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Richard J. Hunter, Global Head of Corporate Ratings, Fitch Ratings

Richard Hunter is the global head of Fitch’s corporate rating practice. Fitch’s corporate rating work is carried out by more than 300 dedicated corporate analysts, based in 22 cities around the world.

Fitch’s corporate group covers all aspects of the rating and surveillance of upwards of 2,000 non-financial corporations across the globe, as well as publishing timely commentary on different sector trends, scenario analyses for industries and individual companies, issuer forecasts, commodity price decks and loan and bond performance across regions.

Previously, Richard served at Fitch as the Regional Credit Officer responsible for Europe and Asia, after heading the agency’s global power practice in New York. Most recently, Richard ran Fitch’s international corporate and utility rating practice for Europe and Asia.

Richard holds an MA from Lincoln College, Oxford, and, before joining Fitch in 1996, worked in credit roles in Frankfurt and London at the central liquidity institution for the German cooperative financial system. He is currently based in London.