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Paris Fintech Forum brings together all Fintech players

The Paris Fintech Forum opened its doors Wednesday 25th of January at Palais Brongniart to host one of the largest Fintech events to have taken place in Europe: 200 speakers, 130 start-ups from 25 different countries, and more than 1.700 professional attendees were presented at event. The key to success of the event was the ability to bring all Fintech players: traditional banks as Société Générale ,BNP Paribas ING or Santander, Neo-Banks as N26, Luna Way, Tandem and Compte Nickel, Fintech companies as Lendix, Kantox,Azimo and WorldRemit, Insurtech as Finance Fox, Alan and P2P Protect. The event is garnering government interest as well. The Forum will be opened by the French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin. The Governor of the Banque de France, François Villeroy de Galhau,will also participate as will the CEOs of Société Générale, Orange, Bpifrance, Yes Bank,Euronext NV and BPCE. The event was garnering government interest as well. The Forum was opened by the French Minister of Finance, Michel Sapin, and involved the participation of the Governor of the Banque de France, François Villeroy de Galhau, and the Minister of Digital Issues, Axelle Lemaire.

During two days speakers and attendees debated the full spectrum of Fintech topics: neo-banks, APIBanking, SME’s goldmine, payments, Insuretech, robo-advisors, personal finance management, Regtech, blockchain, and of course, alternative finance with crowdfunding,crowdinvesting, marketplace lending, and factoring.

Paris Fintech Forum

“My ambition was to bring together on the same stage the CEOs of the largest finance corporations with the CEOs of Fintech startups from all over the world. Thus, for example:Thomas Buberl, the CEO of Axa Group, conversed in a panel with Jean-Charles Samuelian, the CEO of Alan, the 1st fully licensed digital health insurer in France, Tang Loaec, the CEO, of P2P Protect, a Chinese social insurer and Julian Teicke, the CEO of FinanceFox, a swiss online insurance management platform. The same with payments panel, where Jorn Lambert, CEO of Mastercard, debated with Daniel Klein, CEO of Sumup, P.Antoine Vacheron, CEO of Ingenico ePayment, Michael Laven, CEO of Currency Cloud, and Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Woldline, explained Laurent Nizri, President of Paris Fiintech Forum and CEO of Altéir Consulting.

Web Financial Group was presented for first time in the event, coinciding with the launching of Web Financial Group France, which is lead by Teddy Signeot, Managing Director of Web Financial Group France (Tech division). Ramón de la Guardia, Managing Director of Vortex Banking, also participated in Paris Fintech Forum to present our new digital Big Data Product for banking industry.

Banks will no longer have to guess

Web Financial Group, data-driven managed service solution provider, presented their vision yesterday about “How data-driven revolution will change the future of banking” to industry leaders at the annual Financial Information Services Association (FISD) conference in New York.

Acoording to Jeremy Diamond, President of Web Financial Group US, “We are living in a genuine explosion of financial information, and at the same time, we have huge amounts of end user data that the banks put away in their DMS, but they are doing nothing with this insight.”

Jeremy Diamond speeching

In order to evolve towards a more personalized, real-time, client-focused model, banks need to be organizationally and culturally prepared to adapt their approach in order to preserve their business model. Diamond noted important metrics for this effort, including: return on investment; nurturing trusted relationship with clients; and focusing on personalized products and services. Banks need to concentrate on promoting a data revolution from the inside out, culturally and technologically:

  • By driving the internal forces of the bank that they want to develop.
  • By changing their 100% product-based philosophy to a 100% client-centric model.
  • By unifying data and information that is now in multiple systems into only one system.

The companies that are capable of giving banks a solution based on online and offline data management, and the inter-connection of data with the business, will be the true allies of the banks of the future.

During the event, Diamond also summarized key 2017 predictions for the Fintech space, based on Web Financial Group’s unique position as a partner to banks, noting:

  • A shift to data science to drive change for banks & anticipate client needs
  • Profound understanding of who user is engaging with the cannel
  • More interconnected: what tech knows about you
  • Move towards self-learning/self-healing software
  • Regulation. Not just banking regulation but data protection & privacy
  • Data protection & privacy needs to be normalized in order for scale to be achieved in financial services

Web Financial Group participates in Cossiom Event

Dirk Behrens, Chief Strategy Office of Web Financial Group, and Teddy Singeot, Managing Director of Web Financial Group France, presented our unique data-driven position to industry leaders at the annual Cossiom event that took place on 17th of November in Paris.”

