Press Releases

Fitch Solutions Hires Ruth Yang as Managing Director of Leveraged Finance Intelligence

Press Release / Global / Wed 21 Aug, 2019

Fitch Solutions – New York – 21 Aug 2019: Fitch Solutions today announces that it has appointed Ruth Yang as Managing Director of Leveraged Finance Intelligence. A leveraged finance product specialist with more than 20 years of experience in the credit markets, she will be responsible for developing Fitch Solutions’ leveraged finance offerings. Based in New York, she will report into Steven Miller, Head of Leveraged Finance Intelligence at Fitch Solutions.

“Ruth brings a wealth of experience managing the data, research and capabilities that today’s market participants require to navigate the leveraged credit markets with confidence,” says

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Covenant Review Brings Documentation Scoring to European Leveraged Loan Market

Press Release / Europe / Tue 09 Jul, 2019

Covenant Review, a Fitch Solutions service, today announces it launched CR Documentation Scoring for the European leveraged loan market. CR Documentation Scoring is a user friendly tool for assessing risks in loan documentation.  The tool, which has been available for the U.S. leveraged loan market since January 2019, responds to market participants’ growing need for tools to gauge lender protections. 

“While the erosion of lender protections has been prominent and widespread in the U.S., European leveraged loans are also susceptible to shifts in documentation as market technicals change,” says Steven Miller, Head of Leveraged Finance

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Fitch Solutions Makes Strong Showing in FocusEconomics' Analyst Forecast Awards 2019

Press Release / Global / Thu 30 May, 2019

Fitch Solutions-London-30 May 2019: Fitch Solutions is pleased to announce that it has been named amongst the most accurate economic and commodities forecasters globally at FocusEconomics Analyst Forecast Awards 2019.

FocusEconomics is a global provider of economic analysis and commodity price forecasts. It ranks core macroeconomic and commodity price forecasts from 350 institutions and 1000+ economists who submit forecasts to FocusEconomics each month. Each year FocusEconomics announce the top forecasters for the year, based on the accuracy of their forecasts.

In total, Fitch Solutions was named top forecaster for macroeconomic indicators

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Fitch Solutions Named Best Counterparty Data Provider by Waters Technology

Press Release / Global / Wed 22 May, 2019

Fitch Solutions has been named “Best Counterparty Data Provider” at Waters Technology’s annual Inside Market Data/Inside Reference Data Awards. Presented yesterday in New York, the awards recognize industry excellence within market data, reference data and enterprise data management.

“Fitch Solutions is grateful to be recognized for the quality of our counterparty data and the investments we’ve made in technology to help clients get the most out of it,” says Paul Whitmore, Head of Counterparty Credit Risk. “This award demonstrates our commitment to understanding our clients’ needs and providing solutions that improve their workflow.”


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Fitch Group and the LSTA Bring Transparency to Loan Market with New Content

Press Release / Global / Wed 24 Apr, 2019

Fitch Group – New York – 24 April 2019: Fitch Group and the Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA) today announced that Fitch Group’s leveraged loan expertise will now be available to LSTA members alongside the LSTA’s other resources. Beginning in April, LSTA will feature research, commentary, data and events from Fitch Group’s leveraged credit-focused brands including Fitch Ratings, Covenant Review and LevFin Insights. In addition, Covenant Review will be the LSTA’s exclusive partner for covenant-related content for the loan market.

“Fitch and LSTA share a commitment to loan market transparency. Fitch continues to invest in this

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Fitch Solutions Launches Client Community

Press Release / Global / Wed 13 Feb, 2019

Fitch Solutions—New York—February 13, 2019—Fitch Solutions today announces the launch of the Fitch Solutions Client Community, a platform designed to better engage clients and ensure the Fitch Connect platform’s capabilities evolve to deliver the right solutions.

Clients who join the community benefit from three programs:

  • Access: members have easy access to Fitch Solutions’ analysts and the opportunity to preview and weigh in on new Fitch Connect features before they roll out;
  • Advisory Board: senior level members have opportunity to participate in Fitch Solutions Advisory Board, which will position the clients & Fitch Solutions as
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Brian Filanowski Appointed President of Fitch Solutions

Press Release / Global / Mon 28 Jan, 2019

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.

Based in Fitch's New York office, Brian Filanowski joined Fitch in 2014 and has most recently been responsible for Fitch Connect as well as Data Management, all Product and Solutions Development, and Technology across Fitch Solutions.

Prior to joining Fitch

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Covenant Review Launches Documentation Score to Measure the Strength/Weakness of Lenders’ Covenants

Press Release / Global / Tue 15 Jan, 2019

New York, NY – January 15, 2019 – Covenant Review, a Fitch Solutions service, today announces the launch of Documentation Score, a simple, user-friendly scoring tool to assess risks in documentation. The new tool, included as part of Covenant Review’s loan subscription service, responds to a growing demand from subscribers for a more comprehensive view of the U.S. first-lien institutional loan market in the wake of a decade-long trend of weakening covenant protections and looser documentation.

Documentation Score measures a covenant’s strength to protect lenders. For each loan, private or public, it provides one composite score, based on

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Fitch Solutions Wins American Financial Technology Award for ‘Best Use of the Agile Method’

Press Release / Global / Tue 04 Dec, 2018

Fitch Solutions—New York—December 4, 2018--Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit, debt market, and macro intelligence solutions, has won an American Financial Technology Award for ‘Best Use of the Agile Method’.  

The award, which recognizes  technology vendors’ use of the agile methodology to deliver regular software updates to clients, was presented  at last night’s awards dinner hosted by Waters magazine and

The award acknowledges the technology behind FitchConnect, an innovative, robust and comprehensive credit analytics and market intelligence platform. Use of the agile method revolutionized Fitch

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Fitch Group Signs UN Principles for Responsible Investment

Press Release / Global / Thu 20 Sep, 2018

Fitch Group – London – 20 September 2018: 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.

Paul Taylor, President and CEO of Fitch Group, said: “Sustainability is a core principle for Fitch Group. We recognise the increasing importance being placed on ESG by the investor community and other market participants, and are committed to playing our role in helping to better align investors

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