A fresh take on risk and valuation


Finalyse is a Europe-wide consultancy firm specialized in risk management and valuation. The company, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, is currently expanding its services to Paris to stay closer to its clients.

"We live in a market economy: financial institutions are at the heart of this economic fabric and intimately linked to the smooth running of our system. Unfortunately, we saw this first-hand in 2007 and 2008. As a result of bank failures stemming from unwise investments and poorly managed risks, the financial crisis escalated into a full-blown economic crisis. To play their role in our economy, it is crucial for banks and insurance companies to be properly capitalised and operate in a sound and resilient manner”, introduces Benoît Leman, Cofounder of Finalyse.

This is what Finalyse is all about: we provide advisory services to our clients, including banks, central banks, and insurance companies, to ensure that these financial institutions operate in compliance with international and local prudential regulations. More specifically, Finalyse assists its clients in designing, implementing, or validating the models and processes they have in place to better understand the risks they are facing, and there are many: volatility on the financial markets, counterparty default, extreme insurance risks, operational risk, and today, climate change-related risks. With a team of 110 passionate and experienced consultants, Finalyse supports its clients in a collaborative approach that puts the emphasis on knowledge sharing, collective intelligence, and people.

An Independent Valuation Service

Over the last 15 years, Finalyse has also developed an independent valuation service.

We help our clients to value their illiquid financial products. These are often complex unlisted instruments for which there is no market price as there would be for a share or bond on the stock market, and which therefore require a certain amount of expertise”, explains Benoît Leman.

In addition to developing complex models to quantify the value and risks of these products, Finalyse provides price reconciliation to bring greater transparency to the markets.

 “For the past 10 to 15 years, the trend has been towards increased regulation in the financial sector. Whether it’s in consultancy or valuation, there is a strong demand for expertise from regulators,” he notes. As a result, the company is often consulted as an independent third party to confirm the price of certain financial instruments. Finalyse continues to expand its Paris office and is already considering entering the North American market. The company is always on the lookout for experienced and passionate talents to strengthen its teams."


* This content was produced in partnership with OpenMedias. The BFM Business editorial team was not involved in the production of this content. The translation has been provided by Finalyse team, with no involvement from OpenMedias or BFM Business.