Franz Rudolf is a Managing Director at UniCredit and the Head of Financials Credit Research. Franz has more than 20 years’ experience in research and financial analysis (credit as well as equity). He focuses on covered bonds from Europe, as well as from the Asia Pacific region. His regular publications include the weekly Covered Bond Monitor and the Covered Bond Chartbook as well as the Relative Value Analysis. In addition, he publishes in depth analyses on single names and specific topics. In recent years, Franz and his covered bond research colleagues sustainably earned top rankings in several research polls. He is a CEFA, studied in the US, Taiwan and Germany, and holds a masters degree in business economics from the University of Passau.