Kate Kennedy is a Senior Managing Director responsible for Marketing and Investor Relations within the Business Development group at Kroll Bond Rating Agency. Previously, Kate spent 12 years as a Senior Director at Fitch Ratings where she spearheaded the investor relations initiative across U.S. Structured Finance. This included specializing in identifying, planning and executing strategic new investor development and business campaigns as well as maintaining strong relationships with the largest institutional investors. Prior to Fitch Ratings, Kate spent two years at the Norinchukin Bank responsible for portfolio management reporting and trade settlement with U.S. investment banks, brokers and custodians.