KBC Securities N.V. announces exclusive partnership with Auerbach Grayson in the U.S.

Brussels, July 1, 2024 - KBC Securities N.V. is pleased to announce a partnership effective today with Auerbach Grayson & Company LLC, a New York-based brokerage firm specialized in global trade execution, distributing foreign broker research to U.S. institutional investors, and providing them access to foreign equity capital markets. 

Through the partnership with Auerbach Grayson, KBC Securities will provide U.S. institutional investors access to Belgian and Dutch equity research, to KBC Securities’ European and U.S. equity capital market transactions as well as its trading expertise on Euronext Brussels and Amsterdam. KBC Securities will be Auerbach Grayson’s exclusive execution partner for all Belgian and Dutch equities. As such this partnership will allow KBC Securities to increase the visibility of the 123 Belgian and Dutch companies covered by 11 experienced financial analysts towards the more than 500 U.S. institutional investor clients of Auerbach Grayson and expand our client coverage in the U.S.

 "This partnership with Auerbach Grayson gives us a prominent platform in the United States to distribute our equity services towards a large investor base,” said Geert Cleuren (CEO KBC Securities). “We have been present in the US for over 25 years and recently concluded that for our equity business, partnering up with a multi-partner global broker offering a broader equity research product allows for stronger, in-depth relationships with major U.S. institutional investors.” 

“We are pleased to welcome KBC Securities into the Auerbach Grayson network”, says Nikhil Bhatnagar (CEO Auerbach Grayson). “This partnership takes Auerbach Grayson to a market leader position in the Benelux region and significantly enhances our research coverage in the Benelux region and industry leading corporate access.”

About KBC Securities

KBC Securities is the investment banking division of KBC Group, an integrated bank-insurance group. We provide financial services for a wide variety of professional clients, each with distinct needs. KBC Securities aims to be the reference in the Benelux in debt and equity solutions for corporate and institutional clients. 

About Auerbach Grayson

Founded in 1993, Auerbach Grayson is an independent New York-based firm that acts as a global brokerage firm. They have built out a global network of over 120 local partners, creating a coverage universe of +4,000 companies for servicing over 500 US institutional clients only. Auerbach Grayson’s office in New York serves as global gateway for institutional investors not only from America, but also from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Besides traditional equity securities, Auerbach Grayson connects their clients with a variety of capital markets offerings worldwide, including IPOs, follow-on stock offerings, private placements, accelerated book builds, secondary offerings, block trades, and rights issues.