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.
In 2022, SAGALINK Consulting decided to open a new page in its history by joining forces with Beam Advisory to create a new player dedicated to financial services. The ambition of this new group: to become the leading independent French firm in the sector. These two firms, benefiting from great business expertise and in-depth knowledge of the challenges of the financial sector, will be able to support their clients in large-scale transformation projects and provide them with an amplified intervention capacity.
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.
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).
Abdou began his career in 2013 in the finance department of Etoile Gestion, prior joining the group finance department of Amundi to support the financial control team of the partners network & savings solution business line.
Abdou then joined the firm Ailancy in 2015 where he was able to contribute to the development of the stream dedicated to securities services, mainly on the unlisted sector. He had the opportunity to work with the main market players (BNPP Securities Services, CACEIS, State Street, Rothschild Martin Maurel, etc.) on various IT, operational and organizational transformationprojets.
His Sagalink Consulting journey began in 2021.
After a first experience in project management, Imame specialized in management & organization consulting for the asset management industry as a senior consultant at SAGALINK Consulting then as a manager at EY. By 2019, he was back to SAGALINK Consulting where he currently holds the position of director.
Imame leads transformation projects for asset managers and asset servicers on different activities of their value chain. He also has a strong regulatory expertise, particularly on ESG, PRIIPS, CSDR, etc. acquired through assistance to several players at European level.
Randa started her career in Asset Management within the “business development” team at AMUNDI Asset Management before joining SAGALINK Consulting in 2017.
She has the opportunity to work on different topics related to asset management or securities services, namely by leading a project of EMIR Regulation, participating in the framing, structuring and monitoring of several KYC remediation projects. In addition, she also had the opportunity to support a distribution platform in the implementation of a new service offering for asset managers.
Ismaël started his career as a financial and extra-financial analyst, where he carried out screening and evaluation missions of startups on behalf of major French groups or investors.
He joined SAGALINK Consulting in 2018 and is involved, mainly with asset managers, in projects for the transformation of their organization and the evolution of their information system: Ismaël has worked on numerous projects relating to the design of TOM and the implementation of FrontToBack solutions
Jinane Charafe EDDINE
Jinane started her career as a buy side analyst at Trustream Finance, then joined EY as a financial auditor.
At Sagalink Consulting since 2017, Jinane has participated in numerous projects around MiFID2, PRIIPS regulations, data management and reporting for asset managers and private banks. In addition, she has conducted transformation projects for institutional asset managers as well as merger projects between asset management companies.
Zeineb started her career as a Strategy and Operations at EY in 2015 and contributed to public finance & sector related projects
At Sagalink Consulting since 2018, Zeineb has participated in numerous transformation, regulations and data management projects for asset servicers (PMO for a KYC remediation plan & IT migration) , private banking (definition of the target model for AuM monitoring) & institutional asset managers (implementation of Front & Middle Platforms)