Back to our pre-launch event
The launch event of FIMAT occured on Tuesday, February 6th 2018, during which our project was presented. The team who has worked on the platform for several months revealed to the market players how the project will help them in the management of their NEU CP.
We had the pleasure to welcome more than 120 guests, representative of the whole market: corporate, banking and public issuers, dealers and brokers, investors, domiciliary agents, as well as Euroclear and Banque de France officials.
Pierre-Jean Esmieu-Fournel, President of Blue Group and shareholder of FIMAT endorsed for the occasion the role of master of ceremony and presented in turn the speakers and their respective scopes.
Franck Hebeisen, ICA director and expert in the market of negotiable debt securities, gave an overview of Paris financial marketplace and its needs. The history and future of the NEU CP were factually presented and confirmed our strategy: to support a market in the process of digitalization without disrupting the codes which makes its effectiveness today.
Then Pascal Lauffer, our CEO, took the floor to explain the short and long-term strategy of FIMAT. We first deploy a solution on NEU CP negotiation process before going to other European markets, such as EuroCP.
At the same time, we lead a vertical strategy of the process, by laying from today the foundations for the use of Blockchain technology, which will eventually improve settlement and clearing. Pascal insisted on the community value: the market digitalization is not done by itself, it is important to work with all the actors to make this transformation works.
Eric Le Strat, our CTO, and Thierry Pecoud, Partner at Anéo, FIMAT's partner since the beginning, then explained what guides the platform's development, namely a cutomer centric creation via two strong concepts:
- user experience: each screen is worked on, presented and modified as many times as necessary, in order to offer a fast process and direct access to the information.
- development under agile methods, which allow to quickly modify or integrate customer feedback throughout the creation of the solution.
Didier Descombes, Strategy and Development Director and Benoit Heitz, Managing Director of Sopra Steria's Banking & Insurance unit, presented their company and the importance of blockchain technology and fintech in their development strategy. They then explained why they chose to partner with FIMAT and commit to accelerate its growth.
Pierre-Jean Fournel closed the presentation with a clear call to action: come and participate in the creation of the platform that will meet your needs.
All the guests were then able to share their impressions over a cocktail.
We would like to thank our guests, who braved the snow to listen to us, and our speaker partners who trusted us.
The presentation video summary: