Our Mission

      Our mission is to make credit and sustainability risk as transparent as possible for institutional investors and issuers to help them take more informed decisions to add economic value.  Scope’s strategy is to cater to the needs of institutional investors with a growing range of innovative products and services.

      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. In 2022 the EU mandated Scope Ratings to rate EU debt instruments. In November 2023 the ECB accepted Scope Ratings as the only European external credit assessment institution, making Scope’s credit ratings eligible under the Eurosystem Credit Assessment Framework (ECAF). 

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      A European Perspective

      Scope Ratings takes a distinctively European approach to assessing credit risk. We capture the characteristics of individual countries and regions, recognising local social, legal or political differences. Through our broad coverage of European debt instruments, with more than EUR 23trn rated, we help deepen Europe’s capital markets by providing a greater diversity of credit opinion.

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      Part of Scope Group

      Scope Ratings is a wholly owned subsidiary of Scope Group, the leading European provider of independent credit ratings, ESG analysis and fund research. Scope Group employs more than 300 people across Europe, with offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo and Paris to serve our institutional clients. 
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      Management Committee

      The persons below constitute Scope’s top management.

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      Guillaume Jolivet
      Head of Ratings & Group CAO
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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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      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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      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 the Sovereign and Public Sector Ratings
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      Torsten Schellscheidt
      Head of Project Finance
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      Olaf Tölke
      Head of Corporate Credit Research
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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 Corporate Credit Production
      Independent Non-Executive Directors

      Each of our independent non-executive directors (INEDs) has a wealth of experience across the financial services industry, specifically within the debt capital markets and structured finance, with a deep understanding and knowledge of the credit rating process. They are not directly involved in credit rating activities but are involved in the oversight of 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.