Titles:

  • Dr Viktoria Baklanova, CFA, PRM
  • Chief Credit Officer, Acacia Capital, Inc.

Fields of specialization:

  • Regulation of capital markets
  • Money market funds and their regulation
  • Credit risk
  • Credit rating agencies and their regulation

Short bio:

Viktoria Baklanova is a Chief Credit Officer at Acacia Capital, Inc. responsible for overseeing the firm’s credit analysis and risk management practices.

Viktoria has over a decade of experience in money market fund analytics. Most recently she was a Senior Director at the Fund and Asset Manager Rating Group at Fitch Ratings in New York. In this position, Viktoria was responsible for rating money market mutual funds and other collective investment schemes. Viktoria published numerous articles and market commentaries on the subjects pertinent to investment management and, specifically, cash and liquidity management.

Prior to Fitch Ratings, Viktoria was at Moody’s Investors Service. She joined Moody’s in February 2001. At the time of her departure in 2006, Viktoria was an Associate Vice President/Analyst responsible for a large portfolio of credits. In addition, she led research projects on various issues of portfolio management, reviewed and updated rating methodologies, and assisted in firm-wide training. 

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