Behind the Scenes of a European Rating Agency

Workshop des Career Service der Goethe-Universität in Kooperation mit scope

Rating agencies are an essential part of business throughout the world, with companies, countries and funds being rated by agencies across the globe. While the impact of credit ratings on the global economy is well known, only few people have an understanding how a rating is developed.

In this workshop, the leading European Rating Agency Scope Group will provide you with first insights into how Scope develops ratings, assesses companies, countries and funds and how an European agency with German DNA differentiates itself from its American competitors. In addition, you will be part of a simulated rating process and have the chance to ask questions to Analysts in different business activities.

Ziele im Rahmen der Veranstaltung: 

At the end of the workshop you will have a deeper understanding why rating agencies are important, what goes into a rating, who the people behind a credit rating are and what the unique approach of Scope is.

Inhalte der Veranstaltung:

  • Presentation of Scope and its Mission
  • Introduction into Corporate Ratings, Quantitative Analysis & Modelling, Public Finance and ESG (Environment, Social and Governance)
  • Workshops: Simulation of a Corporate and Public Finance (sovereign) Rating process
  • Q&A with the Scope Team

Verwendete Methoden in der Veranstaltung:

  • Theoretical Input
  • Group Work / Workshop
  • Case Study Simulations
  • Q&A


Alvise Lennkh is an economist and Director / Deputy Head of Scope’s Public Finance team, responsible for sovereign and supranational ratings and research.

John Francis Opie has over 28 years of business experience within the banking and finance sector and is an Associate Director in Scope's Corporate Ratings team.

Dr. Bereshad Nonas has 20 years of industry experience and is the Executive Director / Head  of the Quantitative Analysis and Modelling team.

Clara Mokry is the Head of ESG Analysis and is responsible for Coordination & Monitoring, as well as Network & Board relations.

Marc-Orell Stadthaus is the Associate Director of the Sales Department specialized in Structured- and Project Finance.


Scope is the leading European provider for credit ratings, fund analyses as well as bespoke solutions for assessing and monitoring risk. The group has approximately 200 employees across offices in Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Madrid, Milan, Oslo and Paris.

Primäre Zielgruppe der Veranstaltung:: 

Economics, Finance, Management, Sciences (Physics, Mathematics), everyone is welcome 

Anmeldung: Max. 40 Teilnehmer*innen; Anmeldung ab dem 07. Oktober 2019 hier

Datum: Di., 14.01.2020, 14:00–20:00 Uhr

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main/Campus Westend
Raum: Seminarhaus, SH 0.106
Max-Horkheimer-Str. 4
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Workshop-Informationen auf der Webseite der Goethe-Universität (Link)