Omega Collocott

Head of Financial Institution Ratings

Global Credit Ratings (GCR)

Biography

Omega Collocott is sector head for Financial Institution Ratings at Global Credit Ratings (GCR), overseeing credit ratings of banks and other financial institutions, servicer quality ratings, and asset manager and fund ratings across the African continent. She manages analytical teams in Johannesburg, South Africa and Lagos, Nigeria. Omega has over 11 years’ experience in the analysis of financial institutions, having previously worked for SCMB Securities and Deutsche Securities in South Africa. She also headed Standard Bank’s CIS and Africa Credit Research team (from offices based in Moscow, Russia) from 2005-2009. In addition to analytical roles, Omega provided audit and consulting services to financial institutions in South Africa and Russia for over eight years. She has served on the boards of the CFA societies in both South Africa and Russia, and volunteers for various CFA Institute initiatives from time to time.