Indicators point to growth – again: On 1st June 2019, LPA will open an office in Paris, France in addition to its international offices in Frankfurt/M., Singapore, Madrid, Barcelona and Leipzig. The demand for LPA’s innovative, value-driving tech solutions which directly and sustainably help customers of the capital markets industry to increase revenues, reduce costs and automatically meet regulatory requirements has been growing continuously for some time. Therefore, LPA is expanding into the promising region of France, Belgium and Luxembourg in order to tap the huge market potential there.
The Paris branch has also succeeded in attracting top personnel: Thomas Geist, former Head of Business Development at Deutsche Bank, will be responsible for the Business Development activities at the Paris office. The French born has more than 20 years of experience in strategic business development for the OTC Capital Markets Industry, Fintech and RegTech companies as well as in the transformation business of banks and financial services companies.
Thomas Geist has a lot of experience in enabling innovative go to market product offerings. Prior to LPA, he worked for e.g. for Société Générale Group, Natixis, Citigroup Paris and Deutsche Bank AG. At Deutsche Bank, he was primarily responsible for advising financial institutions, banks, asset managers and insurance companies in France, Belgium and Luxembourg – especially on FICC risks and execution issues. Most recently, he worked as an independent management consultant for business development acceleration and digital project management and advised banks, asset managers and foreign tech start-ups.
„The LPA offering – technology led, capital markets advisory enabled – is both unique and extremely powerful for the capital markets industry”, says Stefan Lucht, LPA Founding Partner. “The transformation need of capital markets is huge as the financial service institutions need to increase their profitability. LPA is able to deliver fast and measurable results for both demands within a global scale. With Thomas Geist we are very pleased to have gained a personality with extraordinary expertise, with whom we can place our innovative offering in France, Belgium and Luxembourg and thus successfully grow in these markets.”
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