Fitch Ratings has appointed Jeff Horvath as chief compliance officer, effective Nov. 2. He will be responsible for developing global compliance strategy and directing and monitoring Fitch's overall compliance program and will report to John Olert, chief risk officer of the Fitch Group.

Horvath joins Fitch from Deutsche Bank, where he spent 14 years in a variety of senior compliance roles in the United States and Europe. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Horvath practiced securities and regulatory law with several law firms based in New York City.