Credit Benchmark Appoints William Haney As CEO

New York — November 1, 2017 — Credit Benchmark, the leader in bank-sourced credit analytics, has announced the appointment of William Haney as CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Haney will be based in New York. Credit Benchmark co-founder Donal Smith, who has served as CEO since 2016 will return to his role as full-time Executive Chairman.

Before joining Credit Benchmark, William Haney served as the CEO and director of BISAM, leading the company’s rapid expansion into North America and the acquisition of FinAnalytica, culminating in the successful sale of BISAM to FactSet Research Systems in March 2017. Currently, he is chair of the board of alva, a leading provider of integrated reputation intelligence and a director of Big Win Philanthropy, a foundation that invests in children and young people in developing countries.

He formerly led several divisions at Thomson Reuters, the global information services company serving asset managers, bankers, and corporations, and was a consultant for both PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Services Group, advising large companies and developing countries on growth strategies. William received a BA in Economics from Northwestern University and an MBA in Finance and Public Policy from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

“Bill has demonstrated his effectiveness in managing rapid growth for financial technology innovators,” said Donal Smith, Executive Chairman. “The board and I look forward to working with him as we accelerate our growth, particularly in North America.”

About Credit Benchmark

Based in London and New York, Credit Benchmark is a financial data analytics company offering an entirely new source of credit risk data: the credit risk assessments of the world’s leading banks. Credit Benchmark was founded in 2013 and is backed by Index Ventures and Balderton Capital. The company offers an objective, dynamic and forward looking measure of risk that reflects the aggregated views of multiple banks that have direct exposure to the underlying entities. Its coverage includes sizable and granular universe of unrated entities where no market-accepted credit metrics exists today.

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Credit Benchmark brings together internal credit risk views from over 40 leading global financial institutions. The contributions are anonymized, aggregated, and published in the form of consensus ratings and aggregate analytics to provide an independent, real-world perspective of credit risk. Risk and investment professionals at banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial firms use the data for insights into the unrated, monitoring and alerting within their portfolios, benchmarking, assessing and analyzing trends, and fulfilling regulatory requirements and capital.