Getting serious about evaluations in Europe, Standard & Poor’s has beefed up its evaluations team with the addition of James West and Roderick Gonggrijp. West joins as senior structured finance evaluator and Gonggrijp as senior corporate evaluator.
Prior to this, both West and Gonggrijp spent five years at competitor FT Interactive Data. West will initially be responsible for building the team’s new European ABS/MBS Evaluation model and expanding Standard & Poor’s coverage of more complex securities. Gonggrijp will concentrate on developing the corporate and high yield debt evaluations service.