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, 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 Berlin in 2002 by Florian Schoeller as a firm specialising in the analysis of alternative investments. In 2012, Scope expand into rating credit and acquired PSR Ratings. In mid-2016, Scope acquired FERI EuroRating Services AG. In January 2021, Scope took over Euler Hermes Rating. Today, Scope Ratings is the uncontested market leader among European rating agencies.

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      European Focus

      Scope Group employs more than 300 people at its locations in Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Milan, Madrid, Oslo and Paris. Scope plans to gradually expand its business model worldwide. The group will apply for Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) status in the United States as well as for Eurosystem Credit Assessment Framework (ECAF) status in Europe.

      Top Management and Analytical Heads

      The persons below constitute Scope’s top management on the executive as well as on the analytical side.

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      Guillaume Jolivet
      Head of Ratings & Group CAO
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      Natalia Bourin
      Managing Director
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      Dierk Brandenburg
      Head of ESG & Credit Research
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      Dr Giacomo Barisone
      Head of Sovereign and Public Sector
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      David Bergman
      Head of Structured Finance
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      Karlo Stefan Fuchs
      Head of Covered Bonds
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      Torsten Schellscheidt
      Head of Project Finance
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      Olaf Tölke
      Head of Corporates
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      Marco Troiano
      Head of Financial Institutions
      Administrative Board Scope Ratings GmbH

      The Administrative Board of Scope Ratings GmbH includes two members who are not directly involved in the rating activity (INEDs). It is a control and support function for Scope Ratings in the implementation of its tasks as a rating agency.

      The Administrative Board oversees 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
      Member of the Administrative Board
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      Fernando Mayorga
      Member of the Administrative Board