Donal Smith

Donal Smith

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman

Prior to co-founding Credit Benchmark, Donal was CEO of Data Explorers (acquired by IHS Markit in April 2012). Previously he held roles at Thomson Reuters including CEO of Thomson Financial’s businesses in Europe and Asia. He has previously been CEO of FT.com and Director of Electronic Publishing for the Financial Times Group and Executive Chairman of BISAM S.A. He is currently Chairman of PIRUM Ltd and a non-executive director of Rimes Technologies and Web Financial Group. Donal holds a BA in the History of Art and English Literature from University College Dublin.

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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.