Convinced that mastering consulting techniques is not sufficient anymore to meet the challenges of the financial industry, and that the business expertise is becoming an outstanding advantage in the conduct of cross-functional projects, Thierry Decourrière and Natacha Buard founded in 2009 a specialized consulting firm, able to create the link between the projects and the business of the clients.
SAGALINK Consulting supports the values and ambitions of its partners. Our corporate culture fosters flexibility and dialogue in order to develop innovative and sustainable business solutions. In the rapidly evolving economic and regulatory environment of the financial industry, SAGALINK Consulting helps you better understand the topics that matter and their impacts on your organization.
From the beginning, SAGALINK Consulting is specialized in asset management, private banking, insurance, and investor services business. Our expertise in these four interrelated business areas allows us to understand the key challenges across the whole value chain, to identify the best leverages, and to make our recommendations with conviction.
A recognized professionalism
We capitalize on our knowledge of the business to offer a different approach, combining common sense and perspective. During our missions, we aim at providing a practical dimension to what we deliver. We share this goal with our clients at the very beginning of our assignments.
SAGALINK Consulting capitalizes on the operational experience of its consultants and their knowledge of the financial industry.
Thierry started his career at AXA and Société Générale as a Financial Director in the insurance and wealth management fields. After 3 years spent at Périclès Consulting, he joined Eurogroup in 2004 as partner of the Banking-Finance team.
Thierry has an outstanding experience in development and transformational projects of financial institutions and possess a strong expertise in asset management, investor services, private banking and insurance.
Natacha started her career in asset management where she successively worked as a Quantitative Analyst, Head of Middle Office and Head of Internal Control; she became a Fund Manager, after obtaining the CIIA / SFAF certification. She then joined Eurogroup’s Banking-Finance team, where she was in charge of the Asset Management practice.
Natacha has a strong expertise in asset management and investor services. She specifically masters large regulatory projects, outsourcing and mergers, as well as the setting up of new financial structures.
Jean DE COLLONGUE
For more than 10 years, Jean has specialized in asset management consulting. He joined SAGALINK Consulting in 2017 as a partner.
He conducts studies and transformation projects for asset managers, private banks and asset servicers in the field of portfolio management, custody, fund administration, liability management and customer reporting.
Jean has a strong regulatory expertise, particularly on MIF2, PRIIPS and DDA, and has conducted numerous scoping and program structuring missions on these topics.
Laurence LE CHEVALLIER
Specialized in Financial Risk Management, Laurence started her career in Crédit Agricole’s CIB before joining SAGALINK Consulting in 2011. She participated in projects launching activities, in France and abroad, in various fields such as employee savings or Solvency 2. In this context, she intervenes in the framing, structuring and steering of projects in relation to issues of regulatory impact.
Laurence has a strong expertise in digital asset management and in the steering of strategic scoping missions.
After several experiences as an accounting assistant in an accounting firm, punctuated by an experience as a unique accounting secretary in a building company, Gaëlle integrated the accounting firm IN EXTENSO as an accounting manager where she managed a portfolio of varied clients. With a strong experience in accounting, tax, social, legal and management, Gaëlle joined SAGALINK Consulting in September 2015 as Secretary General.
Alain LE GALL
Alain started his career as a Consultant at FactSet-JCF before becoming Product Manager. He then joined the Change Management team at AXA Investment Managers and worked on projects for decision-making support and data management. He later worked for Pythagore Investissement as a Quantitative Portfolio Manager and Head of Middle Office. He is a holder of the CIIA / SFAF certification.
Alain has a strong expertise in the fields of asset management, financial information and market data management.
Nicolas started his career as consultant for the software editor named Factset, specialized in performance analysis and decision making process tools. Then, he joined the asset management company Monpensier Finance, where he consecutively worked as asset manager assistant, financial analyst and asset manager. Then, he began conducting various operational support projects, IT diagnosis and financial reporting tools (CACEIS), and participated in selecting tools and activities of the Front-to-Back chain value (CARDIF), through dedicated calls for tenders.
With 17 years of experience, CFA holder, Nicolas has an excellent knowledge of tools, organizations and reports in asset management. He also masters the problems of asset managers and middle-office.
Elias started his career at SG CIB as a Sales assistant in the “Interest Rate and Foreign Exchange Derivatives” team and then in a management company in which he held various positions : middle office manager and customer reporting then European and US equity portfolio manager. He joined SAGALINK Consulting in 2015. He assisted his clients in conducting feasability studies of middle office outsourcing and the evolution of information systems. He has also managed projects in the field of employee savings and group retirement savings.
Elias has a strong expertise in asset management, employee savings and group retirement issues.
Simon started his career at BNP Paribas Asset Management in the marketing and strategy teams of THEAM, a subsidiary in charge of quantitative and index management of BNP Paribas. He quickly evolved to take charge of a digital marketing project for the redesign of all THEAM websites and intranet sites in different countries.
He joined SAGALINK Consulting in January 2016 and has since led various assignments for asset servicers, asset managers and insurers. Simon has been involved in many transversal transformation projects : setting up a new back-office offer, redesigning operational models for insurers and management companies, outsourcing activities to asset servicers, etc.
After starting his career at DPA Invest as Middle Office Manager and Risk Controller, Marc was actively involved, as Risk Director, in the creation of the Asset Management Company “Futur Investment Managers” . During this experience and considering the size of the structure, Marc was in charge of structuring all the processes and procedures of the company and at the same time was participating in its strategic positioning.
He joined Sagalink Consulting in 2017 and has been involved in various assignments in the area of Asset Management (study and implementation of Real Estate / PE tools, steering the implementation of the MMF regulation, etc.). ), Asset Servicing (steering of a KYC remediation project, implementation of transversal processes) or distribution platforms (support in the implementation of a new offer for asset managers).