Karen Skinner

Chief Operating Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

Karen Skinner

Karen Skinner

Chief Operating Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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Ms. Karen Skinner is a Chief Operating Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd. Appointed in July 2017, she is responsible for the processes that govern Fitch’s ratings production and delivery. Based in London, she oversees ratings operations, publishing, product development, business analytics and business transformation. Ms. Skinner joined Fitch in 2000 as head of corporate marketing. In 2003 she was appointed to lead the structured finance business development team where she oversaw activities across Europe, the Middle East and Africa.Previously Ms. Skinner was Managing Director of Strategy and Business Intelligence at Fitch Group, where she worked closely with multiple business partners to deliver strategic change across the business. In this role, Ms. Skinner led a range of business transformation projects focused on new revenue streams, delivering cost savings and boosting Fitch’s reputation. The team also designed and created business analytics tools that are now in use across the Fitch Group to identify opportunities and make faster, more-informed decisions. Prior to joining Fitch, Ms. Skinner spent seven years at Schroders, initially in an analytical role covering corporate, financial institution, and sovereign credits; before joining the derivatives sales desk covering a UK client base. Ms. Skinner has a degree in law (LLB) from Southampton University.

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Director at Fitch Ratings Ltd.

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President 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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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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Head of Model Development Team & Global Corporate 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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Chief Operating Officer at Fitch Ratings Ltd.
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Chief Operating Officer
2000 - 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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