SETL, the UK-based financial blockchain specialist, today announced the opening of a Paris office. The new office will be led by Pierre Davoust, formerly Deputy Head of the Financial Markets Unit at the French Treasury, who is appointed CEO France at SETL.
By opening an office in Paris, SETL intends to bring its blockchain offering to the French market and the wider region. The firm also says that the move will improve its capacity to deal with any future regulatory or other changes in the EU financial markets.
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Pierre Davoust, CEO France, stated: “Paris is a large financial centre, with a particularly strong asset management community. So it is a logical step for SETL to develop a local presence in Paris as we aim to put end-users of financial markets, such as issuers and investors, at the centre of our strategy.
France has a rich technological and regulatory ecosystem, with a high-level IT and cryptography community, and ongoing reforms in the field of securities law, which is a very well-suited environment for the development of a best-in-class blockchain infrastructure”.
Peter Randall, CEO of SETL, added: “We are delighted to open an office in Paris and to welcome Pierre Davoust into the SETL team. Having put sterling on to the blockchain, this latest development demonstrates that SETL wants to bring the benefit of its infrastructure to the eurozone.”