Ian Linnell

President at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

Ian Linnell

Ian Linnell

President at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Dr. Ian Linnell, MD, is a President at Fitch Ratings Ltd. Appointed in February 2017, he is responsible for the company’s analytical, commercial and operational activities. With more than 20 years of credit analysis and management experience at Fitch, Dr. Linnell leads the firm’s focus on producing high-quality credit ratings, research and analysis. Prior to this role, he was Global Analytical head, overseeing ratings and research for all sectors including Corporate Finance, Financial Institutions, Structured Finance & Covered Bonds, Sovereigns, U.S. Public Finance and Global Infrastructure and Project Finance. In that capacity he was also responsible for Fitch's Global Operations group. Previously, Dr. Linnell was Global Head of Structured Finance & Covered Bonds, leading the group that provides credit ratings and research on asset-backed securities, covered bonds, residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities and structured credit. He has held numerous analytical roles at Fitch, including Head of EMEA Banks and Global Head of Credit Policy, where he expanded the group beyond the Americas to cover all other regions.He joined Fitch in 1997 as a Regional Director in Financial Institutions, with responsibility for rating, analyzing and developing company criteria for Scandinavia, Switzerland and major UK financial institutions. Prior to joining Fitch, Dr. Linnell spent five years as an Analyst with Standard & Poor's. Earlier, he was an Economist and a Banking Supervisor for the Bank of England.Dr. Linnell earned a BA in Economics from Newcastle Upon Tyne University.

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Director at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Chief Operating Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Senior Director & Head of Emerging Europe at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Global Group Head of Corporates at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Head of Model Development Team & Global Corporate at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Chief Credit Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Head of EMEA Telecoms, Media & Technology at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Co-Head of EMEA RMBS & Senior Director at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Managing Director & Head of Leveraged Finance at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Head of Industrial Ratings at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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President
1997 - Current

Fitch Ratings Ltd. (FRL) is the Great Britain-based research subsidiary of Fitch Ratings, Inc., itself a subsidiary of Fitch Group, Inc. in the US. The firm is headquartered in London and was founded in 1913. FRL provides research and specialized ratings of services to residential and commercial mortgages, asset managers and managed funds. Headquartered in London, they also publish quantitatively-based ratings such as Q-IFS ratings.

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