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Fitch Named Best Rating Agency in APAC in Record 5 Categories

Fitch has won the Credit Rating Agency of the Year (2018) awards for the corporate, investment-grade, public-finance, project-finance and sovereign categories. It is the agency's first award for the investment-grade category, and the fourth consecutive win for public finance.

Fitch Ratings Appoints New Chairman for Asia Pacific

Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research, today announced it has appointed Matthew Ginsburg as Chairman, Asia Pacific. He succeeds Bernard de Lattre, who is stepping down from the role, but will remain at Fitch for the foreseeable future in order to ensure a smooth transition.

ABS-CBN

Fitch Ratings: Philippines Telecoms Sector

Janice Chong, Director in Fitch Ratings’ APAC Technology team, speaks to ABS-CBN on the credit ratings outlook for Philippine telcos, including the challenges and prospects for the rollout of 5G, the next generation wireless standard.

Blooomberg

China’s Internet Giants: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent

Steve Durose, Managing Director and Deputy Head of APAC Corporate Ratings at Fitch Ratings, discusses Alibaba earnings and his ratings on Chinese internet giants. He speaks on Bloomberg Markets: Asia.

Brian Filanowski Appointed President of Fitch Solutions

Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services, is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Filanowski as President of Fitch Solutions. Ranjit Tinaikar, who has held the role of President for the past two years, has decided to leave the company to pursue other opportunities. He will continue to support Fitch Solutions as an advisor during a transition period.

Fitch Ratings Launches ESG Relevance Scores to Show Impact of ESG on Credit

Fitch Ratings today announced the launch of a new integrated scoring system that shows how environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors impact individual credit rating decisions. 

CNBC

Expect Corporate Credit Growth in China to Pick Up in 2019

Ying Wang of Fitch Ratings says it is "sensible" for the Chinese authorities to shift its focus from deleveraging efforts, which increased corporate sector defaults in 2018, to stabilizing leverage in the country.

Bloomberg

What to Watch in Money Market Funds Reform

Alastair Sewell, Senior Director, Fund & Asset Manager, Fitch Ratings talks about Chinese and European Market Reform, US MMF Tax implications and Brexit sensitivities. He speaks on "Bloomberg Markets: Rules and Returns".

Bloomberg & CNBC

US Debt Ceiling Is a Risk, Says Fitch's McCormack

James McCormack, Global Head of Sovereign Ratings at Fitch, discusses the US government shutdown and the debt ceiling and their impact on ratings. He speaks on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.
CNBC: 2019 Outlook of Global Sovereign Ratings.

BBC

Financial Fallout of California Wildfires "Fairly Significant" for Insurers

With losses that could reach $13 billion, the recent wildfires in California will have lasting effects for both property and casualty and Bermuda-based reinsurers, according to Chris Grimes during an interview on BBC Bermuda.

Fitch Group Signs UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Fitch Group today announced it has signed the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), underlining its commitment to incorporating environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) issues into investment practice and developing a more sustainable global financial system.

Fitch Announces New International Public Finance Appointments

Fitch Ratings is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicolas Painvin as Managing Director and Analytical Head of International Public Finance.

Fitch Group Becomes a Wholly-Owned Hearst Business

Hearst acquires remaining 20% equity interest in leading global financial information services company, Fitch Group.

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