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We’ve been at the forefront of change in the financial world for over 230 years. We have weathered times of calm and crisis, and we have done it by adapting, refining and consistently improving our services. That spirit of discovery has enabled us to stay ahead of the curve and deliver maximum success for our clients yesterday, today and tomorrow. 

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Founded by an Innovator

Not only was Alexander Hamilton the country's first Secretary of the Treasury, he also helped establish the U.S. Mint—and his face is still on the $10 bill. His list of titles included military commander, economist, congressman, banker, lawyer and political philosopher. After resigning from Congress, he returned to New York to continue his legal work, and in 1784 founded the Bank of New York.

People sometimes attribute my success to my genius; all the genius I know anything about is hard work.
— Alexander Hamilton
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A Culture of Innovation

The breadth of our solutions is based upon Hamilton’s timeless vision for innovation. Guided by your objectives, we draw on extensive in-house capabilities across all areas of wealth management, from trusts and investments to specializations such as tax and lending strategies. Our Active Wealth approach is grounded in a deep understanding of who our clients are, and has brought us the success we care about most: highly satisfied, loyal clients whose relationships with us span generations.

Ahead of Our Time

Our humble beginnings have paved the way for an accomplished financial perspective. For the sake of our clients and the industry, we’re always sharpening our expertise.

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Starting the Exchange

Long before computers, industrial averages, or opening bells, New York City stockbrokers were changing the way the world does business. Twenty-four gathered under a buttonwood tree just steps from what was BNY Mellon's original headquarters to sign a document that would soon lead to the formation of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Refinancing America

After the stock market crash of October 29, 1929, the world financial system was shaken. In the decades to follow, the Great Depression forced global markets to struggle to find solid ground. The Bank of New York didn't just weather the storm, it helped bring peace of mind to clients and showed gains when others could not.