| Bank of New York Mellon divides its businesses into two business segments, Investment Services and Investment and Wealth Management. Co. also has an Other segment, which includes the leasing portfolio, corporate treasury activities (including Co.'s securities portfolio), derivatives and other trading activity, corporate and bank-owned life insurance, renewable energy investments and business exits. Co.'s two principal U.S. banking subsidiaries engage in trust and custody activities, investment management services, banking services and various securities-related activities. Co. has four other U.S. bank and/or trust company subsidiaries focusing on trust products and services across the U.S. The BK YTD return is shown above.
The YTD Return on the BK YTD return page and across the coverage universe of our site,
is a measure of the total return for a given investment year-to-date for the current calendar year
(up to the end of prior trading session). Arguably, choosing the current calendar year for a measurement
period is on the one hand completely arbitrary, but on the other hand a year-to-date look can be extremely
useful in the context of our country's tax system which taxes gains and income on a calendar year basis.
Thus, researching Year-To-Date Returns is good practice for investors — whether BK YTD return or other benchmarks/peers
— and when doing so it is also important to factor in dividends, because a financial instrument's YTD return is
more than just the change in price if that instrument pays a dividend or coupon. Our website aims to empower investors
by performing the BK YTD return calculation (with any dividends reinvested as applicable), and to provide a
coverage universe of many stocks and ETFs to be able to compare YTD returns.