Fitch Ratings spins off derivatives operations


London and New York-based ratings firm Fitch has spun off its derivatives operations into a new subsidiary, Derivatives Fitch.

Fitch says that as the derivatives market grows there is a need for greater transparency, and investors and regulators have been questioning whether traditional credit ratings completely addressed the risks involved. Derivatives Fitch consolidates the firm's global collateralised debt obligation (CDO) and structured credit ratings groups, along with various other anal

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