clients and testimonials
Progressive Asset Managers
"I’ve needed Corinne’s regulatory reward expertise twice over the past few years. We are a small Reward team and didn’t have the bandwidth to accommodate new remuneration requirements without external help.
The first time Corinne came to GAM, she assisted us with implementing CRD III and IV, UCITS V, and AIFMD regulations across our UK and European entities. She liaised with local representatives to identify which population was affected by which regulations. As we have several legal entities and the same employee can be caught by several regulations, this was a complex task. Her work allowed us to communicate with each employee confidently on how the regulations impact them and fulfil our European regulatory reward obligations. Corinne’s work is still in use today.
More recently, I invited Corinne to come back to GAM to help us with project and stakeholder managing the implementation of the UK Senior Manager & Certification Regime (SMCR). This time her role was to coordinate the impact of SMCR across the whole HR function: recruitment, operations, L&D and regulatory reward. She represented the HR function at weekly cross-functional meetings and kept us on track throughout the project with detailed tasks, timeline and deliverables for each one of us. She supported us, acted as a sounding board and constructively challenged us where necessary.
Her organised approach resulted in us being fully SMCR compliant by the implementation date of 9 December 2019!"
"Having met Corinne through various networking events, where I was impressed with her deep experience, I was delighted when Corinne and I started working together at EDF Energy.
I had recently joined the firm and needed help with designing the overall Reward strategy and embedding the team into their various newly created roles. Corinne assisted me with designing and implementing the Employee Value Proposition and explaining it to employee representatives.
Corinne was also influential in building the team spirit through the organisation of external events and the Reward Academy which she started for Reward and HR colleagues.
Corinne’s technical Reward skills came to the fore when she designed new pay scales and a grading structure and modelled its financial impact so that we knew how much the proposed changes would cost.
As a French national, Corinne was able to bridge the language and cultural gap between the Paris head-office and UK-based stakeholders. We made several trips to Paris together to meet with senior counterparts, explain our proposed Reward strategy to them and ensure it was agreed for our UK population.
A couple of years later, I called on Corinne’s services again, this time to review our executive population. I wanted to check that all senior roles up to Board level were properly defined, graded and compensated. Corinne worked closely with external provider Hay and her analytical work led to necessary changes in our executive team which clarified accountabilities and ensured appropriate compensation.
Please do contact me if you would like to discuss this endorsement further."
"I am based in the US and didn’t have a team member based in the UK at the time. So, I asked Corinne if she could help us with the implementation of AIFMD and UCITS remuneration requirements across all of our European entities. We have offices in the UK, France, Luxemburg and Ireland.
Corinne was the main contact to compile the regulatory disclosures requested by each local regulator, each with their own slight interpretation of the European regulations. Her French language skills were very useful when dealing with colleagues in Paris and Luxemburg, especially when it came to legal and regulatory matters.
This project set us on the right path for the ongoing implementation of these complex regulations year after year."
"I got to know Corinne when PWC were appointed external auditors of the Jupiter account. My role was to ensure our client was compliant with all regulatory remuneration requirements.
To that extent, I worked closely with Corinne and needed her to provide us with accurate and prompt answers to our audit questions which related to very senior staff and Board members.
Due to her systematic and organised approach, she was able to do so very diligently. I highly praise the quality of the supporting evidence she provided.
She made our work much easier at what a stressful time of the year"