Stephane Besson appointed CEO of Coalition & Founder Trevor Foster-Black to be Region Head, Europe for CRISIL
London, March 4th, 2013 - Coalition, a leading analytics provider to global financial services firms, has appointed Stephane Besson as its new CEO. Stephane succeeds founder-CEO Trevor Foster-Black, who will become Region Head, Europe, for CRISIL and Chairman of Coalition. CRISIL acquired Coalition in July 2012.
Stephane joined Coalition from McKinsey & Company in 2006. He performed pivotal roles in developing Coalition’s Client Analytics and in the company’s global expansion, especially in North America. Under Stephane’s leadership, Coalition will continue to provide objective, actionable and cutting-edge analytics to management teams across the financial service industry, with an ambitious growth strategy.
Stephane Besson stated: “I am thrilled to become the CEO of Coalition and proud to lead such a strong team and a company with so many unique assets. Coalition will continue to offer innovative and high-end analytics to our financial services clients. We are well positioned to help our clients capitalize on the opportunities in the current business environment”.
Prior to McKinsey & Company, Stephane worked at BNP Paribas. Stephane holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an engineering master from Ecole des Mines de Paris.
Trevor Foster-Black said, “I am delighted that Coalition will be led by Stephane. He has demonstrated strong leadership skills since he joined Coalition and will continue to build momentum around several new offerings. I look forward to my new responsibilities with the wider CRISIL group to provide clients with an enhanced and compelling value proposition”.
Coalition acquired by CRISIL
- CRISIL is world's largest provider of equity and fixed income research services.
- CRISIL is a subsidiary of Standard & Poor's
- Coalition is a leading analytics and business intelligence provider to the global financial services industry
London, 1 June, 2012 – Coalition Development Ltd, a privately-held London head- quartered analytics company, announces today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by CRISIL, a subsidiary of Standard & Poor's and a leading provider of ratings, research and risk and policy advisory services.
Coalition provides high-end analytics to leading global investment banks and other financial services firms. On completion Coalition will be part of CRISIL’s Global Research & Analytics (GR&A) business. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.
Trevor Foster-Black, Chairman, and CEO of Coalition said today, “We are delighted to become part of CRISIL. CRISIL is a dynamic and rapidly-growing analytical company with tremendous credibility and a strong business profile. I see a very bright future for our business as a member of the CRISIL group."
Roopa Kudva, Managing Director and CEO of CRISIL, said, “Coalition’s cutting-edge analytical capabilities and in-depth understanding of the workings of financial markets will enable CRISIL GR&A to boost its service offerings and diversify its client base. We look forward to building upon Coalition’s success and working closely with its talented team.”
Coalition was advised by Marlin & Associates.
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Founded in 2002, Coalition deploys unique proprietary analytics and algorithms to provide deep analytics on market size and dynamics, revenue opportunities and human capital, mainly to leading global investment banks. Coalition’s analytics provide a clear, actionable picture of the markets and are used by boards, strategy teams and top management at leading financial services institutions.
Coalition provides objective Business Intelligence to support strategic and tactical decisionmaking
in three areas:
Competitor – Detailed performance analysis and benchmarking of leading Investment Banks
Client – Sizing business opportunities through Revenue Pools and Individual Client Wallets
Colleague – Talent-management, Workforce planning and Resourcing
Coalition’s clients include leading Global Investment Banks, Commercial Banks, Asset & Wealth Managers, Media firms, Technology companies and Management Consultants. Coalition produces a suite of products including: Coalition Index, Coalition League and Coalition Index
For further details please see: http://www.coalition.com/
About CRISIL Limited, a Standard & Poor's Company (www.crisil.com)
CRISIL is a global analytical company providing ratings, research, and risk and policy advisory services. We are India’s leading ratings agency. We are also the foremost provider of high-end research to the world’s largest banks and leading corporations. Our majority shareholder is Standard & Poor's(S&P). Standard & Poor's, a part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of credit ratings.
About CRISIL Global Research & Analytics (GR&A)
CRISIL Global Research & Analytics (GR&A) is the world's largest and top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services. We are the world's largest provider of equity and credit research services. We are also the foremost provider of end-to-end risk and analytics services to trading and risk management functions at the world's leading financial institutions and corporations. We operate from research centers in Argentina, China, India and Poland, working with our clients across several time zones and in multiple languages. Being part of CRISIL enables us to attract and retain top-quality talent. We have over 2,300 employees, 75 per cent of whom hold advanced degrees in finance, accounting and management. We employ the largest number of CFAs and CFA aspirants in India. We won top honors at the NASSCOM Exemplary Talent Practices Award (NExT Practices) for Skill Enhancement. The award
recognizes us as a firm that has the vision to proactively invest in its people and get them future-ready. We are committed to delivering cutting-edge analysis, opinions, and solutions. This underscores our proposition of being the best people to work with.