Senior Director 
Fitch Ratings 


Michael Taiano is a senior director in Fitch Ratings’ financial institutions group. His primary areas of analytical coverage include consumer finance companies, captive fincos, and retail brokers and investment companies.

Prior to joining Fitch, Michael was a senior equity research analyst at UBS, Sandler O’Neill, Telsey Advisory Group and BQ Partners where he covered consumer and commercial finance, mortgage REITs and financial technology stocks for nearly 15 years. 

Michael earned a B.B.A from Pace University in accounting and an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance from the University of Florida. He is also a certified public accountant in the state of New York.