Sia Partners joins Moody's Analytics PartnerAlliance network

17 May 2017 Consultancy.uk

Risk management business Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody's, has announced a strategic collaboration with Sia Partners. The partnership sees the international management consultancy mandated to bring Moody’s Analytics’ award-winning capabilities to customers across the globe.

Moody’s Analytics is a solution that helps companies with solving complex regulatory and financial management challenges. The firm’s tools and best practices focus on topics such as risk management, credit analysis, asset & liability management, regulatory reporting and financial risk management. 

PartnerAlliance network

The company, which is an arm of $3.6 billion capital markets giant Moody's, in February this year launched a PartnerAlliance network – a programme which ensures its clients receive expert and qualified support when it comes to designing, implementing and maintaining Moody’s Analytics’ solutions. Since launching, several consultancies, system integrators and technology vendors have joined the network, including RiskMatrix (a Cyprus-based consulting firm), Hand Enterprises (a risk consulting consultancy in China), Management Solutions (a business consultancy with 20+ offices globally) and Affecto (an IT consulting firm with operations in the Nordics).

The latest consultancy to join the PartnerAlliance network is Sia Partners, a Paris-headquartered management consulting firm with over 850 consultants across the globe. Commenting on the firm’s admittance, Steve Tulenko, Executive Director of Enterprise Risk Solutions at Moody’s Analytics, says, “Sia Partners consistently adds value to the financial institutions it assists. With a deep understanding of regulatory, financial, and risk management issues, and a global footprint, Sia Partners is a trusted implementation partner capable of providing trusted delivery options for our client base.”

Sia Partners joins Moody's Analytics PartnerAlliance network

Companies that join the partner programme are offered online training and certification, access to a dedicated help desk, and PartnerAlliance branding. Membership also includes coaching and support packages to help kick-start new projects and receive ongoing support. Sia Partners joined as an Elite partner, a status that according to Tulenko recognises the company’s extensive experience in implementing Moody’s Analytics banking and insurance software and supporting clients over a number of years. This means that the management consulting firm will also enjoy access to exclusive product roadmap previews, dedicated relationship management with Moody’s Analytics, and invitations to Moody’s Analytics proprietary events.

As part of the partnership, Sia Partners will building a centre of expertise in the domain, consisting of consultants specialised in risk management in the financial services industry and in implementing Moody’s Analytics solutions.

Sia Partners’s CEO and founder, Matthieu Courtecuisse, remarked on the firm’s rationale for joining the programme. “Our experience working with Moody’s Analytics has been excellent. Its strategic platform approach brings a valuable proposition to our customers, while Sia Partners brings relevant expertise in areas such as Basel, FRTB, Anacredit, and IFRS regulations that are of strategic concern to many Moody’s Analytics clients. By increasing our level of expertise around Moody’s Analytics solutions, we can better help our shared clients fully realise the benefits of deploying those solutions.” 

Courtecuisse further highlighted that the alliance is non-exclusive, leaving Sia Partners open to collaborate with other vendors and solution providers in the field, a feat which is in line with the firm’s “independent” approach to consulting.

Earlier this month Sia Partners also joined the member ranks of the World Economic Forum (WEF), one of the most influential networks for global development and public-private cooperation.

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