Press

March 2019

Cross-border distribution roundtable: In listening mode
14/03/2019 - Funds Europe
Our panel discusses the European Commission’s cross-border funds distribution proposal and, in the post-Brexit world, Luxembourg’s role as a hub for cross-border distribution of traditional and alternative funds.
Catering to the new breed of global family
07/03/2019 - Professional Wealth Management
There are huge opportunities in servicing families with a global footprint, from managing their assets through to educating the next generation in financial matters.

February 2019

Survey on Brexit by SGG: The Findings
28/02/2019 - InFinance
At the start of this year, SGG surveyed UK fund managers to ‘take the temperature’ of the fund management industry on Brexit. This has provided us with insights on the firms’ perspectives on 2018 and has given us a sense of the challenges that firms can expect in a post-Brexit world.
Brexit debate: United in disapproval
28/02/2019 - Funds Europe
Their views on Brexit are poles apart, but Gina Miller and Roger Bootle agree that the UK’s withdrawal agreement is next to worthless. Nick Fitzpatrick reports from an SGG Group event run in partnership with Funds Europe.

January 2019

SGG Group announces two senior Board appointments
31/01/2019 - SGG Group announces two senior Board appointments
SGG Group announces two senior Board appointments Leading global investor services provider, SGG Group has appointed Serge Krancenblum to the new position of Group Executive Chairman and chair of the Group’s Supervisory Board and Mark Pesco as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Both appointments are subject to regulatory approval. Under Serge Krancenblum’s leadership SGG Group has become the 4th largest independent investor services firm in the world with the required scale and industry expertise across all segments.
Funds Europe Awards: European Personality of the Year
31/01/2019 - European Personality of the Year: WINNER - SERGE KRANCENBLUM, CEO, SGG GROUP
IN AWARDING SERGE KRANCENBLUM the Personality of the Year trophy, the judges have recognised someone who has helped to create a new player in the asset servicing market. From its formation 20 years ago in Luxembourg, SGG has grown to become a prominent voice in the specialist end of the market, offering services in private markets, special fund structures and advice. Krancenblum has been the key figure in this development and has helped to build a business with a global footprint and complementary skills base.
Making an impact: how philanthropy is evolving in the private client space
25/01/2019 - Article by Kevin O'Connell in Family Offices Journal
What does the future hold for private client philanthropy? We have witnessed a marked shift in recent years; one that is increasingly becoming a global phenomenon. Ultra-high-net-worth (UHNW) individuals and their families are increasingly moving away from simple charitable donations, where the recipient would spend the money as they see fit, and towards a much more dynamic, innovative and hands-on approach. The lines between philanthropy and business are blurring as wealthy donors seek active involvement in the management of their charitable funds, applying the same principles of control...
SGG EVENT: Into the Netherlands
04/01/2019 - Funds Europe
Funds Europe was media partner to an event in Amsterdam by investor services firm SGG Group to discuss the funds business environment in the Netherlands. SGG, the fund administration business, hosted a further thought-leadership event in Amsterdam recently. The Netherlands and its environment for fund firms was the key focus. The event brought together a range of industry specialists to look at issues affecting the industry.
SGG dans ses objectifs
04/01/2019 - PaperJam
2018 se boucle sur un rythme soutenu pour SGG, avec une concrétisation de la stratégie visant à bâtir un acteur global. Le groupe est désormais le quatrième acteur mondial. Les États-Unis font partie des marchés prometteurs.

December 2018

How to prepare for a no-deal Brexit
24/12/2018 - Real Deals
Private equity firms will desperately be hoping that a no-deal Brexit never materialises, but as time to ratify an agreement runs out GPs need to take steps to protect their interests irrespective of the outcome. Reals Deals gathered a panel of experts in a recent webinar to outline what GPs can do in the worst-case scenario. Here are some of the highlights.
Q&A: Justin Partington, group fund solutions leader at SGG
19/12/2018 - Real Deals
SGG Group’s Justin Partington explains how technology is transforming the way private equity firms interact with their LPs and why fund administrators who fail to embrace this change risk becoming redundant.

