Christophe Chazot



Christophe Chazot
Group Head of Innovation, HSBC

Christophe Chazot is Group Head of Innovation for HSBC. He leads Strategic Innovation Investment, responsible for investing in disruptive companies; Innovation Strategy, responsible for identifying and analysing themes that are key to HSBC’s future; and the Innovation Centre which organises internal initiatives including incubation.

Christophe has over 20 years’ experience across all the major asset classes in Capital Markets. He joined HSBC in 2005 as Global Head of Equity Derivatives. He was promoted to Co-Head of Global Equities in 2008 and was made a member of the Global Markets Executive Committee in the same year. In 2012, he became Head of Strategy and Planning for Global Banking and Markets.

Prior to joining HSBC, he worked at Dresdner Kleinwort as the Global Head of Equity Derivatives; at Bankers Trust as the Global Head of Foreign Exchange Options; and at Barclays de Zoete Wedd as an interest rates swaps trader.

Christophe’s interest in FinTech dates to 1987, when he founded Softinvest, a technology company specialising in financial services which developed the Topval Option pricing and visualization software which was sold to the French Stock Exchange.

Christophe holds a Master of Science in Technology and Policy from MIT. He is a graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées. He is the author of “Les Swaps: concepts et applications”, which is rated 4.7 stars on

He is an avid skier and sailor of the northern European seas. He is passionate about technology and artificial intelligence, and their impact on society.

He is married to Isabelle and they live in London with their three children. 

Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 Europe 2016

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