The latest in digital technology for financial services providers and the rapid rise in adopting Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles were on the agenda at Jersey Finance’s recent Demo Day when leading fintech businesses showcased their capabilities to an audience of more than 200 senior finance and digital professionals.

Held at the Radisson Blu Hotel on 25 May, the event featured a broad selection of international firms who highlighted their products and solutions in a series of presentations aimed at attracting interest from across Jersey’s financial services sector.

The annual Jersey Finance Demo Days provide industry members the opportunity to hear first-hand about cutting edge technology and the latest tools that are available to support both their fintech and ESG-focussed ambitions.

Speakers with digital expertise in operational strategy and risk, cybersecurity, data protection, product solutions and the latest software took part during the morning session and firms participating included CoSteer, Cybermaniacs, FundCount, Neotas, Orpheus, Vega Technology, Talogy and Next DLP.

Tech solutions were presented to cover all aspects of a firm’s operation from the onboarding of clients, the day-to-day communications and administration required through to compliance monitoring. Throughout, the question that was the theme for the day was ‘if you were building a financial services business from scratch, how would you make it entirely technologically enabled.’

Amy Bryant, Deputy CEO, Jersey Finance, who introduced the event, commented:

“This was a first for us in that we structured the event not only around fintech and digital solutions, but by also bringing into the discussion the rapidly growing impact of ESG principles in the global financial markets space. As an international finance centre, we have bold ambitions to be to be the easiest international finance centre to do business with remotely, in a digital world, and we are keen to encourage adoption of forward-thinking technologies across the industry sectors.

“The Jersey Finance Demo Day was first launched in 2019 and has become a feature of our calendar each year, playing a consistently valuable role.

“One of the great strengths of Jersey as an international finance centre is our ability to collaborate effectively between different stakeholders and through events such as the Demo Day, we are looking to foster an environment in which fintech can thrive and help keep Jersey at the forefront of developments that support productivity, innovation and growing regulatory and reporting requirements.”

View photos from the event.