November 2018

Impact investment can make a difference in Africa
28/11/2018 - HedgeNews Africa
One of the most common complaints heard from the private equity community in Africa centres on the relative lack of availability of quality investment targets capable of delivering the returns expected by their limited partners (LPs), the underlying investors in their funds to whom they have a fiduciary duty to provide an expected rate of return on the capital deployed, notes Charles Buchanan, managing director of fund services for Africa at SGG Group.
FAST Growing Journey
22/11/2018 - Africa Global Funds Interview with Graham Sheward
SGG Group offers administrative and accounting solutions for investment funds, multinational corporations and family offices across more than 20 countries. Last year, the firm acquired Cim Global Business in Mauritius, which was rebranded as SGG. Graham Sheward, Managing Director, SGG Mauritius, tells AGF about some of the projects in Africa.
"Innovative solutions for private clients"
06/11/2018 - PaperJam News - Pascal Rapallino
At SGG, it is in our DNA to innovate and adapt. We strive to be proactive in developing new solutions for our private clients – for entrepreneurs, high-net-worth families and their family offices – across a range of service segments. SGG acts as a trusted partner, providing high-quality personalised investor services to help its clients make investments in a compliant manner.
« Des solutions innovantes pour la clientèle privée »
06/11/2018 - PaperJam News - Pascal Rapallino
Chez SGG, innover et s’adapter fait partie de notre ADN. Nous nous efforçons d’être proactifs dans le développement de nouvelles solutions pour nos clients privés - pour les entrepreneurs, les familles fortunées et leurs Family Offices – avec un large éventail de types de services.

September 2018

The real challenge lies in cultural fit
25/09/2018 - PaperJam Club - Serge Krancenblum
As one of the speakers at the 10x6 ‘Entrepreneurship : les défis de la transmission’ conference, Serge Krancenblum talks to Paperjam Club about his vision of entrepreneurship: from transferring ownership to taking over a company.
Equity Bridge Financing: Reaping the benefits of liquidity and flexibility
25/09/2018 - Performance Magazine - Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine & Justin Partington
In the sophisticated world of private equity, what is the role of equity bridge financing, and how can it improve returns to investors? Despite some recent claims that such financing can be regarded as a “trick”, in reality there is a great deal to commend equity bridge financing as a key tool for investors to smooth the process of private equity investing to the benefit of both investors and the market as a whole.
« Services to asset managers are now the biggest growth driver. »
17/09/2018 - AGEFI Interview with Christian Heinen.
Christian Heinen, Managing Director, SGG Luxembourg, talks to AGEFI about SGG's position in Luxembourg upon his return after six years spent in Hong Kong and China.

August 2018

Mauritius as an Investment Hub for Africa
13/08/2018 - Into Africa-Graham Sheward
What role can Mauritius play as an investment hub for Africa, at a time where the continent continues to face financing gaps when it comes to the future development of its infrastructure? Energy projects are currently consuming around 60% of African infrastructure investment, and there continues to be significant demand for public and private investment to address the water supply, sanitation and ICT amongst others.

July 2018

INTERVIEW: Meeting the standard
31/07/2018 - Funds Europe - Justin Partington
Nicholas Pratt talks to Justin Partington of specialist administrator SGG about global expansion, private equity standardisation and the threat of disruption.
SGG EVENT: A wealth of options
Funds Global Asia was media partner to an event held in Hong Kong by investor services firm SGG Group to discuss investor options in Asia.

June 2018

A visit to the Big Apple
13/06/2018 - Funds Europe - Justin Partington (SGG Group), Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine (Goodwin Procter) and Paul Winters (Denham Capital)
SGG Group, a fund administration firm, hosted a seminar in partnership with Funds Europe to brief american asset managers and advisers on the business and regulatory outlook for the EU.
Specialist administrator directory: Impact studies
What impact do you anticipate Brexit will have on your business? SGG has operations in a number of European jurisdictions such as Luxembourg, Amsterdam and France, which are becoming good domicile options for a number of funds, asset management companies and banks relocating from the U.K., as well as for several major insurers from the United States.

May 2018

Compliance for good
04/05/2018 - Investment Europe - Renaud Oury

April 2018

SGG Crossroads : Finance and sustainability
19/04/2018 - Duke - Renaud Oury
Renaud Oury (SGG Crossroads): finance and sustainability SGG Group in collaboration with Baker McKenzie, Carne, Deloitte and ING are organising a one-of-a-kind conference in Luxembourg on 26 June 2018 at ING Lux House. Prestigious speakers, such as Sir Bob Geldof, Gina Miller and Nev Hyman will answer the question: ‘Can the finance industry contribute to a better society?’. Interview with Renaud Oury. Why did you create SGG Crossroads?

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