Gen Silicon Valley here.
  • BNP Paribas Wealth Management website.

About BNP Paribas Wealth Management
BNP Paribas Wealth Management is a leading global private bank and #1 Private Bank in the Eurozone. Present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the US, over 6,600 professionals provide a private investor clientele with solutions for optimizing and managing their assets. The bank has €358 billion worth of assets under management (as at 30 September 2017) and was elected "Best Private Bank for Entrepreneurs" in 2016 and 2017. BNP Paribas Wealth Management leverages all of the Group's capabilities to help entrepreneurs build a bridge between professional and personal projects at each step of development of their company.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas is a leading bank in Europe with an international reach. It has a presence in 74 countries, with more than 192,000 employees, including more than 146,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, the Group has four domestic markets (Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg) and BNP Paribas Personal Finance is the European leader in consumer lending. BNP Paribas is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model in Mediterranean countries, in Turkey, in Eastern Europe and a large network in the western part of the United States. In its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services activities, BNP Paribas also enjoys top positions in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.

About Bank of the West Wealth Management
Bank of the West Wealth Management provides wealth planning, investment management*, personal banking, philanthropy, and trust and fiduciary services. The group is part of BNP Paribas' global wealth management business of more than 6,600 professionals present in three hubs in Europe, Asia and the U.S. with more than $12.9 billion** in assets under management in the United States and €358 billion ($414.7 billion) in assets under management globally as of September 30, 2017.

About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is a financial services company headquartered in San Francisco with $89.8 billion in assets as of September 30, 2017. Founded in 1874, Bank of the West provides a wide range of personal, commercial, wealth management and international banking services through more than 600 branches and offices in 23 states and digital channels. Bank of the West is a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, a leading bank in Europe, which has a presence in 74 countries with more than 192,000 employees. To learn more about Bank of the West, visit About Us via

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