A shift of responsibilities at Fitch Ratings has moved some familiar names into new roles. Effective Jan 1, the moves include an expansion of the consumer asset group as well as the creation of a credit research group, which will follow developing trends in the market that may influence changes in ratings methodology.

"We recognize that we need to continue to be innovative and proactive in order to meet investors' developing needs," said Group Managing Director Doug Murray. "This reorganization reflects our ongoing desire to be the leading rating agency for ABS investors."

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