"We have been monitoring the growing Vietnam economy for a while and find that now is an opportune time to enter this exciting market with our strong local partner FiinGroup," said Mr Kevin Koo, founder and executive chairman of CBA, which provides credit and risk information solutions. Founded in 2008, FiinGroup has been licensed by the Vietnam Ministry of Finance to operate as a credit rating agency from March 2020. Japan's Nikkei Inc and Quick Corp together own 35.1 per cent of the group's equity. It has over 100 staff, including data, business and risk analysts, and IT engineers. It also has a branch in Ho Chi Minh City.