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 BNP Paribas Group has been active in Germany since 1947 and has successfully positioned itself on the market with thirteen companies. Private customers, companies and institutions are looked after by roughly 5,000 employees in all relevant economic regions all over the country. The wide-ranging products and services offered by BNP Paribas are almost identical to that of an universal bank. Germany is a core market for the BNP Paribas Group as the targeted growth here is geared towards continuity and one of the cornerstones of BNP Paribas' strategy for Europe. Its two main business activities, Retail Banking & Services and Corporate & Institutional Banking, ensure a balanced comprehensive income and together form a stable business model. BNP Paribas is a market leader in many areas or occupies key positions on the market and is one of the best capitalized banks in the world.