Dion Bate is a Vice President – Senior Analyst with Moody’s EMEA Corporate Finance Group based in Dubai. He is responsible for South African and Turkey based corporates covering a diverse range of sectors which includes REIT’s, Telecoms, Transportation/Logistics, Diversified Conglomerates and Investment Holding Companies. Previously, he was responsible for rating South African and European RMBS securitisation transactions.
Dion joined Moody’s as an Associate Analyst in August 2003 from BNP Paribas (London) where he was an Analyst modelling and structuring leveraged finance transactions. Prior to that he was an Equity Analyst at Standard Equities covering small cap stocks on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Dion graduated from the University of Pietermaritzburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours in Economics. He is also a qualified Chartered Financial Analyst.