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APAC Banks’ Deeper Stablecoin Engagement Carries Risks

APAC Banks’ Deeper Stablecoin Engagement Carries Risks

Decentralised Finance May Divide into Regulated and Unregulated

Chinese Developers’ Funding

Growing Crypto Engagement Carries Risks for SE Asian Banks

2022 Credit Outlook - Economic Recoveries Drive Global Financial Sector Outlooks in 2022

2022 Credit Outlook - LatAm Banks See Credit Expansion, Manageable Credit Losses in 2022

2022 Credit Outlook - Canadian Banks Will Continue to Benefit from Economic Recovery in 2022

2022 Credit Outlook - Western European Banks to Benefit from Ongoing Economic Recovery

China Property Stress Scenario Points to Contagion Risk

2022 Credit Outlook - APAC Banks' Earnings Improvements Continue at a Varying Pace

2022 Credit Outlook - Global Banking Regulation to Tighten for 2022

2022 Credit Outlook - Normalization Expected for U.S. Banks in 2022

South-East Asia Fintechs’ Path to Profitability Key as Adoption Gains Pace

Credit Impact of Inflation Risk Varies for Australian Issuers

Regulatory Risk a Key Factor Influencing Chinese Internet Issuers’ Credit Profiles

Central Bank Digital Currencies May Disrupt Financial Systems

Rating Outlooks for Financial Institutions Begin to Stabilize

China’s Fintech Evolves on Fast Track, Diversified Applications

Tighter Regulation to Trim China Household Lending Growth

Coronavirus Accelerates US Digital Banking, Branch Optimization

China’s Tougher Online Loan Rules Unlikely to Hurt Rated Banks

The Rise of Consumer Finance in China to Bolster Consumption

ESG Impact on Strategy, Financing, Policies Will Grow in 2021

China Bank Property Lending Caps to Curb Concentration Risks

Fitch Ratings 2021 Outlook - APAC Banks

Pandemic Shock Dampens Digital Banks’ Prospects in Asia

Dechert LIBORcast: LIBOR Transition – The Rating Agency Perspective

COVID-19 Investor Poll: A Gradual U-shaped Recovery

Coronavirus Pandemic Unsettles Australian Fixed-Interest Investors – Key Findings from Australian Fixed-Income Investor Survey 2020

China Shadow-Financing Sector Faces Rising Asset Impairment

APAC Banking Outlooks Negative as Coronavirus Heightens Risks

U.S. Financials See Rising Risk from Cash Products Amid Libor Sunset

Fitch Ratings is the Leader in Latin America

German 2030 Climate Package May Become Green Law Blueprint

Political Concern and Refinancing Risks – Key Findings from the Fitch Ratings-FinanceAsia 2020 Asia Credit Market Outlook survey

Credit Outlook 2020 - Q&A: What's in Store for Credit in 2020?

Credit Outlook 2020 – Global Banks: Macro Headwinds, Normalizing Credit and Weaker Profitability May Increase Vulnerability

Credit Outlook 2020: Fitch's Approach to ESG

Credit Outlook 2020 - China Credit Outlook

2019 Milken Institute Asia Summit - China: Pathways to Prosperity in an Uncertain Era

Asia-Pacific Banks Face Rising Exposure to Property Risks

China Slowdown Would Hit Banks in Asian Developed Markets Most

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – Shadow Banking Risks in APAC

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – How ESG Risk Influence Financial Institutions’ Ratings

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – How Investors View the ESG Relevance Scores

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – Implication of Baoshang Bank case in China

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – APAC Banks Facing Rising Risks

2019 Global Banking Conference HK – Outlook of Hong Kong Banks

Is Libra a Challenge to Bank Payment Mechanisms?

Highlights from the FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference 2019

2019 Global Banking Conference NY – Consumer Lending Credit Risks

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - Is the credit cycle ending and will we have a safe port from any storm?

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - What will cause the next Financial Crisis?

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - A decade on from the Credit Crisis

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - China has shown a decrease in shadow financing, will this trend continue?

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - How does China view Shadow Banking and does it compare to the US?

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - The negative outlook across Latin America

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - The economic and geopolitical outlook for EMEA

FT-Fitch Global Banking Conference - The probability of a US recession

FT Live - Countering Challenges to be on Top - Banks vs. The Disruptors

2019 Global Banking Conference NY - Fireside Chat - Regulatory View of Financial Stability

FT Live - Disruption in Deal Making

Fitch Ratings is the Leader in Latin America - Brazil

China's Shadow Banking Sector to Shrink Further in 2019

06Sector Analysts

Marjan Van Der Weijden
Financial Institutions
Global Group Head
+1 212 612 7850 |

James Longsdon
Global Head
+44 20 3530 1076 |

Jonathan Cornish
Banks - APAC
Managing Director
+852 2263 9901 |

Alejandro Garcia
Financial Institutions - LATAM
Managing Director
+1 212 908 9137 |

Olivia Perney
Banks - DM Europe
Managing Director
+33 1 44 29 91 74 |

James Watson
Banks – EM EMEA
Managing Director
+7 495 956 6657 |

Christopher Wolfe
Banks - North America
Managing Director
+1 212 908 0771 |

07Business Contacts

Jose Santos
BRM Financial Institutions
Global Head
+34 93 323 9044 |

Javier Serrano
Global Head of Banks
Senior Director
+34 93 494 3465 |

Sing Chan Ng
Co-Head of APAC BRM
Managing Director
+65 6796 7210 |

Diego Alcazar
Head of Financial Institutions-LATAM
Senior Director
+1 212 908 0396 |

Sam Ansary
Head of NA Banks
Senior Director
+1 212 612 7851 |

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