Friends & team

In addition to talking about trends in Financial industry, the event will also be an opportunity for Web Financial Group to be involve in a social event giving support to young children who suffer from Leukemia and Autism. This event normally attracts more than 600 representatives from the European market data industry and offers great visibility through the media.

Teddy Singeot, new Managing Director Web Financial Group France

For 16 years Teddy Singeot has been a part of Interactive Data where in 2001 participated to the opening of the french office of IS.Innovative Software who became IS.Teledata in 2004, and later called Interactive Data Managed Solutions’ (IDMS).

Teddy Signeot

Being the Head of Sales development Singeot has had the opportunity to meet various types of clients, -Retail Banks, Online Brokers, Private Banks, Asset Management, Media,-in many countries all over continental Europe as well as in Eastern Europe and Middle East.

Today, as Managing Director of Web Financial Group France, Teddy Singeot is aimet at leading the company in France and Benelux with our new unique position as data-driven managed service solutions provider.

BBVA TRADER, a new trading platform based on FALCON container technology

BBVA launches BBVA Trader, a platform 100% devoted to trading which has been developed by Web Financial Group using the innovative container structure #FALCON. High speed and the ability to detect and minimize risk to the client are some of the benefits of this new technology. Also BBVA Trader is a responsive-design website based on HTML5 technology that offers the most advanced private investors in markets operations, a simple and agile operation, accessible from computer or mobile devices in real time, and at no trading cost.

BBVA Trader - Falcon

As part of its commitment to digitizing, BBVA makes available to clients and non-clients alike a platform specializing in the purchase-sale of shares, warrants and ETFs intended for users with a trader and heavy-trader profile. In a second stage the platform will include trading with futures, options and CFD.

Users with an investor profile know there are opportunities in the markets and want to know where to find them. The key is information: it must be objective, for all markets and in real time. And also tools: it should be a platform that is easy to use, accessible from all devices, so the operations can be tracked on an ongoing basis. Customization, training and, of course, price competitiveness are part of their demands. BBVA Trader was designed to address all those needs.

Publishers falling in love with Vortex in Dmexco 2016

Dmexco is the marketing’s top event in the year, where makers and shakers, visionaries, marketing and media professionals, techies and creative thinkers meet each other.

For the first time, Web Financial Group team traveled to Cologne for attending Dmexco during two intense days, with the objective of testing Vortex own strength, a new digital big data solution that converts knowledge about users into customer-centric through advertising effectiveness.

Dmexco Poster

The result: publishers fell in love with it.

Web Financial Group readies expansion in US

Madrid-based digital provider Web Financial Group is preparing to expand into North America with plans for a raft of US hires, to build on its growth in Europe, and in response to client demand for a more global presence.

Jeremy Diamond

Officials say Web Financial will hire between 10 and 15 people over the next 18 months, including project managers, pre- and post-sales support professionals, technologists and front-end developers, and call center staff across New York, Boston and Toronto.

Leading the expansion is Jeremy Diamond, who joined Web Financial as president of North America in May from YCharts, where he had been chief revenue officer and a board member at the behest of YCharts investor Chicago-based data and investment research provider Morningstar, where he had previously held several roles, including global head of sales and buy-side solutions, prior to which he was senior vice president and central region head at S&P Capital IQ…Even more

Author: Max Bowie, editor Incisive Media

Web Financial Group hires F. Beebeejaun and J. Diehl, almost 50 years of senior talent in data industry

Madrid-based digital and techn company Web Financial Group has made a number of hires in Europe recently, including Feroze Beebeejaun last month as an institutional sales executive, and Jenny Diehl as director of its global sales team.

Beebeejaun & Diehl

Beebeejaun was previously head of sales at IT and data support consultancy CJC, prior to which he was European sales manager at Aspen Research Europe, where he spent 15 years after holding account management positions at Bridge/Telerate, Financial Times Information, ADP, and the London Stock Exchange. Diehl joins Web Financial from Interactive Data’s Managed Solutions business, where she was head. Even more

Author: Max Bowie. Editor Incisive Media

Pedro Calvo nuevo director de Bolsamania.com

El periodista económico será también el codirector del área de Media de Web Financial Group

Web Financial Group ha nombrado a Pedro Calvo Martínez, nuevo responsable editorial del portal financiero líder del sector, Bolsamania.com, y codirector del área de Media.

