Fitch hires Joao Garcia as head of quantitative analytics

Fitch Solutions has appointed Joao Garcia as the managing director of its quantitative analytics group.

Garcia will oversee the group's quantitative financial research, and develop its credit-based products in the areas of credit risk, interest rate risk and market risk. Running a team of eight analysts in London, he will report to Thomas Aubrey, managing director of Fitch Solutions.

Garcia comes to Fitch from Dexia, where most recently he was head of credit quant in treasury and financial marke