Dominion Bond Rating Service today appointed Richard Bianchi vice president of the rating agency's business development team, covering issuers and investors in the U.S. ABS and ABCP. Bianchi, who will be based in New York, will report to Darren Davies, managing director for structured finance business development.
Prior to DBRS, Bianchi spent more than eight years at WestLB in the asset securitization group originating new transactions, managing existing relationships and developing and restructuring ABCp vehicles. Before that, he spent three years at Credit Lyonnais in the structured finance group where he focused on securitization transactions for financial institutions.
"Richard's overall structured finance experience will provide value to clients and broaden DBRS's ability to cover both issuers and investors in the ABCP and term securitization market segments," said Davies in a release.
Bianchi received his MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business and his bachelor of science in engineering from Rutgers University.