Pedro Calvo

Licenciado en Comunicación por la Universidad de Navarra y natural de Alfaro (La Rioja), P. Calvo ha trabajado en Expansión, El Economista y más recientemente en El Confidencial, desempeñando distintos puestos de responsabilidad que le han valido varios galardones periodísticos. Especializado en finanzas y macroeconomía, principalmente en banca, divisas, bolsa y política monetaria, P. Calvo compagina su actividad periodística con la labor como docente universitario en la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Navarra y en el Centro Universitario Villanueva. También es autor del libro 'Gowex, la gran estafa'.

Los retos a los que se enfrenta el periodista tras su incorporación al equipo directivo de Web Financial Group, son: reforzar el contenido editorial y la imagen de marca del área de Media a través de la generación de información propia de calidad, útil para los usuarios, y seguir consolidando el liderazgo de Bolsamanía como referencia imprescindible dentro de la información económica, financiera y empresarial de España, a través de la generación de contenidos frescos y rigurosos con enfoques distintos, una agenda más libre y una oferta informativa adaptada a las necesidades y las características del siglo XXI.

Sobre sus motivaciones para unirse a Web Financial Group, Calvo ha explicado que “lo que más le sedujo de la propuesta fue la oportunidad de sumarse a un proyecto que ha protagonizado un crecimiento espectacular en los últimos años, y por supuesto el desafío que representa afianzar, prolongar y enriquecer la trayectoria de éxito de la compañía”.

Web Financial Group wins "Systems in the City Awards 2016" for the best retail banking solution

The leading suppliers of systems for data, market analysis, portfolio management and other categories were announced at the Systems in The City Awards 2016, which took place on the 6th of July at The Banking Hall. Since 2003 Goodacre organizes its traditional awards ceremony in recognition of the technology suppliers within the UK Financial Services Industry.



Systems in The City Awards

For the fourth year in a row, Web Financial Group received the recognition of the UK Financial Services Industry being awarded as “best retail banking solution”. Chris Evans, Managing Director UK of Web Financial Group, was on hand to receive the award: “we have been helping retail banks to evolve digitally for more than 15 years and this award goes a long way in recognizing the efforts of the company”

In addition, awards for exceptional performance were presented to individuals working in the sector.

JHC collected the Award for Post Trade processing while their MD John Blackman was named CEO of the Year for retaining and securing new client companies. Clearstream was recognised as providing the Best Buy Side Solution. SIX Financial Information collected the prestigious Compliance Award. Individual Awards included Lynsey Newton and Charlie Aldridge, both from Equiniti and to Jeff Plowman (Hubwise) who has completed 50 years working in the City.

Stephen Pinner, Goodacre UK’s MD commented: "Firms providing technology and support to the regulated financial sector are vital to the sector. These Awards provide deserved recognition both to companies and to individuals who work in the background and are not always recognised for the quality, ingenuity and levels of service they provide."

Web Financial Group revoluciona el modelo comercial de la banca con Vortex

Una nueva tecnología de Big Data permite a los bancos vender productos y servicios financieros de forma personalizada, automatizada y en tiempo real.

Coincidiendo con la celebración en Madrid de Money-Conf, el evento referente de la banca que reúne a 1.500 personalidades de todo el mundo para debatir sobre la evolución digital del sector financiero, la empresa española Web Financial Group ha presentado una singular tecnología digital denominada Vortex, que permite monitorizar y aprehender del comportamiento de los usuarios online en cualquier dispositivo, para lanzarle ofertas comerciales y contenidos personalizados en tiempo real: “el gran hermano digital”.

La venta programática de publicidad, como se conoce a esta tecnología cada vez más extendida en el sector de la publicidad, llega ahora a la banca de la mano de Web Financial Group para evolucionar el modelo tradicional de venta de productos y servicios financieros, a un nuevo modelo 100% digital, automatizado y predictivo: “Somos la única compañía del mundo capaz de hacer realidad la fiebre del oro de los datos porque contamos con la confianza de más de 100 entidades bancarias que son nuestros clientes, tenemos una audiencia potencial de 20 millones de usuarios únicos a los que los bancos se puede dirigir desde ya para captar nuevos clientes, y además hemos desarrollado una tecnología pionera capaz de conectarlos entre sí, Vortex”, ha explicado Julio Bueso, CEO de Web Financial Group.

