Broadridge Completes Acquisition of M&T Bank Corporation’s Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services Business
Expands Broadridge’s Matrix Financial Solutions Retirement Services Offering
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 13, 2015 – Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) has completed its acquisition of the trade processing business of the Wilmington Trust Retirement and Institutional Services unit of M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB). The acquired business is being combined with Broadridge’s Matrix Financial Solutions, a best-in-class mutual fund and ETF trade processing platform that that will service more than $300 billion in assets under administration after giving effect to this transaction.
Broadridge announced its agreement to acquire the business on January 21, 2015. Terms were not disclosed.
“The addition of Wilmington’s products and service team to Matrix’s open-architecture platform enables us to expand our retirement solutions offering and provide comprehensive support for the growing qualified and non-qualified plan services market,” said Gerard F. Scavelli, President of Broadridge’s Mutual Funds and Retirement Solutions Group. “Broadridge is committed to offering deeper, innovative capabilities for third-party administrators, financial advisors, record-keepers and banks. We are delighted to welcome Wilmington’s customers to our client base, and associates to our organization.”
The acquired trade processing business will be integrated into the Matrix Financial Solutions business of Broadridge’s Mutual Funds and Retirement Solutions Group.
Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) is the leading provider of investor communications and technology-driven solutions for broker-dealers, banks, mutual funds and other corporations. Broadridge’s investor and customer communications, securities processing and managed services solutions help clients reduce their capital investments in operations infrastructure, allowing them to increase their focus on core business activities. With over 50 years of experience, Broadridge's infrastructure underpins proxy voting services for over 90% of public companies and mutual funds in North America and processes on average $5 trillion in equity and fixed income trades per day. Broadridge employs approximately 10,000 associates in 16 countries.
For more information about Broadridge, please visit www.broadridge.com.
About Matrix Financial Solutions
Matrix Financial Solutions, now part of Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., is a leading provider of TrueOpen™ retirement products and services for third party administrators, financial advisors, banks and other financial professionals. Matrix serves more than 400 financial institutions with over $300 billion in customer assets processed through its trading platform. For more information about Matrix, please visit matrix.broadridge.com.
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