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NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) launches a new KBRA Podcast series, 3 Things in Credit, hosted by Chief Strategist Van Hesser. Each week, Van will address three topical themes in the credit markets relevant to credit investors. The inaugural episode will discuss the durability of credit in 2021, the economic drag presented by a growing number of “zombie” companies, and conditions driving an active new issue calendar.

The full episode can be streamed here.

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About Van Hesser

Van Hesser is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategist at KBRA responsible for generating thought leadership in credit markets and cultivating relationships with the firm’s external clients and constituents. He previously served as a senior managing director and head of KBRA’s Financial Institutions and Corporates ratings groups, where he leveraged over 30 years of experience as an institutional investor, sell-side research analyst, investment banker, and regulator. Over the course of his career, Van was named to Institutional Investor Magazine’s All-America Fixed Income Research Team rankings 10 times across three categories and has served as an expert witness in important industry litigation.

About KBRA and KBRA Europe

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as an NRSRO. In addition, KBRA is designated as a designated rating organization by the Ontario Securities Commission for issuers of asset-backed securities to file a short form prospectus or shelf prospectus. KBRA is also recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners as a Credit Rating Provider and is a certified Credit Rating Agency (CRA) with the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA). Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is registered with ESMA as a CRA. Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe is located at 6-8 College Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.


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