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Benoît Desserre has been Global Head of Payment and Cash Management since September 2013. Benoît, who has 24 years’ experience in the Societe Generale Group, previously ran the Paris Etoile Entreprises branch, one of the four Paris business banking branches managing the major corporations of the France network.
Benoît started his career in investment banking as a credit analyst in Paris, then from 1991 to 1995 he worked in the United States as Senior Relationship Manager for American Fortune 500 companies and American subsidiaries of major European corporations. Returning to Paris, he served as Senior Marketing Manager (metals and minerals) to major exporters based mainly in Brazil, Eastern Europe, Russia and Africa. He then left to Australia for 4 years where as Head of Commodities and Trade Finance he oversaw teams in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. In late 2003, he joined France retail banking as Deputy Head, Corporate at the Paris Etoile Entreprises branch, taking over the reins in 2009 after two years at the Saint Germain-en-Laye regional retail banking head office.
Benoît is a graduate of the Institut d’Administration des Entreprises (DESS in finance and business administration) and Lancaster Polytechnic of Coventry
Matthew Davey was appointed as Managing Director and Head of Business Solutions to reinforce its service offering for institutional investors, asset managers, financial intermediaries and corporates in December 2016.
Matthew Davey has over 25 years of experience in senior management positions within the securities services industry.
Matthew Davey began his career as a business analyst at J.P. Morgan (previously Morgan Guaranty Trust Co.). He joined State Street Bank & Trust in 1996 to hold various positions in relationship management and investment operations outsourcing, both in Europe and the US. In 2007 he returned to J.P. Morgan to manage custody products for the UK pension fund segment, before heading up complex deal and programme management for UK asset managers. Matthew Davey went on to coordinate bid management at HSBC in 2011 and was later appointed head of consultant relations for the EMEA region. In 2014 he was appointed Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Manager client relations for the UKMEA region at State Street Bank & Trust, before leaving the bank in 2016.
In 2013, Matthew Davey was a member of the Outsourcing Working Group Steering Committee and was the lead author for the group’s report into outsourcing oversight considerations for asset managers. He also contributed to its recent Addendum, which was published in November 2016.
Matthew Davey holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Pathobiology with Chemistry from Reading University.
“How can middle and back-offices make use of artificial intelligence?”
Matthew Davey - Conference room 3 - CR3
Artificial Intelligence is not new to the financial industry, but it is developing fast; it is estimated that AI will surpass human intelligence by 2019! Experts say AI can take routine, repetitive processes and make them more efficient and effective, removing the risk of manual handling and reducing costs. Are you prepared? Given the industry is not quite ready for blockchain, can we cope with AI technology running our middle and back office systems in a not so distant future?
The new frontier of Digitisation in Global Corporate treasury