About the Author

Markus Krebsz is a strategic management consultant with expert knowledge in the spheres of securitization and rating agencies, and over 18 years of experience in the global financial markets.

A well-regarded speaker at international conferences and an experienced workshop conductor, he currently acts as credit rating expert to the World Bank as part of various large-scale projects involving government-owned entities of several African nations.

Previously, he managed the Rapid Risk Solutions Team of a major UK banking group, where he designed the firm's ‘lending commitment index', which is ultimately used by HM Treasury (UK). Prior to that he established and managed the firm's Surveillance & Performance analytics team, overseeing one of the world's largest portfolios of structured finance bonds.

Markus is an ex-Primary analyst for Fitch's Corporate & Infrastructure Securitization Team with a focus on trade receivables, leases and inventory, and government-related deals. He also worked for the rating agency's transaction surveillance team, where he was involved in innovative product development.

Markus is the Chartered Securities and Investment Institute's (CISI) workbook reviewer for ‘Risk in Financial Services', ‘Operational Risk' and ‘IT in Investment Operations', and a committee member of the CISI's Risk and IT forums. Since the beginning of the credit crunch, Markus has contributed to a large variety of industry working groups and consulted for central banks, financial regulators and trade associations providing insight, opinion and innovative capital markets solutions.

You can find out more and contact Markus at www.markuskrebsz.info