Para los bancos la implementación de Vortex va a significar tener acceso a un profundo conocimiento de sus clientes, pero también la oportunidad de captar nuevos clientes de forma ilimitada en internet.

Web Financial Group, protagonista en Money-Conf, el evento referente de la banca

En el marco de una nueva estrategia de globalización y de expansión de Web Financial Group, marcada por una relación más estrecha con los stakeholders y una presencia reconocible en eventos destacados del sector, la compañía va a participar, por primera vez, en Money-Conf, el evento referencia de la banca que tendrá lugar en Madrid los próximos días 21 y 22 de junio en la N@ve.

La participación de Web Financial Group como sponsor gold en Money-Conf representa un hito en la historia de la compañía, no solo porque es la primera vez que la compañía va a mostrar las entrañas de su tecnología, y cuál es el impacto que éstas van a tener en la evolución de los bancos en los próximos cinco años, sino porque además tendrá lugar la presentación en exclusiva de Vortex, una nueva tecnología con la que la compañía pretende introducir en los bancos un nuevo modelo de comercialización de productos y servicios financieros automatizado, en tiempo real, y a la medida de cada usuario.

Los profesionales interesados en conocer Vortex y el resto de soluciones tecnológicas que Web Financial Group está desarrollando para el sector financiero, podrán hacerlo en “The Cube”, el singular espacio tecnológico que la compañía ha diseñado especialmente para el evento.

Entre las actividades organizadas para el evento destaca además la sesión temática “Banks vs Fintech? The great debate”, en la que Jeremy Diamond, Presidente de Web Financial Group Norteamérica, y Isaac Martin, Director General de Internacionalización del ICEX, debatirán sobre tres aspectos clave: la evolución del sector Fintech y su relación con la banca, el impacto de la tecnología en todos los procesos de los bancos, y el papel de los bancos respecto a las grandes de internet como Amazon, eBay y Google. La sesión tendrá lugar el martes 21 de junio a las 14:45 horas en el escenario “Insights stage”.

Web Financial Group Selects PubMatic‘s Wrapper Solution to Power Its Programmatic Offering

PubMatic, the marketing automation software company for publishers, today announced it has been selected by Web Financial Group, one of Europe‘s largest providers of digital technology driven-solutions for the evolution of financial services industry, to power programmatic advertising across its desktop and mobile web inventory. The partnership will see PubMatic providing Web Financial Group with their leading enterprise-grade wrapper solution, helping to maximise revenue on an impression by impression basis and replacing the opaque waterfall set-up implemented previously.

Web Financial Group‘s media division will work with PubMatic to drive their programmatic strategy across their assets in Spain and other primary markets across Europe including the UK, Germany, France and Italy, monetising the significant opportunity presented by their highly valuable, premium business audience. In addition to implementing the wrapper solution, they will also use PubMatic to power their private marketplace (PMP) offering, giving advertisers the opportunity to see what premium ad inventory is available, before deciding which high value placements to invest in..

“We are delighted to be partnering with PubMatic as we build out our programmatic first approach. Their complete wrapper solution enables us to easily manage and measure all of our header bidding partners. As a result, we will have a unified view of our programmatic demand enabling us to make the appropriate ad decisions to drive the highest return from all our digital assets - desktop and mobile from video to native,” said David Grijalba, Head of Programmatic at Web Financial Group..

Grijalba continued: “As advertisers increasingly recognise the value of PMPs, having a partner with extensive experience in delivering these types of deals was an additional deciding factor when selecting PubMatic.”.

Bill Swanson, Vice President EMEA at PubMatic added: “We are thrilled to be implementing our wrapper solution for Web Financial Group. As the publishing industry adopts more sophisticated programmatic advertising solutions, striving to monetise all impressions to their fullest potential is crucial. The integration of a wrapper solution in place of a potentially biased waterfall set-up, coupled with the insights delivered by our unique real-time analytics solution, will empower Web Financial Group to put their programmatic demand on equal footing with their direct sales. We look forward to partnering with them as they build out their programmatic capability over the coming months.”