NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) has hired Mauricio Noé to build its presence in the European markets. KBRA has hired 20 year ex- Freshfields, ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank veteran Noé to lead its European business. KBRA is in the process of establishing itself in Europe and expects to be a full service and locally staffed regulated rating agency in the near future. It has been certified by ESMA since March 2013 in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 and is currently establishing a regulated European subsidiary. In the meantime, it continues to conduct a significant amount of business in Europe, predominantly for European clients issuing securities into the US market notably in the Private Placement, Project Finance, and Aircraft space.
“KBRA is pleased to welcome Mauricio as an addition to our experienced team,” said James Nadler, President and COO of KBRA. “We look forward to leveraging and utilizing Mauricio’s expertise as KBRA expands our ratings practice globally and continues to be a leader in the ratings market.”
KBRA is a full service rating agency that was established in 2010 and embarked on an effort to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate and transparent ratings. KBRA has published over 6,200 ratings on over 800 transactions totaling approximately $500 billion in issuance across the Structured Finance, Public Finance, Financial Guaranty, Financial Institutions, Project Finance, and Corporate sectors. Investors are KBRA’s top priority, and as a result, KBRA strives to provide the investment community with timely and in-depth research allowing for more informed investment decisions. Please visit www.kbra.com for more details.