KBRA Announces Organizational Changes

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the following organizational management changes:

Eric Thompson has been named Global Head of Structured Finance Ratings. He will now oversee the ABS, RMBS, CMBS, Structured Credit, and REIT areas. William Cox has been named Global Head of Corporate, Financial, and Government Ratings. This includes responsibility for Corporates, Public Finance, Project Finance, Financial Institutions, Sovereigns, Transportation, Funds, Insurance, and BDCs.

Additionally, Van Hesser has been named Chief Strategist and Andrew Giudici will now oversee Corporates in addition to his existing responsibilities leading Project Finance and Infrastructure.

All changes are effective immediately.

“As we enter our 10th year, we are looking forward to a successful 2020 and believe these changes will facilitate our growth, as well as the further establishment of KBRA as a market leader,” said Jim Nadler, President and CEO.



About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered with ESMA as a CRA.


Kate Kennedy, Senior Managing Director

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