Moody’s Credit Trends provides forward looking views that focus on the key credit outlook shifts for the year ahead and long-term market trends and vulnerabilities.
We will take a closer look at what comes next in the credit cycle; what rising trade and protectionism tensions mean to credit; what are the key regional trends across sectors and other topical questions.
Credit Trends is a unique platform to engage with key market participants - senior investors, issuers, intermediaries and credit analysts - and gain a deeper understanding of the impact of global, regional and local credit trends across sectors.
Dr. Jürgen Michels has been Chief Economist and Head of Research at BayernLB in Munich since October 2013. Prior to joining BayernLB, he served as an economist in Citigroup's Investment & Research Analysis (CIRA) department in London from 2002 to 2013, and became chief euroarea economist in 2008. From 1997 to 2002 he worked at Sal. Oppenheim in Cologne, and from 1996 to 1997 at the Institute for International Economic Policy at the University of Bonn.Read Full Bio
Matthias Hellstern, Managing Director, has been with Moody’s Deutschland GmbH in Frankfurt since October 2004. Matthias is Team Leader in the European Corporate Finance Group heading the Frankfurt-based analytical team focusing on manufacturing industries. The principal industries covered by his team include Auto, Capital Goods, Paper and Packaging, and Building Materials. He is also managing teams in London and Stockholm that are covering the Real Estate, Shipping and Airlines sectors.Read Full Bio
Dietmar Hornung, Associate Managing Director, leads the Sovereign Risk Group’s European team, covering the European countries and the European supranationals. Prior to his appointment as team leader, Dietmar was Moody’s lead analyst on a number of European sovereign credits, including Germany, France, Italy, Ireland, Russia, EU, EFSF and ESM.Read Full Bio
Colin Ellis is Moody’s Chief Credit Officer in EMEA, and a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy team. He is responsible for identifying and analyzing the broad macro and credit trends, and leading and coordinating Moody’s ratings approach, across franchises in the region. He is also a member of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, which sets the global forecasts that underpin Moody’s universe of ratings.Read Full Bio
Carola Schuler is a Managing Director in the Europe, Middle East and Africa banking team, based in Frankfurt. In this capacity, she is responsible for Moody’s analytical teams that rate banks primarily in the Eurozone and Central and Eastern Europe as well as non-bank financial companies across Europe and emerging markets in Middle East and Africa.Read Full Bio
Swen joined Moody�s Investors Service in August 2010 as a member of the of the Financial Institutions Group. He is the lead analyst for several banks in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and SwitzerlandRead Full Bio
Michael Rohr is a member of the Financial Institutions Group and responsible for Moody’s ratings for a variety of financial institutions in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Michael joined Moody’s in March 2012 from Silvia Quandt & Cie AG where he was Deputy Head of Research leading a team of equity analysts covering European equities. Prior to this function, Michael held various positions at both sell-side and buy-side equity research firms and fund management institutions focused on analyzing European banks.Read Full Bio
Matthias Heck is a Vice President - Senior Analyst, based in the Frankfurt office, where he is a member of the EMEA Corporate Finance Team. He is responsible for a diverse portfolio of construction, manufacturing, business services and consumer goods companies based in Europe.Read Full Bio
Joanna Fic is a senior analyst in the EMEA Infrastructure Finance team based in London with extensive experience across both the infrastructure and utility sectors. Joanna's portfolio currently includes a number of European transport infrastructure assets as well as regulated and unregulated electric and gas utilities in the region.Read Full Bio
Martin Rast is a Senior Credit Officer with Moody’s Structured Finance Group in London. He joined Moody’s in 2005 and originally was a member of both the Covered Bonds and the SIV team. Martin is lead analyst for several European covered bonds with a focus on German Pfandbriefe. Prior to joining Moody’s, Martin worked for HypoVereinsbank in several roles, including its securitisation department. Martin holds a degree in mathematics from the University of Munich (Germany). His PhD thesis was on numerical optimisation in neural networks.Read Full Bio
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