Fitch names Weinfurter as financial ratings head

David Weinfurter, previously head of strategy and corporate development at Fitch Ratings, is moving internally to a newly created position as head of the global bank and non-bank financial institutions rating group. Between January and August, Weinfurter also acted as head of corporate communications for Fitch, until the appointment of the current communications chief, Dan Noonan. In his new position, he will be based in London and will report to the group managing director, Charles Prescott.