Toronto-based ratings agency DBRS has appointed Niclas Sandstrom to its structured finance quantitative group in London. His appointment continues the growth of DBRS’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team.Sandstrom's role will focus on structured credit products, where his responsibilities will range from quantitative research and C++ model development, to ratings support and client interaction. He will report to Norbert Jobst, senior vice-president of the structured finance quantitative group in London.
Sandstrom joins DBRS from Credit Suisse, where he spent two years as a quantitative analyst responsible for model validation across a range of credit derivatives products. Before this, he held a credit risk research role at ABN Amro in Amsterdam.
“He will play an important role in growing our business in Europe. He comes with significant structured credit product knowledge, and will help strengthen the quantitative work of the team,” said Kai Gilkes, managing director of DBRS Europe's structured finance quantitative group.
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