Laurent Descout

Laurent Descout

CEO at NEO Capital Markets
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Bio CEO at NEO We develop solutions to help corporates manage their FX risk NEO Capital Markets is a fully MIFID2 regulated firm by CNMV and registered with FCA Career History Former CFO and Founding partner at Kantox Former partner at Vocation Finance structured finance advisory


The future of Payments in Europe

The European Parliament votes for instant payments, what does this mean for corporates?

20 Feb 2024

Earlier this month, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) voted to adopt a new set of rules that will ensure transferred funds arrive immediately in the bank accounts of retail customers and businesses across the EU. This follows the landmark provisional agreement reached by the Parliament and Council late last year and requires all payment s...


The top three cross-border payment pain points faced by SMEs

07 Nov 2023

B2B cross-border payments are vital for facilitating trade between businesses in different countries. In 2022 B2B transactions exceeded $150 trillion and accounted for more than 96% of the overall cross-border payment volume. Thanks to digitalisation and the growth of eCommerce, three-fifths (58%) of SMEs say they are sending and receiving more c...



Money 20/20 USA: What to expect at this year’s event

18 Oct 2023

Money 20/20 is the world’s biggest, most influential gathering of the global money ecosystem, where visionaries, innovators, and leaders come together to discuss and explore the latest trends and developments in the financial world. This year’s event promises to be a special one and we’re looking forward to meeting fellow industry experts in Las Ve...

Banking Strategy, Digital and Transformation

Why real-time data remains a top priority for treasurers

06 Jul 2023

Treasurers recognise the value of the vast quantities of data at their disposal, no more so when markets are more volatile. When data is appropriately used it enables better, smarter decisions and faster reactions to crises. A recent survey found that foreign exchange (FX), commodity prices and liquidity risk were all top risk management prioritie...