Fitch Ratings appoints head of France, Belgium, and Luxembourg

Fitch_Ratings_buildingNew York-headquartered Fitch Ratings has appointed Aymeric Poizot as its head of France, Belgium and Luxembourg, taking over from Alain Méra who is retiring after more than 18 years at the firm.

Reporting to Mark Oline, managing director of global business and relationship management, Poizot will coordinate with six business development managers focussing on various industry sectors and asset classes.

Based in Paris, he will also continue his current role of global head of investor development.

“France has always been an important market for Fitch, given its role as a financial centre for globally competitive investors, banks and multinational corporations,” Oline said, highlighting that Poizot will be able to build upon the credit rating provider’s existing French franchise and its global strategy.

Poizot joined Fitch in April 2003. Prior to that, he worked at HSBC Global Asset Management, and Allianz Global Investors.

Fitch opened its Paris office in 1991. It has credit ratings on 145 French issuers (44 non-financial corporates, 54 financial institutions and insurers, 47 public sector entities) and 135 securitised transactions and funds.

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