Fitch Solutions, a division of the Fitch Group, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joao Garcia as the Managing Director for its Quantitative Analytics Group.
Joao will be responsible for the quantitative financial research of the group as well as the management and development of its credit based products, which span areas such as credit risk, interest rate risk and market risk. Based in London, he will report to Thomas Aubrey, Managing Director, Fitch Solutions, London.
Joao joins Fitch Solutions from Dexia Group, where he spent eight years working in their Risk Management and Treasury divisions in a variety of positions, most recently as Head of Credit Quant in Treasury and Financial Markets.
In addition to a PhD from the University of Antwerp in pattern recognition and mathematical finance, Joao is a leading industry commentator on credit risk, securitisation and credit derivatives, including his recent book 'The Art of Credit Derivatives - Demystifying the Black Swan.'