NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce that Nish Kumar will assume the role as Senior Director of Business Development for Private Placements and Project Finance. Nish will report to Dana Bunting and Kate Kennedy, Co-Heads of Business Development.
Nish joined KBRA in April 2018 as a Senior Director on the Business Development team covering financial institutions clients across various verticals including specialty finance, aviation and insurance. Since joining, Nish has cultivated KBRA’s relationships with a number of issuing clients as well as investment banks. In his new role, he will lead KBRA’s Business Development efforts on rating private placement and project finance transactions. In addition, he will continue his business development role in certain areas of the financial institutions space.
Kumar has 15 years of experience in financial services having worked at RBC Capital Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns in various roles including Debt Capital Markets and Investment Banking. He has advised numerous financial institutions on funding and capital raises including senior unsecured debt, hybrid capital, preferred stock and structured unsecured debt. Kumar holds a BBA in Finance and Marketing from The George Washington University.
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