LiquidShare, the fintech co-founded by major financial institutions in 2017 to develop post-market solutions by leveraging distributed ledger technology (DLT), is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Jean-Marc Eyssautier as Chief Executive Officer to accelerate its strategic pivot.
LiquidShare was created in 2017 by 8 major European financial institutions (AFS Group, BNP Securities Services, CACEIS, Caisse des Dépôts, Euroclear, Euronext, S2iEM and Société Générale). It harnesses distributed ledger technology (DLT) to bring further speed, efficiency, transparency and security to core operations of capital markets.
In operation since June 2020, LiquidShare’s powerful back-office solution has been co-designed with 20 partners amongst Europe’s largest financial institutions. It is based on a proprietary permissioned blockchain, allowing to share the same golden source of truth and to process transactions seamlessly, with the highest security and resiliency standards, thereby limiting the needs for costly and often paper-intensive reconciliations.
In 2021, LiquidShare’s roadmap is to further expand the reach of the solution, with two main priorities:
1. to position LiquidShare at the forefront of the evolution of the financial market value chain in the context of the ongoing development of digitalized assets and currencies. In the coming weeks, it will test with Banque de France and 13 partnering financial institutions the settlement of transactions in financial instruments against Central Bank Digital Currency based on end-to-end DLT processing;
2. to broaden the breadth of the solution, leveraging recent changes in the regulatory framework, to become a leading provider of technical and processing solutions to all areas where DLT will prove beneficial for the financial industry. LiquidShare will initially target private equity markets by servicing start-ups, scales ups, investors and their respective providers with simple, transparent, and strengthened equity management and increase asset transferability capacity, both for traditional financial instruments and tokenized securities, replacing mostly paper-based processes.
Anthony Attia, Chairman of the Board, declared “I am delighted to share the news that Jean-Marc Eyssautier joined LiquidShare as its new CEO as of December 18th. Jean-Marc is a highly regarded post-trade professional with an impressive career and I am confident that he will lead LiquidShare to a successful expansion”.
A graduate of Institut d’Etudes Politiques, Paris and holding an English BA, Jean-Marc Eyssautier has over 25 years of experience in the Asset Servicing industry. He started his career at Banque de France then joined Sicovam SA (today Euroclear France) where he held positions as Project Manager for RGV, Head of Sales and deputy Managing Director. In 2001, he joined CDC IXIS as Head of Operations. When IXIS IS merged with CAIS in 2006, he was appointed Managing Director of CACEIS Bank Paris. In October 2008, Jean-Marc Eyssautier became Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for the Group CACEIS and a member of the Executive Committee. Returning from a sabbatical year in 2017, he worked as senior advisor for the General Management and Global Head of Public Affairs of CACEIS Group.
Jean-Marc Eyssautier said «I am deeply honored and very excited to join LiquidShare as CEO. Thanks to the huge expertise of the whole team in developing innovative solutions and building on the existing platform, I am very confident that we can be the provider of choice for many players of our industry looking for cost effective, secure and easy to roll out solutions based on DLT.”