We are continuing to monitor official advice and the global position on a daily basis, in close liaison with our clients and teams in all locations. Our priority remains the well-being of our people, our relationships and our commitment to the long-term sustainability of our sector.
Sionic unites three firms – Catalyst, Knadel and Sionic Advisors – with a common commitment and a proud track record of more than 25 years of delivering outstanding expertise to financial services clients worldwide.
Our different histories do not divide us: they are part of who we are now. Together, our global track record of achievement enables us to advise clients with informed understanding, as well as technical expertise.
These are some of the key moments in our story, so far.
Sionic accelerates its strategic ambitions to become the pre-eminent supplier of business, operations and people development services to the world’s leading banks and financial institutions – starting the year with the appointment of ‘pace-setter’ Mark Humphries as our new Chairman.
Despite everything 2020 threw at the world, Sionic has another successful year, pivoting seamlessly to remote working and digital delivery, securing Chartered Banker Institute accreditation for two of our key learning and development programmes, winning new clients, winning new business – and winning Best Management Consultancy in the 8th Annual European WealthBriefing awards.
Sionic Advisors opens their first office in India
Catalyst celebrates a record year: in under 12 months the firm acquires Knadel; is named as a top 50 UK Best Workplace™; opens its first nearshore base in Lithuania; launches and expands its offshore base in Jersey; appoints it’s first HRD and signs its first strategic academic alliance in mainland Europe.
Sionic Advisors open offices in Madrid, Singapore and Zurich
Catalyst announces an investment partnership with Livingbridge PE
Sionic Advisors opens their first London office and appoints Xavier Pujos as their first European managing partner
Catalyst is awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise, in recognition of the firm’s global impact.
Sionic Advisors opens their Toronto office in June 2015
Catalyst completes a management buy-out from Abeam
Catalyst achieves record profits during its buy-out year
Catalyst is bought by Abeam
Catalyst decides to focus exclusively on financial markets
Catalyst delivers a milestone project: the Global Tech Intra Ops model for JP Morgan Chase
Catalyst moves headquarters to Fleet Street in the City of London
Catalyst de-merges from The Blueprint Group
Catalyst runs the inaugural Core Capabilities programme for JP Morgan, in New York
Catalyst delivers its first £1million assignment, for UBS
Catalyst delivers its first £100K programme, for Sun Alliance
Catalyst delivers the Odyssey programme for JP Morgan and also forms ‘The Blueprint Group’ with JM
Catalyst is founded by Greg Davis with a commitment to be a distinctively ‘clean and proud’ consultancy