Napier appoints Charles Duport to serve its burgeoning French market

Charles Duport, Regional Sales Director at Napier
Charles Duport, Regional Sales Director at Napier

Global AML tech specialist Napier has appointed French native Charles Duport in a move designed to better serve its existing and new customers in France, Benelux and Switzerland. Duport joins with a decade of experience in the anti-financial crime solutions market.

What does Duport bring to Napier in the role?

“Having worked with some great, forward-thinking fintech specialists, I joined Napier because of the superiority of its product. I am hugely impressed by the five key benefits it delivers – modularity, so that customers can fill gaps rather than having to rip and replace; a 360-degree view of risk, de-siloing data and delivering a full and accurate picture; the flexibility of its deployment; its use of smart, explainable AI; and its sheer usability,” commented Duport.

“The design and development team have responded to regulatory requirements and industry challenges experienced by AML compliance teams regardless of financial institutions’ size or sector. Both the point solutions and the end-to-end platform are truly market leading.” 

“Financial institutions in France, Benelux and Switzerland are seeing the same pressures as elsewhere in Europe, with need for agility of response front and centre in compliance. Napier’s no-code approach and integrated sandbox puts control into the hands of its users, driving down cost while improving effectiveness. In live environments, Napier’s Client Screening solution reduced false positives by up to 97% – a win for hard pressed compliance teams.

What does the appointment mean for Napier?

Greg Watson, Chief Executive Officer at Napier
Greg Watson, Chief Executive Officer at Napier

“Our partnership with Refinitiv (an LSEG business) has demonstrated the appetite for flexible, user friendly and cutting edge solutions in French speaking Europe. Bringing Charles on board is a clear signal of our commitment to serving clients in France, Benelux and Switzerland in a responsive and highly bespoke manner,” said Napier Chief Executive Officer Greg Watson.

The French speaking market, with its plethora of banks, and some of the largest global payments, asset management, wealth management and asset servicing businesses, is an important growth market for Napier, which has specifically developed its flexible point solutions to respond to the ever-changing regulatory demands imposed on these firms.

Napier is trusted by financial institutions, including tier-one banks, asset managers, insurance firms, and other regulated organisations globally, to provide advanced financial crime compliance technology that achieves a continuous and holistic view of risk.