Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst.
- Paul Taylor - President and CEO, Fitch Group
- Ian Linnell - President, Fitch Ratings
- Brian Filanowski - President, Fitch Solutions
- Charles D. Brown - General Counsel and Secretary
- Jon Ewing - Chief Marketing Officer
- Eileen Fahey - Chief Risk Officer
- Robert Harpel - Chief Technology Officer
- Andy Jackson - Head of Human Resources
- Theodore E. Niedermayer - Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
- David Samuel - Chief Accounting Officer
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective and insights we provide has helped investors fund a century of growth and make important credit judgments with confidence.
- Ian Linnell - President, Fitch Ratings
- Karen Skinner - Chief Operating Officer
- Jeremy Carter - Chief Credit Officer
- Brett Hemsley - Global Analytical Head
- Mark Oline - Head of Business & Relationship Management
- Peter Patrino - Chief Criteria Officer
- Bruce Legorburu - Chief Compliance Officer
Fitch Solutions provides credit and macro intelligence solutions helping clients to excel at managing their counterparty risk, gain deeper insights into the debt and fixed income markets, and get comprehensive intelligence about the macroeconomic environment. Our solutions, powered by Fitch Connect, are built on our history of credit, macro and industry expertise to help you make more informed business decisions.
Fitch Learning delivers learning and development solutions for the financial services industry. With centres in London, New York, Singapore, Dubai and Hong Kong; we are committed to questioning and understanding client needs across the globe and on the ground locally. Our people advise and build learning solutions to accelerate the achievements of the individual and the company, across the entire employee lifecycle.
- Andreas Karaiskos - Chief Executive Officer
AWARDS FOR FITCH RATINGS
Investment Grade Rating Agency of the Year – 2018
High Yield Rating Agency of the Year – 2017
Sovereign Rating Agency of the Year – 2017, 2018
Best Rating Agency for Islamic Finance - 2017, 2018
Public Finance Rating Agency of the Year - 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
Financial Institutions Rating Agency of the Year - 2015, 2016
Corporate Rating Agency of the Year - 2015, 2016, 2018
Project Finance Rating Agency of the Year - 2016, 2018
Best Rating Agency for Emerging Market Bonds - 1st Place - 2017
Most Impressive Rating Agency for EM Bonds - 2nd Place - 2016
Best Rating Agency for Investment Grade Corporate bonds - 2nd Place - 2016
Most Impressive Rating Agency for Financial Institution Bonds - 2nd Place - 2016
Best Global Rating Service - 2017
THE RATING PROCESS
Fitch Ratings provides forward-looking credit opinions, as indicated by its ratings, that reflect its expectations of credit behavior over a range of scenarios. The rating process begins when an arranger, issuer, sponsor, or underwriter contacts a member of Fitch’s Business Relationship Management (BRM) group with a request to engage Fitch. Fitch may also initiate unsolicited rating coverage where sufficient public information is available to provide insight to subscribers and the public debt market.
Rating Reports provide full analysis on the credit profile of an individual issuer, including key rating drivers, rating sensitivities, financials with adjustments, and peers. Rating reports are updated annually or event-driven.
Ratings Navigator for Banks, Corporates, and Insurance is a visual overview of the key quantitative and qualitative factors that drive an entity’s credit rating. Navigators are used as a key part of Fitch’s internal rating process, fully aligned with published criteria, and clearly articulate how a rating is derived.
Criteria reports identify the credit factors considered in the rating process, prioritize those factors into key ratings drivers, and describe the strengths and limitations of Fitch’s analysis.
Fitch Ratings publishes opinions on a variety of scales. The most common of these are credit ratings, but the agency also publishes ratings, scores and other relative opinions relating to financial or operational strength. For example, Fitch also provides specialized ratings of servicers of residential and commercial mortgages, asset managers and funds. In each case, users should refer to the definitions of each individual scale for guidance on the dimensions of risk covered in each assessment.
Fitch regularly publishes concise commentary and special reports featuring in-depth coverage and perspective on the latest market events and industry trends affecting the global fixed-income markets, as well as sector-specific research for Corporates, Financial Institutions, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Insurance, International & US Public Finance, Sovereigns, and Structured Finance.