S&P Global’s (SPGI) ratings division has created a decentralized finance (DeFi) strategy group to help build the company’s decentralized market framework for investors.
- Chuck Mounts will lead the group as chief DeFi officer, and will work closely with the newly appointed head of DeFi transformation, Charles Jansen, according to a statement Monday.
- The team seeks to build out S&P’s analytics and risk assessment capabilities for both traditional finance and DeFi clients
- S&P’s move comes after fellow major credit rating player Moody’s said last year it was looking to hire crypto analysts to come to grips with “the potential wide-reaching impact of decentralized finance on existing ecosystems.”
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