Chris Waterman Managing Director & Head EMEA Insurance, Fitch Ratings

Chris Waterman is a managing director within the insurance division of Fitch Ratings London. He joined Fitch in 2001 and is responsible for overseeing a team of analysts covering a broad geographical range of life and non-life insurers and reinsurers.

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Before joining Fitch, Chris was senior managing financial analyst at A.M. Best Europe Ltd. He joined A.M. Best Europe in 1997, where he was one of the founding members of this start-up operation.

Chris began his career in 1983 as a directors’ and officers’ liability broker with the London market brokerage firm Willis Faber & Dumas. In 1987, he joined Jardine Insurance Brokers Ltd. as group security officer responsible for managing the group’s market security department. In 1995, Chris took a new role as executive director within the market security department of the global broker Minet Ltd.

Chris has a BA honours degree in insurance, banking, and finance from the University College of North Wales.