CHICAGO — Fitch Ratings last week announced plans to eliminate 150 positions company wide during its current fiscal year to compensate for declining revenues largely from its structured finance business — a move that claimed senior Chicago-based analyst Joseph O’Keefe, sources said.

The cuts, which are expected to be achieved through a mix of layoffs and attrition, were announced in an earnings release Wednesday, but a firm representative Friday said he could not provide any additional details about the cuts.

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