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Fitch Learning Partners with FK Partners to Deliver Financial Training in Brazil

February 11, 2014



NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Fitch Learning today announces it has partnered with Brazilian-based FK Partners to deliver its financial training courses to the Brazilian market.

Beginning in March 2014, FK Partners will be the sole provider of Fitch Learning proprietary training courses and materials in Brazil. The initial offering will include Fitch Learning training courses in corporate credit, banking, insurance, and derivatives and risk management, which will be offered though FK Partners offices in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

'Fitch Learning is pleased to partner with FK Partners and enter Latin America through the dynamic Brazilian market - an important source of opportunity for us,' said Paul Shaw, Fitch Learning chief executive officer. 'With over 10 years in the Brazilian market, FK Partners' track record and commitment to building strong local relationships set the stage for what we expect will be a successful partnership bringing new education and learning services to Brazil.'

'FK Partners is honored to represent Fitch Learning in Brazil. We are excited to expand beyond our success in financial market certifications and in-custom corporate training, and bring a broad offering of high quality Fitch Learning financial content to our clients,' said Clay Hamlin, FK Partners managing partner. 'The combination of the Fitch Learning content and FK Partners' local market expertise, depth and strength will be key to our success. The Fitch Learning case-based content is well suited for our vision of high-quality training programs that offer students real-world experience and practical skills.'

FK Partners will deliver Fitch Learning's English language materials using its network of Portuguese and English speaking trainers, with a shift to Portuguese language materials in the future.

Fitch Learning already works with FK Partners to deliver the CQF qualification.

About Fitch Learning

Fitch Learning provides leading, end-to-end financial services training solutions to the world's top institutions. In addition to preparing in excess of 10,000 delegates per annum for regulatory and professional certification exams, Fitch Learning delivers technical product, credit and risk training through tailored programs, public courses and innovative e-learning solutions. For more information, visit www.fitchlearning.com.

About FK Partners

FK Partners is the leader in financial training for international and Brazilian financial certifications. FK Partners also offers open and custom courses in finance including financial modeling, accounting, valuation, derivatives and risk management. FK Partners has been offering its services since 2004 and serves banks, companies and investment funds in Brazil. We have trained over 7,000 professionals in open course and in-company formats. For further information visit us at www.fkpartners.com.

About Fitch Group

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. In addition to Fitch Learning, the group includes Fitch Ratings, a world-renowned credit rating agency, and Fitch Solutions, an industry-leading provider of credit risk products and services. Fitch Group is jointly owned by Paris-based Fimalac, S.A. and New York-based Hearst Corporation.

Additional information is available on www.fitchratings.com.

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Fitch Ratings

Elizabeth Fogerty, +1 212-908-0526

elizabeth.fogerty@fitchratings.com

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