Natasha Aikins is a Director in Fitch’s Sustainable Finance Group and is the analytical liaison for the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts across structured finance. Natasha brings extensive structured finance experience to this role, including work assessing credit risk in new and seasoned bonds and representations and warranties, and responsibility for key originator/aggregator assessments and servicer ratings. While throughout her tenure at Fitch Natasha’s core structured finance responsibilities were focused on complex RMBS analysis, she has also performed analytical activities in the ABS and CMBS asset classes. Fitch’s Sustainable Finance Group was launched in 2019 and has presided over the introduction of ESG scoring alongside most of its public ratings, including structured finance in October 2019. Prior to joining Fitch, Natasha worked on credit teams within several leading bank and credit unions focused on small and middle market business lending and capital markets. Natasha holds an BA from University of Albany and an MBA from the University of Connecticut.