me
What we do - Scope Group

What we do

Credit Analysis

Scope Ratings, the leading European credit rating agency, is registered in accordance with the EU rating regulation and operating in the European Union with ECAI status. Scope Ratings is the only European rating agency accepted by the ECB for the Eurosystem Credit Assessment Framework (ECAF).
Guillaume Jolivet | Scope Group

Guillaume Jolivet
Head of Ratings & Group CAO

Dr. Giacomo Barisone | Scope Group

Dr. Giacomo Barisone
Head of Fundamental Credit Ratings & Research

David Bergman | Scope Group

David Bergman
Head of Transactional Credit and Quant. Analysis

Natalia Bourin | Scope Group

Natalia Bourin
Head of Credit Rating Internal Review Function

Vincent Wald | Scope Group

Vincent Wald
Head of Credit Rating Operations


Corporates - Scope Group

Corporates

Sebastian Zank
Head of Corporate Credit Production


Scope’s Corporate Methodology relies on a fundamental, forward-looking and bottom-up approach with three key rating sections: business risk, financial risk and supplementary key rating drivers. We strive for maximum transparency without being mechanistic. Central to our corporate ratings approach is a thorough understanding a company’s underlying drivers – for both business and financial risk – while leaving enough room for analytical opinions, regional context and common sense.


Sovereign and Public Sector - Scope Group

Sovereign and Public Sector

Alvise Lennkh-Yunus
Head of Sovereign and Public Sector


Scope’s Public Finance team provides investors with sovereign, sub-sovereign, government-related entities (GREs) and supranational credit ratings. These ratings are a forward-looking assessment of an issuer’s ability and willingness to honour its debt obligations to private-sector creditors in full and on time.


Financial Institutions - Scope Group

Financial Institutions

Marco Troiano
Head of Financial Institutions


The financial institutions team offers investors, issuers and other market participants comprehensive and forward-looking analysis and ratings on banks and other financial institutions in Europe and beyond. The team is made up of experienced professionals with a solid background in fundamental and market-related analysis on banks and regulatory developments.


Covered Bonds - Scope Group

Covered Bonds

Karlo Fuchs
Head of Covered Bonds


Scope’s covered bond ratings concern around 40 European issuers, including the programmes of all the major European banks and covered bond issuers and some small, regionally focused issuers. A balanced blend of qualitative and quantitative factors in the ratings analysis captures the hybrid credit risks posed by secured bank funding instruments like covered bonds.


Structured Finance Monitoring - Scope Group

Structured Finance Monitoring

Antonio Casado
Head of Structured Finance Monitoring


Scope’s analysis of Structured Finance instruments focuses on an in-depth assessment of underlying collateral risks, counterparty risks and structural risks. The analysis of qualitative factors plays a crucial role in assigning a structured finance rating.


Structured Finance Primary Ratings - Scope Group

Structured Finance Primary Ratings

Benoit Vasseur
Head of Structured Finance Primary Ratings


Scope’s Structured Finance team covers the full spectrum of structured finance asset classes, including RMBS, CMBS, Auto ABS, Consumer ABS, Project Finance ABS, Trade Receivables, Credit Card ABS, ABCP, SME CLO, Corporate CLO, Leveraged-Loan CLO, as well as securitisations of esoteric collateral.


Infrastructure and Project Finance - Scope Group

Infrastructure and Project Finance

Torsten Schellscheidt
Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance


Scope’s infrastructure and project finance ratings focus on the expected loss for an investor on a debt instrument issued in a project finance transaction. This is an innovative credit risk approach, which gives a valuable alternative to existing credit opinions in infrastructure and project finance.


Risk Solutions - Scope Group

Risk Solutions

Kai Gerdes
Head of Risk Solutions


Scope Risk Solutions (SRS) gives clients the tools they need to produce credit assessments in an efficient and scalable manner, leveraging the methodologies and solutions available within the wider Scope Group as well as the team’s extensive credit expertise. Tools include Scope Credit Models for most asset classes, out-sourced credit assessments such as Assessments of Credit Risk, and ScopeOne Risk Solutions, the sophisticated credit risk assessment workflow platform.


ESG Analysis

Tetiana Markiv | Scope Group

Tetiana Markiv
ESG Analysis

Wendy Fernandez | Scope Group

Wendy Fernandez
Business Development ESG

Scope offers ESG impact analysis, based on a macroeconomic quantitative model that captures a company’s entire supply chain. Scope applies a modular approach with each stage building on the previous one to build a framework with increasing levels of precision. Scope’s ESG solutions serve the needs of investors and issuers alike.

Following the same macroeconomic approach, Scope analyses the carbon footprint of individual companies or portfolios of companies. The Scope ESG approach also addresses the new standards defined by the EU’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance in using a sector-based framework that assesses the sustainability of economic activities to identify companies’ environmental impact.

In addition, Scope provides Second Party Opinions on an issuer’s capability and capacity to meet market standards on Green Bonds, Social Bonds and Sustainability Bonds.

External review of green, social and sustainability bonds

Certifications provide transparency about an issuer’s capability and capacity to fulfil market standards with regards to the use of proceeds, the processes and the intended impact. Certification is based on the Scope ESG Impact Assessment and the Sustainability Bond Principles.

ESG portfolio analysis

Based on the Scope ESG Impact Review, we evaluate companies, irrespective of size and industry, within an investment portfolio. Portfolio analysis provides subscores for E, S and G in addition to the complete portfolio.

ESG fund and management rating

The fund and management rating offers a uniform and comparable assessment of asset-management companies with regard to their sustainability expertise.

ESG impact indices

In cooperation with stock exchanges and index fund providers, Scope offers equity and bond indices based on Scope ESG Impact Analysis.

Fund Analysis

Barbara Claus | Scope Group

Barbara Claus
Head of Mutual Funds

Sonja Knorr  | Scope Group

Sonja Knorr
Head of Alternative Investments

Andre Härtel  | Scope Group

Andre Härtel
Head of Fund Selection

With more than 20 years of experience, Scope Fund Analysis is the leading European provider of research and ratings on investment funds and asset managers. The team of experienced analysts provide more than 10,000 investment ratings across all major asset classes.

In addition to ratings and research, the analysts work closely with fund buyers, fund selectors and other institutional investors to support their investment decision-making. Our ratings and research are available on ScopeExplorer and are distributed to more than 12,000 subscribers.

Mutual Funds

Scope offers comprehensive analysis of investment funds through a range of carefully selected qualitative and quantitative indicators. Our analysts focus on the relative performance, long-term earnings power and stability of the investment strategy underlying the funds.

Alternative Investments Funds

Scope analysts have evaluated more than 2,500 closed-end funds across all asset classes, the primary analytical focus on real estate, renewable energies, aircraft, ships and infrastructure. In the area of open-ended real estate funds, Scope is the leading rating agency with an analysed volume of more than EUR 100 bn.

Certificates

In addition to investment funds, Scope evaluates certificates and their issuers. The outstanding volume of certificates issued in Germany is more than EUR 80 bn.