Eberhard Hackel is a Senior Director in Fitch Ratings’ European structured finance and covered bond group and head of the Frankfurt based structured finance team. The team is primarily dealing with ABS, RMBS and CDO transactions from Germany, Switzerland and Austria but also with Russian and other Eastern European securitisations and with covered bonds. Before joining Fitch in 2008, Eberhard worked in the risk controlling department of Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen (Helaba). His responsibilities included measuring the Helaba group’s market risk and working with German regulators supervising Helaba’s internal market risk model. Eberhard holds a diploma in business administration from the University of Göttingen and has earned the FRM certification of the Global Association of Risk Professionals.