Meet SimCorp’er Ludovic Balace

Ludovic is a Senior Business Consultant based in France. After an internship in investment banking, he moved over to SimCorp to work as a business consultant. Today, he helps make investment management less complex via SimCorp’s solutions. He has been with SimCorp since 2011.

What does your job entail? As a Senior Business Consultant, I am the point of contact between clients and SimCorp's offices in Denmark, Ukraine and France. I am helping bridge the gap between investment management and IT solutions by understanding the needs and challenges of the client and use this knowledge to come up with the best solution. I like to work right in the center of two industries – investment management and IT solutions. When I started in SimCorp’s office in France, we were nine people. Now, we are close to 50 – and it’s rewarding to see the role that we all played in this development.

Working at SimCorp teaches you to make quick decisions and understand the bigger picture.Ludovic Balace

How does collaboration work at SimCorp? I would say that we work borderless – both in terms of geography, but also between the different business units. I do most of my work in teams and work closely with colleagues in offices all over the world – I have a good go-to-guy, who I can call for advice in every country. I think it is great that we can rely on each other like that, and in many ways SimCorp has made me team player. I feel that the atmosphere of collaboration and support makes the massive SimCorp team feel like a small community of experts – all working towards the same common goal.

What is the work environment like? We have a flat hierarchy at SimCorp. Everyone at SimCorp talks openly to each other, which creates a great working atmosphere. The framework we work with is large, complex, and constantly changing; you learn to make quick decisions and understand the bigger picture. Also, everyone at SimCorp has a high level of expertise in both finance and IT software, and I feel that I learn a lot from my skilled colleagues every day. If you stop learning at your job, it becomes far too boring – and life at SimCorp is never boring! 

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