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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

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Treasury Management

Real-time Data is Treasurers’ Top Priority

24 Nov 2021

An industry survey conducted by the European Association of Corporate Treasurers (EACT) has revealed that treasurers are now recognising the value of the vast quantities of data at their disposal. When it is appropriately used – crunched, consolidated and analysed – it enables better, smarter decisions and faster reactions to crises. In fact, two-...

Treasury Management

Corporate hedging strategies: 5 simple ways to protect your business

24 Nov 2021

A recent report showed that multinational corporations in the U.S. and Europe reported a loss of $9.5bn in Q1 2021 due to currency volatility. And these were just the published figures. If even the largest corporates with hedging experts are losing money, how are SMEs expected to fare, with fewer staff and smaller budgets? While volatility may be ...

Treasury Management

Shaping your treasury operations for the digital era

24 Nov 2021

Corporate treasurers are constantly being faced with a multitude of challenges in the increasingly fast-moving world we live in. For instance, the events of the last two years have forced an entire re-think of how treasury departments operate. Priorities completely changed and the focus became cash flow, with a recent European Association of Corpor...

Treasury Management

Has the pandemic transformed treasury forever?

13 Sep 2021

It’s difficult to remember what working life looked like pre-pandemic, but with many restrictions easing soon, it feels like we are closer than ever. That said, our nine to five working day won’t necessarily return to what it once was. The pandemic has re-shaped the workings of entire industries and while restrictions are easing, firms are adapting...