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SAGALINK Consulting stands out of the crowd with its commitment to offer its clients a dual expertise in business and consulting. Our dedicated and customized approach provides an effective added value.

OUR SCOPE OF OPERATIONS

SAGALINK Consulting participates in projects ranging from strategic planning to operational implementation. We support our clients in their business development: business set-up, development / expansion of new services or products, partnerships research, competitive analysis, etc. We work with them on their organizational change: redesign and optimization of processes, organization or tools, etc. We help them to comply with regulatory issues: application for agreements, legal compliance, audit and risk management, etc.

 

OUR REFERENCES

SAGALINK Consulting has earned the trust of its clients, among them medium-sized entrepreneurial structures as well as large banking and insurance groups.

  • Asset Management :  Amundi, ASPIM, AEW, Federal Finance, Groupe VOISIN, HSBC Global AM, La Française AM, NGAM, OFI AM, Sofidy, Ciloger
  • Investor Services : BNP Paribas Securities Services, CACEIS Investor Services, EFA-European Fund Administration, Natixis EuroTitres, Société Générale Securities Services
  • Private Banking : Rothschild & Cie, AXA Private Management
  • Insurance : AXA, GENERALI

 

PROJECTS WE WORKED ON

Asset management

  • Distribution support: Analysis of European BtoB distribution support platforms. Market study and competitive positioning. Definition of value-added services per distribution channel.
  • International fund distribution strategy: Strategic guidance and identification of the resources required to develop international fund distribution.
  • Real estate asset management: Formalization of operational procedures for real estate asset management companies and specialized entities of real estate activities.
  • Pan-European pension fund: Feasibility study about selecting a service provider for the support of a pan-European pension fund. Assistance with request for proposal.
  • Custodian transfer: Project management, coordination and facilitation for the transfer of custodian and fund administration activities to a new service provider.
  • Middle-Office operations outsourcing: Project management, coordination and facilitation of a middle-office outsourcing project. Assignments for the design of flow-processing tools, and for the harmonization of repositories.
  • Review of Front-to-Back processes: Monitoring, coordination and facilitation of the “Front-to-Back“ project for an entrepreneurial asset management company
  • Merger of two finance departments: Assistance with the merger process of two asset managers’ Finance Departments, creating one of the largest French Asset Management group.
  • Internal control and compliance dashboard: Definition and design of dashboards to monitor internal control and compliance for a holding company managing 23 asset management subsidiaries across Europe, Asia and the US.
  • MiFID: Review of action plans linked to compliance of European asset management companies with MiFID. Regulatory watch.
  • Risk control: Design of a regulatory risk matrix and implementation with operational risk mapping.
  • AIFM Directive transposition: Working groups coordination and relationship with French market authority in the context of AIFMD transposition and MiFID revision. Impact identification for real estate asset management.
  • Risk monitoring: Implementation of a risk monitoring process for “formula” funds (i.e. partially guaranteed funds).

Investor Services

  • Reception/Transmission of investment fund orders: Definition and creation of a new service offer for the “Reception/Transmission of UCITS and hedge fund orders”, taking into account the specificities of each European country. Description of the functionalities to consider for the order book.
  • Middle-Office offer: Feasibility study about the creation of a middle-office outsourcing offer for the French and Luxembourgian asset management market. Market study and competitive positioning. Business plan and budgeting.
  • OTC valuation: Opportunity study of a new offer of “Independent OTC derivatives pricing”. Market study and competitive positioning. Identification of resource budget and possible synergies with "sister" companies.
  • Custody: Feasibility study on the improvement of the custody offer for large investors and institutional clients. Identification of new value-added services.
  • Distribution support: Assistance with the organizational structure and resources required to develop a European "Fund Distribution Support" offer and related services.
  • Solvency II: Definition of the components of a “Solvency II” offer for asset managers and institutional investors. Budgeting and planning.
  • Transfer Agent: Feasibility study project of standardization of fund subscription/redemption processes for all the European entities of an asset servicer. Feasibility study of the set-up of a European hub, assessment of the specific processes to keep locally.

Private Banking

  • Asset Management business unit set-up: Assistance with the set-up of a type-2 asset management company: formalization of and follow-up with the agreement application, selection of third-party providers, negotiation of fees and contracts, development of processes and drafting of procedures.
  • Distribution platform strategy: Design of a target products & services offer for a BtoBtoC platform dedicated to French financial advisors.

Insurance

  • Pan-European pension fund: Feasibility study of a pan-European pension fund linked to unit insurance contract with compartments allowing the management of tax specificities across participating countries.
  • Fund valuation outsourcing: Feasibility study of an offer for the outsourcing of the accounting and valuation of French insurance portfolios. Market study and competitive positioning.
  • Due diligence : Assistance with the regulatory due diligence for the acquisition of a banking institution (Compliance and Internal Control – CRBF 97-02).