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Fitch Solutions Pulse Survey Highlights Fears Of A Rocky Economic Recovery

Press Release / Global / Fri 20 Nov, 2020

A survey of over 300 Fitch Solutions’ key clients and decision makers across 77 markets and multiple industries has highlighted the prospect of an economic contraction as their biggest economic concern over the next 18 months.

In Fitch Solutions’ latest Pulse Survey, 48% of respondents indicated that persistently negative economic growth was their biggest economic concern over the next 18 months, followed by an insufficient fiscal and monetary policy response to Covid-19 (cited by 19% of respondents).

"Our clients see a difficult recovery from the pandemic and global recession in the months ahead. Negative growth is our clients’ top concern

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Afore Profuturo Selects Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data to Monitor Credit Risk

Press Release / Global / Wed 18 Nov, 2020

Fitch Solutions-New York-17 November 2020: Fitch Solutions announced today that Afore Profuturo, a Mexico City-based private financial institution that manages retirement and pension funds, has selected Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data to monitor the credit risk related to environmental, social and governance factors for entities and transactions rated by Fitch Ratings.

Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data provides scores for publicly rated entities and transactions across corporates, banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance, public finance (international and US municipal), global infrastructure and structured finance

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Fitch Solutions Launches New Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data Product

Press Release / Global / Thu 24 Sep, 2020

Fitch Solutions has today launched a new product, Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data, which allows market participants to transparently and easily analyse credit risk as it relates to environmental, social and governance factors for Fitch-rated entities.

Fitch Ratings ESG Relevance Scores Data provides ESG relevance scores for the majority of Fitch Ratings’ publicly rated entities and transactions across corporates, banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance, public finance (international and US municipal), global infrastructure and structured finance (ABS, CMBS and RMBS).

Dan Champeau, Global Head of Ratings Data & Research

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Fitch Solutions Wins Best Counterparty Data Project Award From Inside Reference Data

Press Release / Global / Fri 18 Sep, 2020


Fitch Solutions Bank Scorecard has been named Best Counterparty Data Project/Initiative at the 18th annual Inside Market Data Awards and Inside Reference Data Awards.

"We are pleased to be recognized by Inside Reference Data, the industry leading financial technology publication, amongst the strong competition, for our innovative Bank Scorecard product," said Paul Whitmore, Head of Credit Risk Solutions of Fitch Solutions. "This award reflects our commitment to provide our clients with peace of mind by enabling them to accurately measure the credit risk in their entire portfolio of banks, both rated and unrated, ensuring consistency in

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Fitch Solutions Pulse Survey Highlights Economic Growth Fears

Press Release / Global / Tue 01 Sep, 2020

A survey of over 400 Fitch Solutions’ key clients and decision makers across 78 markets and multiple industries has highlighted the prospect of an economic contraction as their biggest economic concern over the next 18 months.

In Fitch Solutions’ latest Pulse Survey, 55% of respondents indicated that persistently negative economic growth was their biggest economic concern over the next 18 months, followed by an insufficient fiscal and monetary policy response to Covid-19 (cited by 15% of respondents).

This is the third consecutive survey, over a timeframe of December 2019 to August 2020, in which the survey participants indicated that

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Fitch Group Scoops 94 FocusEconomics Awards In 2020

Press Release / Global / Wed 20 May, 2020

FocusEconomics, a global provider of economic analysis and commodity price forecasts, has named Fitch Group among its list of most accurate economic forecasters globally. Fitch Group, which includes Fitch Ratings and Fitch Solutions, scooped a total of 94 accolades, placing it as one of the top 3 economic forecasters worldwide, according to FocusEconomics.

Each year the Focus Economics Analyst Forecast Awards recognizes the top three economic forecasters by accuracy, for the main macroeconomic indicators across 80+ countries. A total of 350 institutions and 1000+ economists submit their forecasts to FocusEconomics each month.

The Fitch

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Fitch Solutions Launches Portal Dedicated to Coronavirus Research

Press Release / Global / Thu 23 Apr, 2020

At a time of unprecedented global market volatility, access to information on how the Covid-19 pandemic is impacting credit markets and economies is of paramount importance to market participants. In response, Fitch Solutions has launched a portal where research dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak can now be accessed, free of charge.

Powered by Fitch Connect, the new coronavirus portal hosts, at a single location, all coronavirus (COVID-19) related research produced by analysts from across Fitch Ratings, Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research and Fitch Solutions Leveraged Finance Intelligence.

‘The coronavirus pandemic is

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Fitch Solutions Appoints Dan Champeau to New Ratings Data & Research Role

Press Release / Global / Tue 17 Dec, 2019

Fitch Solutions – New York – 17 December 2019: Fitch Solutions today announces the appointment of Dan Champeau as Global Head of Ratings Data & Research, effective immediately. In this newly-created role, Mr. Champeau will lead Fitch Solutions’ credit market business/product line, including all research and data produced by Fitch Ratings. Based in New York, he will join Fitch Solutions’ management team, reporting into Brian Filanowski, President of Fitch Solutions.

“The ratings and research produced by Fitch Ratings have always been an important part of Fitch Solutions’ offerings so the relationship between the two businesses remains a

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Fitch Ventures Leads Series A Funding for Geopolitical Risk Startup GeoQuant

Press Release / Global / Wed 13 Nov, 2019

NEW YORK, November 13, 2019 – GeoQuant, a data technology company that fuses political and computer science to measure and predict political risks with unprecedented accuracy, today announced it secured $4.5M of new Series A financing. The round was led by Fitch Ventures and included GeoQuant’s existing seed investors, Aleph VC, XL Innovate (now part of AXA), as well as prominent fintech investor David Magerman. The new funding allows GeoQuant to accelerate growth and development of the first high-frequency political risk data set with demonstrated market relevance.

GeoQuant marries innovation with experience to deliver highly accurate

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Fitch Solutions Launches Bank Scorecard Tool to Aid Counterparty Risk Analysis

Press Release / Global / Tue 10 Sep, 2019

Fitch Solutions – New York – 10 September 2019: Fitch Solutions today announced the launch of a new analytical tool on Fitch Connect, Bank Scorecard. Designed to aid counterparty risk analysts with their banking portfolios, the Scorecard is the latest enhancement in the company’s Credit Risk Solution for Counterparty Credit Risk Analysis. The Bank Scorecard is an ‘expert judgement’ scoring and analysis tool aligned to the Fitch Ratings Bank Rating framework and calibrated on Fitch Ratings Viability Rating criteria, allowing users to gain a holistic view of credit risk using the same methodology across an entire portfolio.

“Nearly 90% of

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