NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gimme Credit LLC, the premier independent provider of corporate bond analysis and investment recommendations, today announced that Michael Connor has joined as Chief Executive Officer to lead the firm's global expansion. Mr. Connor will also join Gimme Credit's board.
Mr. Connor brings to Gimme Credit deep executive experience and extensive knowledge of the industry. He was CEO of Market News International (MNI) from 1993 to early 2015, leading the company from its early development stage through its present status as the news division of Deutsche Boerse. At Deutsche Boerse Mr. Connor was also Head of Strategic Accounts and Asia Operations in the Market Data & Analytics Division. He engineered the global expansion of MNI from primarily U.S.-only coverage to a significant global information provider, managing operations in eleven countries. Prior to his time with MNI, he worked at Moody's Investors Service where he was head of the strategic and financial planning group within the Corporate Bond division. Mr. Connor is a member of the board of trustees of Lehigh University, has served on the planning committee for the World Financial Information Conference (WFIC), and is a past president of the Money Marketeers of New York University.
At Gimme Credit, Mr. Connor will have overall responsibility for the management and strategic planning of the company, which has embarked on an expansion in coverage of corporate bonds worldwide. The company recently launched its Emerging Markets Service, identifying opportunities for investors, with operations in Bangkok, Singapore and Tel Aviv.
"In the current global corporate bond market environment, independent fundamental research can add more value for investors than ever," said Carol Levenson, Gimme Credit's Director of Research. "We are expanding our research platform to identify the best opportunities worldwide and help our clients avoid the pitfalls, and we are delighted to have Mike lead this effort."
"I am truly excited to be joining Gimme Credit, and I am looking forward to working with the top team of corporate bond analysts," said Mr. Connor. "It's a particularly interesting time in the corporate bond markets, and Gimme Credit is well positioned for growth, especially in the international arena."
About Gimme Credit
Gimme Credit is a leading provider of independent corporate bond research and investment recommendations to financial institutions. The company provides intraday and daily research and recommendations on investment grade, crossover, and high yield corporate bonds to thousands of investment professionals at hundreds of financial institutions worldwide. In 2015, the company launched its Emerging Markets Service, extending its coverage to issuers in all markets. Gimme Credit was founded in 1994 and has offices in New York, Chicago, Bangkok, Singapore and Tel Aviv. For more information see www.gimmecredit.com.
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