Sionic Appoints Northern Trust’s Sascha Calisan to Lead Distribution Services Specialism 

We’re expanding our asset management leadership team

Sionic has announced the appointment of industry expert Sascha Calisan as a Director in its Asset Management practice, where she will lead the firm’s specialist Distribution Services capability. Sascha joins Sionic from her previous role as Head of Fund Distribution Support at Northern Trust and brings over 25 years’ asset servicing experience across product management, strategy and research, and client facing roles.

Sascha Calisan has shaped distribution from concept into suites of consulting services and tools, leveraging the best of breed vendors and enhancing asset managers’ asset raising capability, and their own clients’ experience. Sascha has also worked consultatively with multiple asset managers to help them make informed decisions to raise assets and generate revenue. She began her career in 1996 at Morgan Stanley, before moving to RBC in 1998 then to Northern Trust in 2008, where she latterly served as Head of Fund Distribution Services until her move to Sionic.

Sascha Calisan says:

“I’m a problem solver. Throughout my career, I’ve brought together people and ideas to solve common challenges. The fact that distribution is typically a very fractured part of our industry offers a real opportunity to think laterally, reduce complexity, improve efficiency and give clients (and their clients) the sophisticated simplicity they increasingly expect. And when I was thinking about ‘what next’, that opportunity, combined with the breadth of Sionic’s client base and expertise proved irresistible!”

Ashley Sheen, Sionic Managing Partner in the Asset Management Practice comments:

“We are delighted that Sascha is joining our team.  She is highly regarded, experienced and well networked. Her arrival will enable us to help even more clients to tackle their strategic and operating model challenges in distribution and client experience. She joins at an exciting time, as we continue to partner with our colleagues in the Davies Group, to bring their award-winning CX digital technology solutions to the Asset Management industry. We are all excited to be working with her.”

Sascha Calisan – further information

Sascha holds a BSc in Business Economics & Modern Languages from Southampton University; a PMEB Product Management Certificate and is an affiliate of the Securities Institute.

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Meet Sascha Calisan

I am a specialist in distribution services, with a flair for connecting people, processes and ideas.