Laureate of Concours Innovation Numérique

Competition for most innovative companies in digital innovation.
Laureate in category Fintech.
“Concours d’Innovation Numérique” is sponsored by the French state to support the best innovative projects in digital transformation. Its ambition is to accelerate the developments of projects based on digital technologies by sponsoring a significant part of the project.

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ICA is part of the six Fintechs chosen by Société Générale to integrate their Global Markets Incubator.

ICA has been chosen by Société Générale to join their capital markets accelerator. We are pleased to bring our disruptive technology to this major global markets player. Starting in February, ICA and Société Générale will work together to co-build high performance solutions for big data analytics and visualisations technology. 

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ICA presented in the 2019 Regtech White Paper by France Fintech & Julhiet Sterwen

France Fintech and the transformation consulting firm Julhiet Sterwen have released their 2019 RegTech White Paper in which you can find ICA. They present their view on the fast growing RegTech environment and the leading RegTech in France .
Read the 2019 RegTech White Paper by France Fintech & Julhiet Sterwen


Let us outline for you our successful bank-finTech cooperation: together we built a modern xVA platform based on big data technologies!
Read the Capital Market Innovation Summit Q&A answered by Jérôme Maetz from Santander and Stéphane Rio from ICA:

  • Why do you believe that CIBs (corporate & investment banks) need to innovate to remain relevant in today's financial value chain?
  • What technologies do you believe will be most influential the transformation of CIBs in the near future?
  • What are the key elements holding CIBs back from implementing new technologies and operational initiatives?
  • Why are you involved in CMIS 2018 and what is your message to the industry?

We also made available an excerpt of the presentation given by Santander and ICA on 27/09/18 at Capital Market Innocation Summmit in London. Please register with us for the full presentation.

Santander and ICA presented at the Capital Markets Innovation Summit in London their bank-fintech and innovation story.

JULY 2018

Stephane Rio, CEO and founder of The Independent Calculation Agent (ICA) giving insight on how new technologies can radically change approaches to xVA and other pricing and risk calculations, in collaboration with Risk magazine

Download the article and the Q&A from here

Technology at the service of XVA or ‘XVA as a service’?

JULY 2018

ICA has been selected by Bpifrance & Business France to join the French Tech Tour America 2018

Bpi France & Business France selected ICA with 11 French Techs to join the French Tech Tour America 2018 in New-York & San Francisco dedicated to the most innovative and relevant projects ready to expand into the US market.
Read the article written by L'Usine Digitale

JUNE 2018

Wrong Way Risk paper by ICA’s head quant Jean-Michel Fayolle

This paper outlines a simple technique that allows to incorporate the effects of correlations between market data and defaults when calculating members of the xVA family, thereby enabling the ”measure” in an efficient way of what is known as Wrong Way Risk (WWR)

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MAY 2018
"One week, one tech" on hello Finance: this week ICA is on!
Interview de Stéphane Rio, CEO & Founder de ICA

Yanling Xi - Hello, welcome to today's One Week One Tech, presented by Périclès Group, together with Finance Innovation. Today we are with Stéphane Rio (CEO & Co-Founder of ICA), in order to present to you the company ICA. Stéphane, could you introduce to us quickly about your company?

Stéphane Rio - ICA is a capital market Fintech. Our clients are primarily investment banks. We are working in the space of pricing and calculating risks, initially for portfolios of derivative transactions. It’s a lot of calculations! Regulations have massively changed the environment over the last 10 years. The products are becoming ... 

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ICA win the "Label Finance Innovation" in the fintech category

Backing of the Worldwide Competitivity Cluster FINANCE INNOVATION.
“This recognition validates both the innovative and strategic nature of a project and has the goal of driving access to FINANCE INNOVATION's circle of industrial, commercial and potential financial partners”
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JUNE 2018

ICA has been part of the JB Lemoyne delegation with President Macron joining the delegation ahead of the G7

ICA is honoured to have been part of the delegation of JB Lemoyne (French Foreign Affairs secretary of State) ... 

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APRIL 2019

Join us on April 9th at "Fintech R:Evolution"

ICA is participating in the Fintech R:Evolution event organized by France Fintech on next April, 9th at Station F in Paris, with an inspiring "Destination: Excellence" motto for this 4th edition. 

Let's meet and discuss how we can build together the future Fintech ecosystem!
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APRIL 2019

New Weak Error bounds and expansions for Optimal Quantization

by ICA’s quant team member Thibaut Montes

In this paper, Thibaut Montes, Vincent Lemaire and Gilles Pagès from the Probability, Statistics and Modeling Lab (LPSM - Paris 6) propose new weak error bounds and expansion in dimension one for optimal quantization-based cubature formula for different classes of function. They propose an extension of this expansion in higher dimension for the first time and a novel variance reduction method for Monte Carlo estimators. Thibaut's research is used in ICA's option pricing algorithms.

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JUNE 2019

ICA is recruiting Big Data engineers to support its growth.

As we are experiencing growing demands on our Big Data tool, we are looking for our new team members. 

Big Data and/or Cloud Computing expert? Looking for new challenges? Discover all our open positions (Data Engineer, Programmer, Developer and Product Manager) and join us to contribute to the future of Risk Management ! 

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Join us to contribute to build the future innovations of Risk Management!

JULY 2019

ICA in the panel of 2019 Europlace International Financial Forum "New Frontiers in Finance".

ICA's CEO, Stéphane Rio, is taking part in the roundtable organized by our key partner Société Générale during the 2019 Europlace International Financial Forum.

The roundtable will gather Albert Loo, Global Deputy Head of Sales of Société Générale CIB, Domitille Dessertine, Head of Fintech, Innovation and Competitiveness at the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers), Sylvain Forte, CEO of SESAMm, Zakaria Laguel, CEO of WeSave and Edouard Plus, Head of Le Swave, Paris&Co to discuss how Fintechs’ expertise can be leveraged by traditional capital markets stakeholders to build the future of finance.

To learn more about Open Innovation in Global Markets and how Fintechs can address the challenges faced by financial institutions

Find out more about Open Innovation in Global Markets!


Société Générale invited ICA at its Techweek to present Big Data opportunities in Risk Management.

ICA, also part of the Global Market Incubator, has been chosen by Société Générale to present Rafal during its Techweek. A great occasion to discuss the next Big Data challenges for financial institutions and present the solution to users. 

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BPI France selects ICA to be part of the Fintech Delegation for the Singapore Fintech Festival.

ICA is an official member of the Fintech delegation selected by BPI France to go to the Singapore Fintech Festival from November 11th to 15th. The Singapore Fintech Festival is the largest Fintech event in the world. It will be the perfect opportunity for ICA to share its experience about the on-going data revolution in liquidity and risk management. 

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ACSEL invited ICA's CEO, Stéphane Rio, for the Payment & Fintech Club panel to speak about the ongoing data revolution.

During the Payment & Fintech Club panel organized by ACSEL and Altéir, Stéphane Rio, CEO of ICA, had the opportunity to talk about the hot topic: Data is everyting! He presented how ICA's Big Data solution - Rafal - answers the new needs of financial institution to handle their massive datasets and use them efficiently. 

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Find us in the 2020 French Fintechs Panorama by France Fintech x BlackFin Tech

France Fintech and the independent European Venture Capital BlackFin Tech have published their 2020 FrenchTech Panorama in which you can find ICA under the Regtech - Risk Management category. This panorama presents the very promising fintech environment in France.
Discover the 2020 FrenchTech Panorama by France Fintech & BlackFin Tech


"ICA's data analytics and visualisation platform is able to do things no-one was able to do before, including ourselves with a massive cost reduction in hardware."

Albert Loo comes back on the collaboration between ICA and Société Générale that has allowed users across the whole bank to handle their trillions of data points in order to improve their ability to take better risk and business decisions in this article.

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Discover the feedback of Albert Loo, deputy head of sales in charge of innovation at Société Générale CIB about the fruitful partnership between ICA and Société Générale

MAY 2020

Collectif CoData: join now to take part in the first working group to find data and AI oriented solutions to help in the Covid-19 crisis.

Collectif CoData aims at helping French institutions solving their problems through data analysis whether to help health institutions, propose appropriate measures for unlocking or take into account the stakes of education.

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