Press Releases

Lopez-Elias Selects Fitch Ratings TIMES Dashboard for Local and Regional Mexican Government Analysis

Press Release / Global / Thu 08 Jul, 2021

Fitch Solutions-New York: Fitch Solutions announced today that Lopez-Elias Finanzas Publicas, a Mexico City-based consultancy providing services to Mexico’s federal entities and municipalities, has selected Fitch Ratings 2021 Subnational Entities Information and Monitoring Dashboard (TIMES) to facilitate analysis of local and regional governments in Mexico rated by Fitch Ratings.

The TIMES dashboard provides information on federal transfers granted by the Federal Government for federal participations (Ramo 28) to the states on a monthly basis, and compares it to prior year data and current year estimates. TIMES also presents the national

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López-Elías Selecciona el Tablero TIMES de Fitch Ratings para el Análisis de los Gobiernos Locales y Regionales Mexicanos

Press Release / Global / Thu 08 Jul, 2021

Fitch Solutions, Nueva York: Fitch Solutions anunció hoy que López-Elías Finanzas Públicas, una consultora ubicada en la Ciudad de México que proporciona servicios a las entidades federales y municipios de México, ha seleccionado el Tablero de Información y Monitoreo de Entidades Subnacionales (TIMES) (TIMES) de Fitch Ratings 2021 para facilitar el análisis de los gobiernos locales y regionales de México calificados por Fitch Ratings.

El TIMES proporciona información sobre las transferencias federales otorgadas por el Gobierno Federal para las participaciones federales (Ramo 28) a los estados de forma mensual y la compara con los datos del

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Fitch Solutions Pulse Survey Highlights Vaccine Rollout Risks

Press Release / Global / Fri 11 Jun, 2021

A potentially sluggish vaccine rollout which in turn dampens the nascent economic recovery is the biggest economic concern highlighted in Fitch Solutions’ latest Pulse Survey.

The survey, conducted in April 2021, of nearly 250 Fitch Solutions’ key clients and decision makers across 77 markets and multiple industries saw over 31% of respondents identify the economic impact from a potential sluggish vaccine rollout as their key concern. This marks a shift away from concerns about negative economic growth, which were dominant in 2020.

In the latest survey, fiscal and external account crises in emerging markets and persistently negative

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Fitch Solutions Launches New SCRA Data Product for Basel III

Press Release / Global / Tue 08 Jun, 2021

Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of data, research and analytics, has launched Basel III - SCRA Data, a new product which can help internationally active banks reduce the capital charge for their unrated bank exposures.

The new SCRA Data product will allow banks to accurately assess the required risk weights for their unrated bank exposure, and grade them into the required categories under the Basel III ‘Standardised Credit Risk Assessment Approach’. This determines the risk weights for unrated bank exposures, as well as bank exposures in countries that do not allow the use of external credit ratings for regulatory purposes. Potentially

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Fitch Solutions Picks Up Top Economic Forecaster Awards

Press Release / Global / Fri 04 Jun, 2021

Fitch Solutions has been named one of the world’s most accurate economic forecasters – scooping a total of 58 accolades in the annual FocusEconomics Analyst Forecast Awards.

Each year the Awards recognize the top three economic forecasters by accuracy, for a host of individual economic indicators across 90+ countries, as well as commodity prices. A total of 350 institutions and 1,500+ economists submit their forecasts to FocusEconomics each month.

In a turbulent 12 months for the global economy, the Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research team was cited widely as a Top 3 Forecaster for 56 economic indicators across dozens of

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LevFin Insights to be combined with CapitalStructure to create global news business covering leveraged finance markets

Press Release / Global / Mon 10 May, 2021

Fitch Solutions – New York and London – 10 May 2021 – Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of data, research and analytics, today announced its plans to create a global news business covering the leveraged finance markets by combining the existing LevFin Insights and CapitalStructure businesses into one business operating under the LevFin Insights (LFI) brand.

LevFin Insights will be the new global news business for Fitch Solutions and will reflect the broad range of its leveraged finance capabilities. This will include LevFin Insights’ breaking news, commentary and transaction data for the North American debt capital markets and the news and

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Fitch Group Completes Acquisition of CreditSights, Inc.

Press Release / Global / Wed 05 May, 2021

Fitch Solutions - New York/London - 5 May 2021: Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services owned by Hearst, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of CreditSights, Inc., a leading provider of independent credit research to the global financial community.

Fitch Group announced its agreement to acquire CreditSights from the founders, along with other shareholders and investors, on 14 January 2021.

CreditSights will become part of Fitch Solutions, which is a leading provider of data, research and analytics. The addition of CreditSights will strongly complement Fitch Solutions’ existing businesses. With its

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Fitch Solutions Launches Infrastructure Data and Market-Leading Project Risk Metric

Press Release / Global / Thu 08 Apr, 2021

Fitch Solutions - New York and London - 08 April 2021

Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of data, research and analytics, has released its enhanced Infrastructure Key Projects Data (KPD) together with a Project Risk Metric that enables users to quantify and gauge infrastructure project completion risk.

The KPD is part of the Fitch Solutions Country Risk and Industry Research service and provides in-depth project information for 36,000 energy, utilities, transport and social infrastructure projects with a combined value of $17 trillion.

The KPD covers infrastructure projects across 200 markets and gives users access to crucial information

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Fitch Group to Acquire CreditSights, Inc., a Leading Provider of Independent Credit Research

Press Release / Global / Thu 14 Jan, 2021

Fitch Solutions - New York and London - 14 January 2021: Fitch Group, a global leader in financial information services owned by Hearst, today announced it will acquire CreditSights, Inc., a leading provider of independent credit research to the global financial community.

The company is being acquired from the founders, along with other shareholders and investors. Financial terms for the deal were not disclosed, and closing is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.

Following the closing, CreditSights will become part of Fitch Group’s Fitch Solutions division, as it further expands its research coverage of

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Fitch Solutions Appoints Rocco Sta Maria as Global Head of Sales

Press Release / Global / Thu 03 Dec, 2020

Fitch Solutions-London-3 December 2020: Fitch Solutions, a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rocco Sta Maria as Global Head of Sales.

In this role, Mr Sta Maria will oversee sales operations based in 16 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. Mr Sta Maria brings extensive experience to Fitch Solutions, having been Partner, Strategic Partnerships, and Commercial Effectiveness Leader for Mercer the past two years and previously Partner, Regional Growth Leader, Growth Markets Region for Mercer. Prior to Mercer, Mr Sta Maria

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