Risk 25 firms of the future: Newedge

'Fair and unconflicted' but under pressure

Nicolas Breteau
Nicolas Breteau, Newedge

It's not easy for participants in today’s markets to predict the future – but, for Newedge, there is an added complication. The firm is jointly owned by Société Générale and the investment banking arm of Crédit Agricole, and there has been speculation for more than a year that the French banks could sell. Newedge chief executive Nicolas Breteau admits they could, but says that is true for shareholders in any business and insists the company