Meet the IPOTY nominees: Euroclear’s Olivier Grimonpont

We take a closer look at the candidates for the Industry Person of the Year award. Next up is Euroclear's Olivier Grimonpont, global head of collateral management.

By Joe Parsons

At a time where collateral requirements have spiked for asset managers, pension funds and insurance companies, Euroclear’s Olivier Grimonpont has been responsible for helping the industry come to terms with these challenges. He is responsible for the strategy and development of Euroclear’s collateral management solutions for financial markets, worldwide.

In 2017 he was appointed chief executive officer at GlobalCollateral, a joint-venture between DTCC and Euroclear, and was instrumental in the launch of the inventory management service (IMS), allowing firms to use US Treasuries held at the DTCC as collateral with Euroclear.

With over 25 years worth of experience in the international financial markets, he was previously CEO of Euroclear’s Hong Kong branch and regional head for Asia, overseeing Euroclear’s offices in Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo, with responsibility for all of Euroclear’s business activities and clients in the Asia-Pacific region.

Prior to that, he headed up Euroclear’s collateral services, fixed-income, loan servicing and securities lending and borrowing product management teams in Brussels.

His financial career started in 1990 with JP Morgan Brussels, where he worked, first as a liquidity manager, and later as a government bond trader.  He has also held positions for JP Morgan in London and Moscow.

Olivier holds degrees in Corporate Management and in Physics from the Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium.