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Rupert Atkinson Credit Professional British

Rupert joined CORDET in H1 2015 and has over 25 years experience as a credit analyst. He spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley in the Credit, Investment Banking and Global Capital Markets (GCM) divisions. For the last 10 years Rupert was a Managing Director within GCM and headed the Credit Advisory group providing a critical function to the European Leveraged and Acquisition Financing department. His team provided credit and rating views for the purpose of pricing and structuring both pitches and transaction execution on essentially all European Corporate Non-Investment Grade transactions that Morgan Stanley had involvement with. In this role Rupert also advised over 50 Non-Investment Grade corporate clients through the process of gaining formal ratings from the leading ratings agencies. He joined Morgan Stanley’s Credit Department in 1997 and served as the Chairman of the International Industrials Credit Committee for a number of years, with responsibility for assigning and maintaining internal ratings.

Prior to his career at Morgan Stanley, Rupert spent 8 years at Standard & Poor’s, culminating in the role of Director. He was a Senior Corporate Credit Analyst covering a broad portfolio of Investment Grade and Non-Investment Grade names with lead analytical responsibility. Rupert holds a BSc from Bradford University in Geography and Politics, and an MBA (with distinction) from Cass Business School, City of London.