David Carruthers

Head of Research

David is responsible for developing and enhancing the Credit Benchmark dataset. He previously held roles at Markit Securities Finance, including most recently as Managing Director, and as Head of Quant Research at Data Explorers. Prior to this he held senior roles at risk consultants Barrie & Hibbert (now part of Moodys) where he was responsible for fixed income and equity portfolio risk analysis, and in portfolio management with Pimco and Murray Johnstone. David holds a PhD in Econometrics from Glasgow University and is a member of the CFA Institute.

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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.