Sebastian Zank joined Scope’s corporate ratings department in September 2013. He is primarily responsible for companies in the utilities, transportation, infrastructure as well as investment holdings. In addition to analysis within his own sectors, he regularly publishes research on private debt placements, e.g. ‘Schuldscheine’, hybrid bonds and high yield markets. His coverage on the Schuldschein market started in 2014 with semiannual research updates. Before joining Scope, Sebastian held a number of different positions in equity research at WestLB and was Head of Utilities & Renewables Research at Quandt & Cie in Dusseldorf and London. On the equity side, he has covered large pan-European caps in the utilities sectors as well as small and mid caps in the clean technology/renewables industry. In addition, he has accompanied various equity transactions such as IPOs, secondary offerings and hybrid bonds. He began his professional career in 2005 in the business advisory division of PricewaterhouseCoopers with a focus on international utilities and energy-intensive industrials. Sebastian graduated with a diploma in Business Administration from the ‘Freie Universität Berlin’ and is a CFA charterholder.