Fitch appoints Matthew Ginsburg as Chairman of Asia Pacific

Fitch

Fitch Ratings has appointed Matthew Ginsburg as Chairman, Asia Pacific.

The company said Matthew Ginsburg is succeeding Bernard de Lattre, who is stepping down from the role, but will remain at Fitch for the foreseeable future in order to ensure a smooth transition.

Reporting to Ian Linnell, President of Fitch Ratings, the Chairman of Asia Pacific provides strategic oversight and direction to the Asia-Pacific team as part of a non-executive role, including guidance and mentorship to senior management in the region, monitoring industry trends, developing external relationships and ensuring Fitch’s products and services continue to be relevant and delivered in a manner that suits the needs of the market.

“We are delighted to have Matthew on board. Fitch is expanding and making significant investments in the region, and we are confident Matthew will help us ensure that the value of our ratings and research will be consistently recognised by investors, issuers and other market participants,” Mr. Linnell said. “We are very grateful for all the work done by Bernard during his 20-year career at Fitch and more recently as Chairman of Asia Pacific. He has played an instrumental role in expanding our business in the region.”

Originally from the US, Matthew Ginsburg has been based in Hong Kong since 1992. During his career he has held various senior management positions within sizeable businesses in Asia, most recently as Head of Investment Banking, Asia Pacific for Barclays, where he was also a member of the bank’s Global Investment Banking Executive Committee and its Asia Pacific Management Committee.

Matthew joined First Boston in New York in 1986, subsequently serving the bank in Tokyo and in Hong Kong within Mergers and Acquisitions. He then joined Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong where his responsibilities included Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking, Head of the Financial Institutions Group, and Head of Investment Banking.