AiYO, a Paris-based startup created in 2016, is an expert consulting firm specializing in capital markets. Bordeaux’s rich Fintech ecosystem and easy accessibility to Paris and London led the young innovative company to open an office in Bordeaux with an ambitious recruitment goal over the next three years.
Finance professionals for financial institutions
AiYEO is a consulting firm which provides the expertise of finance professionals to support clients in their transformation projects and transactions in a constantly changing regulatory environment.
The firms’ clients include investment banks, financial firms, hedge funds, treasurers of major groups and all financial institutions with regulatory issues as well as SMEs affected by new European obligations.
Creation of a “Near-onshore” center in Bordeaux
The Bordeaux establishment offers its clients a near-onshore model (transfer of activities of major investment banks in the region) combining operational expertise, proximity, flexibility and cost control.
The Bordeaux location also aligns with a broader strategy as it is only a two-hour flight from the near-offshore center located in Casablanca.
AiYO also hopes to offer its services to local stakeholders in the financial sector (fund managers, private banks).
The goal is to increase its staff in the Bordeaux region to reach 100 employees in three years. These employees will work on assignments for major players in the Paris and London markets (BNP, SGCIB, NATIXIS, CACIB, HSBC, BARCLAYS).
The company is seeking: juniors (recent graduates with Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees), experienced positions specializing in back, middle and front office operations and profiles with expertise related to new finance technologies (RPA, Data Science, Big Data, distributed file system/blockchain, artificial intelligence).
Several key factors led us to choose Bordeaux:
- Easy accessibility to Paris with the LGV high-speed rail line and many air connections to London
- The Bordeaux ecosystem of Fintech, hosting facilities and related events
- The employment area and significant number of schools and universities offering degree programs in financial markets
- The attractiveness of the Bordeaux region is linked to its quality of life, as the city is regularly cited as the top-ranked city to which employees would like to move.
Invest In Bordeaux has supported AiYO in its establishment in Bordeaux, especially in terms of real estate and HR as Mathieu Expert, who is in charge of development in Bordeaux, explains,
“IIB has allowed us to rapidly build up a network of clients and potential partners and raise our profile in the region, thanks to its experience and in-depth knowledge of the sector. The agency has provided support for our growth strategy and has helped us find office space and carry out our recruitment activities.”