Press Releases

Fitch Solutions Launches Macro Intelligence Solutions as part of Strategic Growth Plan

Press Release / Global / Mon 30 Jul, 2018

Fitch Solutions – Singapore/New York/London - 30 July 2018: As part of its strategic growth plan, Fitch Solutions today announced the launch of its Macro Intelligence Solutions which integrates BMI Research into the Fitch Solutions content suite and combines Fitch Ratings credit insights with BMI expertise, providing clients with one authoritative voice for credit and macro intelligence.  

“The full integration of BMI Research is a key milestone for Fitch Solutions.  The addition of BMI’s 150 expert analysts to the Fitch Solutions offering is a further step forward in our strategy to expand our content portfolio, invest in our macro

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Fitch Group Completes Acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data

Press Release / Global / Tue 10 Jul, 2018

Fitch Solutions-New York-10 July 2018: Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, today announced it has completed its acquisition of Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data. Fitch, in addition to having a strong presence in this market through ratings and research, is now home to some of the market's most influential news, data and analytic brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor.

Fitch announced its agreement to acquire Fulcrum from Leeds Equity Partners on May 31, 2018.

Fulcrum CEO Steve Miller will continue to lead the business

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Fitch Solutions Enhances Fitch Connect Platform with New Features

Press Release / Global / Mon 09 Jul, 2018

Fitch Solutions has introduced new features to further enhance users' experience on Fitch Connect, its innovative, robust and comprehensive credit analytics and macro intelligence platform. As part of the latest series of updates, Fitch Connect now includes:

Interactive charts - Users now have the ability to explore and download over 13,000 credit and macroeconomic data items across different entities and geographies to create interactive charts, graphs, and maps that can be incorporated into their own reports and analysis.

Fitch Ratings Transition & Default Data - The ability to explore the full Fitch Ratings historical data set of

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Fitch Group to Acquire Fulcrum Financial Data

Press Release / Global / Thu 31 May, 2018

Fitch Group, a unit of Hearst, today announced it has agreed to acquire Fulcrum Financial Data, a leading provider of leveraged finance and distressed debt analysis, news and data, from Leeds Equity Partners. Fulcrum Financial Data includes some of the market's most influential financial news brands including Covenant Review, LevFin Insights, CapitalStructure and PacerMonitor. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, and closing is subject to regulatory approval.

Fulcrum Financial Data will become part of the group's Fitch Solutions division. Fitch Solutions is a leading provider of credit and macro intelligence, and the primary

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Fitch Wins Best Research Provider Award from Inside Market Data

Press Release / Global / Thu 24 May, 2018

Fitch Solutions was named "Best Research Provider" at the 16th annual Inside Market Data Awards and Inside Reference Data Awards on May 23, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. 

"Fitch is pleased to be recognized by Inside Market Data, the industry leading financial technology publication, amongst strong competitors in investor research for our high quality debt market and macro intelligence research," said Ranjit Tinaikar, President of Fitch Solutions. "This award reflects our commitment to content from senior research analysts that is relevant and our continued investment in the Fitch Connect platform to deliver research." 

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SME Digital Cash Treasury Manager Akoni Partners with Fitch Solutions to Distribute Financial Implied Ratings

Press Release / Global / Fri 13 Apr, 2018

Akoni, the digital cash treasury manager company, today announced it has partnered with Fitch Solutions to offer Financial Implied Ratings (FIRs) through the Akoni platform.

FIRs from Fitch Solutions will enable Akoni to offer clients an impartial assessment of the credit worthiness for many banks, building societies and other non-bank financial institutions included on the platform, that may not be rated by one of the “big three” rating agencies. The Fitch FIRs provide an indicator of the standalone financial strength for 23,800 banks globally including over 20,500 unrated banks using a 19-point scale starting from ‘aaa’ at the upper end

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Fitch Solutions Appoints Sonny Tan as Head of APAC Sales

Press Release / Asia / Wed 11 Apr, 2018

 Fitch Solutions has announced the appointment of Sonny Tan as Managing Director, Head of Sales, Asia-Pacific (APAC). 

Mr. Tan will oversee sales and the development of the APAC market, which comprises Japan, north Asia, China, south Asia and Australia. 

"Sonny joins us at an important time, as we are expanding Fitch Solutions' counterparty risk, credit and macro data businesses and he will add strong leadership to the APAC region," said Julian Acquari, Managing Director, Global Head of Sales, Fitch Solutions. "He brings vast knowledge and experience in positioning global, multi-asset solutions for portfolio management, trading, compliance

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Global economic and political order to become notably multi-polar by 2050

Press Release / Global / Tue 10 Apr, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT), digital and low carbon economies, shifts towards a multi-polar economic and political world order are some of the industry, political and economic megatrends that will shape the 21st century through 2050, according to a new report. Our report, "Towards 2050: Megatrends In Industry, Politics And The Global Economy 2018 Edition," examines how these trends will evolve and looks back at what has changed since the first edition of the report was published in 2016.

"There will be no single paradigm to define the coming era," said Yoel Sano, Global Head of Political Risk. "By 2050 we can expect to see the emergence

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Global Electric Vehicles Sales to Grow Fivefold in 10 Years

Press Release / Autos / Global / Thu 01 Mar, 2018

Electric vehicle (EV) sales will top 5.1 million units by 2027 and account for 5% of global car sales, according to new 10-year forecasts from BMI Research, a Fitch Group Company. The new forecast data set provides granular sales and fleet forecasting across 52 countries where electric vehicles are sold for both battery electric vehicles (BEV) and plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV).

“EV is a nascent industry, and it’s no surprise that developed markets with strict fuel economy standards lead market coverage, but these markets don’t always have the highest adoption rates,” said Anna-Marie Baisden, Head of Autos Analysis. “In 10 years, sales of

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Fitch Solutions Strengthens Counterparty Risk Solution with 'AI' Powered News, Expanded Macro Data

Press Release / Global / Thu 14 Sep, 2017

Fitch Solutions today announced a number of powerful enhancements to its Counterparty Risk Solutions, each designed to help risk professionals make faster and more insightful decisions. The Counterparty Risk Solution now includes a curated news monitoring service, Country Risk Data from BMI Research, and Bank Rankings - all delivered through the Fitch Connect platform.

Fitch Connect News: This innovative offering uses machine learning and text mining technologies to gauge news sentiment on user-defined portfolio of banks, curated from thousands of global sources. This unique service applies a 'negativity algorithm' against entity and

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