31 October 2019 / Company news

Scope wins “Service Provider of the Year” award

Structured Credit Investor has chosen Scope as Service Provider of the Year, thanks to Scope’s involvement in innovative risk transfer transactions across several asset classes. The award also recognises the multidisciplinary approach to credit analysis.

The Service Provider of the Year award was presented to Guillaume Jolivet (head of Scope Ratings), David Bergman (head of structured finance ratings), and Michael MacKenzie (head of structured finance business development), at a ceremony in London.

Florian Schoeller, chief executive and founder of Scope Group commented: “As a challenger rating agency, we have always striven to deploy best-in-class service and outstanding analytical capabilities to assess structured finance transactions.”

Jolivet echoed Schoeller’s enthusiasm: “We are delighted that Structured Credit Investor has recognised the tremendous progress we have made.” Scope delivers unparalleled execution and a best-in-class knowledge of the complex asset classes underlying capital-relief trades. Jolivet continued: “We have expertise in both assets and structures as well as a team-oriented culture that avoids silo thinking. This helps us to gain a fast and deep understanding of transactions, which we incorporate seamlessly into our analysis.”

Schoeller pointed out that Scope has brought to bear a novel way of thinking and innovative analytical methodologies to a wide range of underlying asset classes. “We have a growing pipeline of mandates for European NPL securitisations, which reflects our disruptive, transparent, and unique methodology in an industry which has been dominated by just a few players for too long,” he said.

Scope Ratings provides institutional investors with value-added, credit-risk analysis based on its proprietary rating methodologies and is part of Scope Group. The group employs more than 220 staff spread across seven offices in Europe including Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo and Paris. Registered as an ECAI with ESMA since 2011, Scope Ratings is Europe’s largest rating agency, challenging the North American one-size-fits-all approach to analysing credit risk with non-mechanistic and qualitative credit assessments.

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