Jeudi 27 juin 2013
14:00 – 15:30 Table ronde « Titres »
15.30 – 16:00 Pause-café
16:00 – 17:00 La vision SWIFT et séance plénière de clôture
17:00 – 18:00 Cocktail
3 March 1973 – SWIFT is born
SWIFT, the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial
Telecommunication starts the mission of creating a shared
worldwide data processing and communications link and a
common language for international financial transactions
and “kill the telex”.
1974-1976 - Mr. Francois Dentz
(Banque de l’Union Parisienne),
Chairman of the Board.
1977 – SWIFT service launched by
Prince Albert I of Belgium.
To maintain contact with the growing
user base the first SIBOS is held in
Brussels with 300 participants.
1978 — first SIBOS
ECU Clearing- March 1986 the EBA and the BIS sign in Paris the
convention for the setting up of the ECU clearing system operated by
1987 — SWIFT goes into securities
1986 — EBA and SWIFT
• SWIFT's membership votes to expand the user base by
including broker dealers, exchanges, central depositories and
• The first BIC directory is issued
On 31 December 1991 Bessel Kok resigned from SWIFT after 18
years and Mr. Jacques Cerveau, already part of the company’s
Executive Committee, steps in.
1991 — Jacques Cerveau
1992 — Exceeding our targets
Leonard H. Schrank becomes CEO of SWIFT.
After the successful completion of the pilot scheme during the first
half of the year, the Interbank File Transfer (IFT) service goes live on
1 July. By year end, 65 banks have signed up for the service to
handle a range of bulk data transfers including mass payments,
cheque truncation and internal reporting.
1996 – 2000
Mr. Jean-Marie Weydert (Société Générale) was Chairman of the
Board of Directors from 1996 to 2000.
1997 — Target and SWIFT
In 1997, SWIFT signed the agreement with the European Monetary
Institute to provide interlinking services to the European central
banks for TARGET RTGSS.
The first-generation RTGS system for the euro, commenced
operations on 4 January 1999 following the launch of the euro.
2000 — SWIFT's 'e' future takes shape
SWIFTNet Interact are deployed while new XML standards methodology is being
developed. swift.com is rebuilt and work begins for the e-enabling of customer activities
such as ordering and billing. Sibos is held in San Francisco.
2001 — September 11 attacks
Sibos in Singapore is cancelled following
the September 11 attacks.
2002 — First SWIFTNet FIN message sent
On 15 August 2002, SWIFTNet Release 4.0 went live and
concurrently the first SWIFTNet FIN message was sent. This
date was targeted nearly two years ago and marked the
beginning of the SWIFTNet migration. SWIFT successfully
drives ISO 15022 migration.
2006 - SWIFT AGM overwhelmingly approves new corporate category
SWIFT announced today shareholders overwhelmingly
approved by 98.6% the addition of corporates as a new
participant category at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Corporates have had access to SWIFT since 1998 through
Treasury Counterparty and Member Administered Closed User
Group (MA-CUG) models. IN 2006, 120 corporates companies
are connected to SWIFT via 100 banks.
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Lázaro Campos, formerly SWIFT Executive Committee member and Head of the
Banking Industry Division, succeeds Leonard H. Schrank as Chief Executive
Officer in April 2007.
SWIFT approves the development and deployment of a new multi-zonal
messaging architecture, resulting in a new OPC in Switzerland and a new
command centre in Hong Kong.
2007 — SWIFT welcomes its new CEO
2012 — SWIFT embraces change
Gottfried Leibbrandt, Head of Marketing, succeeds Lázaro
Campos as CEO of SWIFT on 1 July.
SWIFT welcomes its first ever board member from China.
Milestone of 20 million messages is reached on 31 May.
More than 1,000 Corporates on the SWIFT network.
2013 — Excellence, Communities, Innovation
A year of anniversaries:
• SWIFT turns 40
• Sibos, which is held in Dubai, turns 35
• Standards Forum turns 10
• Innotribe turns 5
Our mission continues
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