Jonathan Polansky was named as the new team managing director and head of the ABCP ratings group at Moody's Investors Service, taking over the responsibilities of Claire Robinson, who was recently named the new head of Moody's public finance ratings group. As head of ABCP, Polansky reports to Michael Kanef. Polansky joined Moody's in 1997, worked at Triton Partners starting in 1999, only to return to Moody's in 2003.

Brightwater Capital Manage-ment, a unit of WestLB, recently hired Olga Dadamatova as senior credit analyst specializing in RMBS and CDOs. Dadamatova was previously with FGIC. Brightwater also hired Anne McKenna as associate director and CMBS and commercial receivables specialist. McKenna is a lateral hire joining from WestLB, where she was with the ABS credit group for nine years. Both report to Director Thomas Irwin. The Brightwater Capital Management team is led by Managing Director James Galowski.

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