Our Mission

      We create value for institutional investors and issuers by helping them make the most informed decisions possible about credit risk. We look through short-term economic and business cycles to identify underlying credit trends, paying close attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

      Our Story

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      European Rating Agency

      Europe’s policy makers have long recognised the region’s need for its own strong, independent financial institutions, a view given extra urgency by the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009 and the European sovereign debt crisis of 2011. Jean Claude Trichet, former President of the European Central Bank, reiterated this call at the launch of the Scope Foundation: "Europe needs a strong and independent European rating agency."

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      From German Funds to Credit Rating

      Scope Group was founded in 2002 as a firm specialising in the alternative-investment analysis. In 2012, Scope expanded into rating credit and acquired PSR Ratings, before further consolidating the rating sector, acquiring FERI EuroRating and Euler Hermes Rating. In 2022, the European Union mandated Scope. In 2023, Scope was accepted by the European Central Bank, making its credit ratings eligible under the Eurosystem Credit Assessment Framework (ECAF) for monetary policy operations.

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      European Focus

      Scope Group employs more than 300 people from a multiplicity of different backgrounds, based in eight of Europe’s most important cities for finance and business: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo and Paris. Scope Ratings is registered as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) by the EU’s European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Scope is also registered by Switzerland’s financial market supervisory authority FINMA and the UK's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

      Management Committee

      The persons below constitute Scope’s top management.

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      Guillaume Jolivet
      Managing Director Scope Ratings, CAO Scope Group
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      Matthias Böhm
      Managing Director Scope Ratings, COO Scope Group
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      Natalia Bourin
      Head of Credit Rating Internal Review Function
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      Vincent Wald
      Head of Credit Rating Operations
      Analytical Heads

      The persons below are heading our analyst teams.

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      Dr Giacomo Barisone
      Head of Fundamental Credit Ratings & Research
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      David Bergman
      Head of Transactional Credit and Quant. Analysis
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      Antonio Casado
      Head of Structured Finance Monitoring
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      Karlo Stefan Fuchs
      Head of Covered Bonds
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      Kai Gerdes
      Head of Risk Solutions
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      Alvise Lennkh-Yunus
      Head of Sovereign and Public Sector
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      Torsten Schellscheidt
      Head of Infrastructure and Project Finance
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      Marco Troiano
      Head of Financial Institutions
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      Benoit Vasseur
      Head of Structured Finance Primary Ratings
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      Sebastian Zank
      Head of Corporates
      Independent Directors

      The Independent Directors (INEDs) of Scope Ratings GmbH and Scope Ratings UK Ltd. are not directly involved in the ratings activity. It is a control and support function for Scope Ratings as rating agency.

      The Independent Directors oversee the following areas:

      Surveillance of the rating agency’s rating policy.

      Effectiveness of the internal quality control system.

      Effectiveness of the rating agency’s Compliance Function.

      Effectiveness of the rating agency’s Review Function.

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      Paul Mazataud
      INED Scope Ratings GmbH
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      Fernando Mayorga
      INED Scope Ratings GmbH & Scope Ratings UK Ltd.
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      Judit Emese Seymour
      INED Scope Ratings UK Ltd.