Governance

Beyond Ratings has established several committees to ensure smooth
and efficient corporate governance in its daily operations as well as in
its most strategic decisions

Supervisory board

Mission
Board members

The Supervisory Board is composed of 9 members, among which 4 are independent members not involved in rating activities.

Among other tasks, the Supervisory Board is responsible for :

  • Overseeing the reflections on strategic guidelines in the mid- to long-term, including the definition of products, services offered, and capital operations
  • Ensuring the effectiveness of monitoring and control of all activities, in accordance with the policies and procedures defined by Beyond Ratings within LSEG
  • Making recommendations to the Executive Committee to improve Beyond Ratings’ internal control framework or to address any possible inefficiencies that could have been highlighted
  • Providing annually a report at the General Assembly of shareholders on the company’s accounts and business activity for the previous year and on the achievement of its missions
  • Appointing the members of the Executive Committee: President and Managing Director(s) of BR.
  • Rodolphe Bocquet

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Rodolphe Bocquet

    Co-founder & CEO

    Rodolphe is a HEC-NYU graduate and holds a master of Ecole des Mines de Paris. He worked as a proprietary trader and risk manager on equity derivatives for Société Générale between 1994 and 2001. He then developed his skills in environmental finance and sustainable development while holding managing positions for several public entities (ADEME, Conseil régional d’Aquitaine, Agence Française de Développement)

  • Sylvain Château

    Co-founder & COO

  • Sylvain Château

    Co-founder & COO

    Sylvain started his career in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton and Roland Berger, and rapidly moved to the world of entrepreneurship. He developed Enerdata, a leading international provider of energy data and modeling for over 180 countries, for 10 years, as the CEO and major shareholder. He accompanied the management transition when the company was acquired. Sylvain is an ESSEC graduate (MBA).

Executive committee

Mission
Committee

The Executive Committee is composed of three members.

The Executive Committee is responsible for the efficient management of the company. It defines the strategy and ensures that the company’s development is achieved in line with our objectives, for the different activities. Its members are appointed by the Supervisory Board, and are granted powers to legally represent the company.

Among other tasks, the Executive Committee is responsible for :

  • Ensuring the day-to-day management of Beyond Ratings’ teams & activities
  • Providing to the Supervisory Board information on business performance and the main management indicators on a quarterly basis
  • Planning, organizing and budgeting the business activities to achieve optimal performance in line with the goals in the business plan
  • Monitoring evolutions in the business environment (opportunities, competition, regulation etc.) in order to prepare next action plans
  • Rodolphe Bocquet

    Co-founder & CEO

  • Rodolphe Bocquet

    Co-founder & CEO

    Rodolphe is a HEC-NYU graduate and holds a master of Ecole des Mines de Paris. He worked as a proprietary trader and risk manager on equity derivatives for Société Générale between 1994 and 2001. He then developed his skills in environmental finance and sustainable development while holding managing positions for several public entities (ADEME, Conseil régional d’Aquitaine, Agence Française de Développement)

  • Sylvain Château

    Co-founder & COO

  • Sylvain Château

    Co-founder & COO

    Sylvain started his career in strategy consulting at Booz Allen Hamilton and Roland Berger, and rapidly moved to the world of entrepreneurship. He developed Enerdata, a leading international provider of energy data and modeling for over 180 countries, for 10 years, as the CEO and major shareholder. He accompanied the management transition when the company was acquired. Sylvain is an ESSEC graduate (MBA).

  • Valéry Lucas-Leclin

    Managing Director

  • Valéry Lucas-Leclin

    Managing Director

    With almost 30 years of experience in SRI research, Valéry began his career at AReSE (now known as Vigeo Paris) as their Senior SRI Analyst and Head of Research. He then went on to hold directorial positions in SRI at another rating agency (INNOVEST) and 3 brokers (CM-CIC Securities, Société Générale, BofA Merrill Lynch). In 2014, he founded Grizzly RI, an innovative research firm which develops ESG and climate/CO2 quantitative models (recently acquired by Beyond Ratings). Valéry is a graduate of Sciences Po Paris and has published many academic and professional pieces on SRI.

Compliance

Role and duty
Independence

The Compliance Function's responsibility is to oversee the adherence of Beyond Ratings and its Employees to applicable regulatory requirements as well as to the Beyond Ratings/LSEG Code of Conduct and policies and procedures.

The Compliance Function is performed by the Compliance Officer, who is notably in charge of :

  • monitoring and assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the measures put in place to ensure the compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
  • monitoring and assessing the actions taken to address any deficiencies that could have been identified
  • advising and providing guidance to Management and Employees to comply with those rules
  • informing concerned staff of any new policy or procedure or any change in existing ones
  • monitoring and assessing the adequacy and effectiveness of the measures put in place to ensure the identification and elimination of any actual, potential or perceived conflicts of interest according to the Policy to address and manage conflicts of interest
  • designing measures to ensure identification and elimination of conflict of interest
  • maintaining the relationship with regulatory authorities and providing any required information (regular and on-demand reporting)
  • ensuring the effectiveness of regulatory disclosure
  • reporting as needed on the carrying out of Compliance Function’s duties to the Supervisory Board and LSEG Compliance organisation.

The Compliance Officer reports administratively to Beyond Ratings' CEO and functionally to the independent members of the Supervisory Board. In order to reinforce the independence of the Compliance Function, only those independent members can terminate the Compliance Officer’s employment contract.

The Compliance Officer operates independently from the analytical activity and the business development teams, and at arms’ length with other functions as necessary. He/she is not involved in the determination of credit ratings or in commercial discussions regarding fees payed by Issuers.

The compensation of the Compliance Officer is not linked to the performance of Beyond Ratings' credit rating activities.