BNY Mellon & Burgiss Offer Integrated Content Onto Workbench™ Platform

Boston, MA, March 16, 2011 — BNY Mellon, the global leader in investment services, has announced a new capability that integrates investment-level information on client private equity portfolios – sourced from Burgiss – and makes it available via BNY Mellon Asset Servicing’s Workbench™ portal.  The service will, for the first time, allow institutional clients with a Burgiss data subscription to access consolidated, detailed information on their public and private market investments in a single location.

According to data tracked by the BNY Mellon U.S. Master Trust Universe, for plans with more than $1 billion in assets, 95% have an allocation to private equity (PE).  The median PE allocation among all plan types was almost 10% of total assets, with Foundations and Endowments having the highest share at just under 30%.  As of Dec. 31, 2010, the market value of PE assets in the Trust Universe was $110 billion.

“Private equity represents a significant exposure for most institutional investors, and with our ability to bring their PE data onto our Workbench portal, we can now help clients see their entire portfolio in a few clicks,” said John Gruber, managing director, global product strategy of BNY Mellon Asset Servicing’s Performance & Risk Analytics (P&RA) group. “Historically, institutional investors have been challenged to combine their exposure to these private investments with publicly-traded portfolios.  This capability adds a new level of transparency, which is critical to our clients.”

BNY Mellon is the first custodian to integrate content produced by Burgiss onto a custodial reporting platform.  Identified as a key need through BNY Mellon’s client advisory board, the consolidated private equity information allows institutions to streamline their reporting process while gaining greater insight and transparency into performance and investment risks.  Without leaving the Workbench interface, clients can access holdings-level analysis of their limited partnerships and can view, analyze and report on holdings, sector and geographical exposures.

“Our long-standing partnership with BNY Mellon has always been about the customer.  Getting more of their data into Workbench is a big win for clients,” said James Kocis, president of Burgiss.

For more than a decade, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing has supported institutional clients’ private equity analysis and reporting needs through its relationship with Burgiss, including providing data management and accounting services as well as access to advanced private equity tools.

About BNY Mellon Asset Servicing

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers clients worldwide a broad spectrum of specialized asset servicing capabilities, including custody and fund services, securities lending, performance and analytics, and execution services.  BNY Mellon Asset Servicing provides services through BNY Mellon and other related companies.

About BNY Mellon

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets.  BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team.  It has $25.0 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.17 trillion in assets under management, services $12.0 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK). Learn more at

About Burgiss

Burgiss provides portfolio management software, data and analytics to asset owners investing in private capital. Our solutions streamline the investment process, provide transparency into portfolio holdings, and enable data-driven decisions. As an integral part of the private capital ecosystem, we continue to enhance our solutions by working with investors to meet their ever-changing needs. Learn more at