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CRIF Appoints Francesca Fraulo Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings

Francesca Fraulo has been appointed Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings of CRIF Rating Agency.  She will be reporting into the agency’s General Manager, Carlo Barbarisi. Francesca Fraulo came from Rating Agency Fitch.  During her 12-year tenure at FitchRatings, Francesca worked as a Director in the EMEA Utilities & Transport Team in London (from 2002 to 2005) and in Milan (from 2006 ... Read More »

EU Commission Workshop: Improving Credit Assessment and Information for SMEs in Europe to Facilitate Access to Finance for SME

The EU Commission had invited a diverse group of experts ranging from credit rating, credit information, banking, alternate finance, and capital market participants to discuss whether regulating credit scoring would facilitate access to finance for SMEs i.e. as a tool to advance lending. The workshop was well attended indicating intense interest in this topic.  There were eight BIIA members at ... Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency Appoints Michael L. Buneman as Senior Adviser

CRIF Rating Agency has announced that it has appointed former Moody’s executive Michael L. Buneman as Senior Adviser for its pan-European expansion. In his work with CRIF Rating Agency, Michael will be tasked with the developing of the Agency’s franchises outside of Italy, focusing initially on the Spanish debt capital markets, and subsequently in France and the German-speaking countries.  His ... Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency and Informa D&B to Develop CRIF Ratings in Spain

CRIF Rating Agency has announced its entry into the Spanish market through a partnership with Informa D&B.   CRIF ratings will give investors an alternative and independent opinion on the creditworthness of Spanish companies.  Specifically, the two companies have signed a collaborative agreement through which CRIF, the ESMA-registered (European Security Market Authority) Credit Rating Agency, will extend its activities to the ... Read More »

CRIF Enters Credit Rating Business

CRIF Obtains European Registration as a Credit Rating Agency CRIF, Italy’s leading provider for credit risk management and lending solution will issue credit ratings on Italian companies.  CRIF has obtained Credit Rating Agency (CRA) registration from CONSOB and ESMA (the European Authority supervising securities and markets), in accordance with the EC Regulation 1060/2009 dated 16 September 2009, which regulates credit ... Read More »