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LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., Mar. 6, 2013 – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR), the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven business process outsourcing solutions to financial services firms and corporate issuers globally, today announced that Itaú BBA has selected Broadridge’s comprehensive technology and BPO operations solution to support its USD-based securities lending and repo business for its New York brokerage arm, Itaú BBA USA Securities, Inc.
The agreement enables Itaú BBA to leverage Broadridge’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) solution to create a single platform to manage its U.S.-based Prime Services operations, technology and hosting needs. Broadridge’s customizable and scalable BPO solution will also facilitate Itaú’s expansion into the USD-based securities financing and repo businesses.
“It is an exciting time for Itaú as we launch our USD-based securities lending and repo business,” said Gregory Wagner, Managing Director, Global Head of Prime Services at Itaú BBA. “We are delighted to collaborate with Broadridge given their proven track record and industry-leading reputation, bundled technology and BPO offering, and domain expertise across securities lending and repo markets. Itaú is confident Broadridge is the right strategic partner that will enable us to most effectively grow the business-accelerating time to market and benefiting from their deep securities operations knowledge.”
According to Joseph Barra, President, International Securities Processing and Global Outsourcing Solutions, Broadridge, “Broadridge’s BPO model will allow Itaú to minimize its fixed-cost investment in technology and operational infrastructure while also creating new revenue-generating opportunities for the firm as it ramps up broker-dealer capabilities in the U.S. marketplace. Itaú BBA is a highly-respected institution and top name in the Latin American as well as global banking communities, and Broadridge looks forward to continuing to build upon this new relationship.”
This is the first agreement between Broadridge and Brazil-based Itaú, the largest bank in Latin America, with a market capitalization that ranks it among the largest financial institutions worldwide.
About Itaú BBA
Itaú BBA is Itaú Unibanco’s Wholesale, Investment and Treasury Bank. Itaú Unibanco is Brazil’s largest financial conglomerate and one of the world’s largest by market value. It has a portfolio of companies with revenues in excess of US$ 100 million and provides global services to around 1,300 of Latin America’s largest companies as well as around 700 institutional investors. Itaú BBA’s service portfolio includes asset investment, merger and acquisition, share offering, securitization, derivatives, structured transaction, cash management, finance and guarantee services, among others.