Fitch enters new Asian AMR markets

International rating agency Fitch is launching its AMR service in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Similar to the Fitch credit rating scale, Fitch AMR assigns ratings to asset management organizations AMOs. The rating methodology, intrinsic rating and performance rating, assesses the level of security an asset manager can provide to an institutional investor and evaluates the added value an asset manager can provide to an institutional investor respectively. The former focuses on structure, independence, communication, and risk management the latter looks closely at the investment team, investment process, technical resources, performance, and associated risks.

We decided to launch the product in Singapore and Hong Kong because there is a need for increased transparency among AMOs, said Vivek Goyal, head of Fitch Singapore.

Fitch AMR expects demand...

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