Jonathan Golin, formerly senior vice president at Thomson BankWatch in Hong Kong and author of "The Bank Credit Analysis Handbook: A Guide for Analysts, Bankers and Investors, has announced that he has joined the Centre for Financial Research and Analysts (CFRA).

CFRA is a US-based independent research boutique that operates without any conflicts of interest, taking no trading positions and funding its activities solely through subscriptions.

In his new role, Golin will try to further develop CFRA's coverage of financial institutions in Europe and Asia. Initially, he will be employed by the US office, located in Rockville, Maryland, but expects to transfer to the recently established London office in the near future.