Fitch reshuffles and expands Asian structured finance teams

Fitch IBCA, Duff & Phelps (Fitch) is relocating top analysts to Asia in anticipation of greater growth in Asian structured finance.

Kevin Stephenson, managing director and head of structured finance in Australia, will move to Fitch's Tokyo office to become head of Japanese structured finance and head of credit for structured finance Asia.

Huxley Somerville, formerly managing director in the US CMBS group, will head to Sydney to lead the Australian structured finance team.

Vas Kosseris, the senior director who established the agency's Japan-based structured finance team, returns to London to initially lead the ratings teams for ABCP and arbitrage funds.

Commenting on the appointments, Jill Zelter, managing director of international structured finance, says We are very excited about the growth in Asian structured finance. Kevin and Huxley...

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