Fitch Ratings

Yuriy Layvand, CFA, is a director in Fitch Ratings' Fund and Asset Manager Group. His primary areas of expertise are closed-end funds and money market funds. Yuriy has primary analytical responsibilities on over 60 funds, helping develop and improve fund rating criteria and publish fund-specific as well as market-wide research.

Before joining Fitch, Yuriy was a senior at Ernst & Young's asset management practice performing advisory and assurance services on hedge funds, private equity funds and asset managers.

Yuriy became a CFA charterholder in September of 2010, earned his MBA degree in Finance & Investments at Baruch College in May of 2008, and obtained his CPA license in the state of New York in May of 2005.