Frankfurt Summit on Network Analysis

26 October 2017

Strategic Partners

Funds@Work is a research based strategy consultant dedicated to the investment industry. For 15+ years we have been assisting international clients in their market entry as well as expansion projects across Europe, the Gulf, and Asia-Pacific. Among our customers are mainly asset management companies, portfolio managers, stock exchanges, and other relevant entities of the asset management industry´s value chain.
As part of our unique investor intelligence we have systematically been screening over 15,000 asset owners (covering over 70 trillion AUM) in the last 15 years on a daily basis. Hereby we use social network analysis (SNA) and visualization, in order to gain deep insights into their needs, motives and relationships, giving us a 360 degree perspective of the networks in which they are embedded. We use this knowledge about our clients´ customers to develop targeted strategies and carry them out in a holistic manner, building on solid data and methodologies rather than ”gut feeling“. We have won 2 dozens of international awards for our research which is the basis for our successful consulting practice and are known internationally to have pioneered the systematic application of social network analysis (SNA) and visualization (already in 2007/2008) to create more transparency in the global asset management industry.

Contact: Dr Murat Ünal, Phone: +49 6173 702 76 52,

SONEAN was incubated by its sister entity Funds@Work AG in 2013. SONEAN is an intelligence firm, operating internationally, and serving boards of major companies, institutional investors, and large scale lenders across the world. It was designated as „innovative young company“ in 2015 by the German Ministry for Economics and Energy and became part of Germany`s Excellence in Big Data campaign rolled out globally in 2016. SONEAN runs the largest private social network analytic capability in Europe and possibly beyond with its core team of employees, its SNA Lab (, and its academic initiative SNA at Work, connecting data in an unparalleled manner.
SONEAN`s ecosystem intelligence service helps its clients to go beyond financial, and non-financial data (such as ESG data), and bring the unique social network analytical perspective into their decision making process, thus giving them back the locus of control and enable them to take better decisions based on “actionable intelligence”. Hereby its team dynamically and systematically monitors for its clients the entire ecosystems in which they are embedded, across the world, connecting data intelligently into actionable intelligence to be used across the whole organization.
SONEAN’s customized daily or weekly Ecosystem Intelligence reports and alerts are communicated in a single preferred language (despite its global scope which covers 100+ markets, and all continents), helping to create a consistent high standard of intelligence gathering across the organization. Its clients profit from one platform, one standard, independent and complementary intelligence, reduced complexity and are enable to spot opportunities and threats in a profound new way.

Contact: Dr Murat Ünal, Phone: +49 6173 70 27 65 5,