Milan - 4th June 2019 FB5 Investments Srl, holding company ofthe Fire Group, Italian independent leading group active in Credit Management, acquiresa minority share in Wiserfunding Ltd, a London-based fintech company specializingin SMEs credit risk assessment. Foundedin 2016 by Prof. Edward Altman (NYU Stern School of Business professor renownedfor the invention of the Z-Score model) and Gabriele Sabato (former Head ofRisk Appetite for Royal Bank of Scotland and co-author with Prof. Altman ofseveral studies on SME risk management), Wiserfunding provides the most powerfulbusiness credit scoring. Using automated analysis of SME’s financial historyand both public structured and unstructured data, Wiserfunding’s onlinecloud-based platform allows bank and non-bank lenders, insurance companies and SMEsthemselves to assess credit risk more easily. TheWiserfunding team features international experts in SME credit risk scoring.Having worked on the evolution of the original Z-Score developed in the sixtiesby Prof. Altman and leveraging the use of artificial intelligence to maximisethe prediction power of their models, they have created a comprehensive SMEcredit scoring solution. The investment of FB5Investments complies with the company’s and the Fire Group as a whole, medium-long term strategic plan, broadeningtheir suite of services offered in the credit management space through verticalintegration with partners with a specific expertise in innovative creditupstream solutions.