Not everyone was talking about renewals at this year's Rendez-Vous - Ri3k chief executive Alex Letts was on the hunt for a new business partner.

Letts said: "We have an operator for our North American life hub and we are in talks with companies about Japan, Asia and Bermuda, but we have not found the right operator for Europe."

"What we are looking for is a credible, well resourced third-party. That will allow us to focus on building the technology."

Letts said he had found three potential parties that he was in talks with in Monte Carlo.

As for hot topics on the agenda, Letts said: "Everyone is talking about how to reduce incredibly high information technology costs, as well as increasing the movement and visibility of data."