Christian Aufsatz heads up the European Structured Finance and Covered Bonds ratings team at DBRS Morningstar. He joined DBRS in October 2015 and was previously the head of the European ABS Research team at Barclays Bank where he covered the European CMBS and SME CLO sectors, in addition to general European securitisation and regulatory topics. Until September 2010 Christian was with Moody’s, where he headed up the EMEA CMBS team. During his time with Moody's, he was involved in the development and implementation of rating methodologies for RMBS and for CMBS. Christian Aufsatz graduated from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, in 2002 and is a CFA charterholder.