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Episode 15: Cynthia Sachs and David Kamp, Versana

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In this installment of At the Forefront: Fintech Conversations, host Michael Kingsley sits down with Cynthia Sachs and David Kamp of client Versana for an insightful discussion on the official launch of their web platform.

Welcome to the latest episode of At the Forefront: Fintech Conversations! Launched in 2020, this ongoing audio and video series has been developed to help you stay informed as we highlight key industry developments and delve into the people, companies and thought processes that keep the capital markets and fintech sector humming.

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In our latest installment, Forefront’s Head of Media Relations Michael Kingsley sat down with Cynthia Sachs, CEO and David Kamp, CTO of client Versana, an industry-backed fintech on a mission to transform the syndicated loan market.

In this episode, Michael, Cynthia and David discuss the official launch of Versana’s industry-backed platform, which will serve as the new digital foundation for the syndicated loan market. This centralized solution connects to agent banks’ systems of record to centralize and secure real-time, high-quality data to be shared across the ecosystem for the use of both agents and lenders. The platform aims to transform the asset class by ushering in new levels of transparency and efficiency for all stakeholders.

Follow along as Michael, Cynthia and David discuss the frictionless technology driving the Versana platform, the key banks that have been onboarded and how the platform will enable the growth and evolution of the wider syndicated loan market.

See below for a breakdown of what was discussed. Happy listening!


0:55 – Tell us about the official launch of the Versana platform.

2:10 – Can you talk us through how some of the big-name banks were first onboarded?

3:55 – Tell us about the technology driving this platform.

4:45 – What does the timing of this launch mean for the industry?

8:00 – From a technological perspective, what should we expect to see in future versions of the platform?

12:10 – How do you think the syndicated loan asset class/industry will grow as a result of this launch?