Fitch has announced that David Staples, managing director responsible for the agency’s European Corporate Telecommunications, Media and Technology Ratings, has also been named as head of the agency’s European Loan Product Group activities. In particular, he is responsible for managing and coordinating ratings and research strategies with the analysts focusing on these sectors. He also coordinates the agency’s European high yield issuer coverage. Prior to joining Fitch in 1998, David was a Vice President at The Chase Manhattan Bank’s global media and telecommunications group where he managed loan- and credit-related transactions for a portfolio of telecommunication, technology and media group clients.
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