Profile: Moody's Corp (MCO.N)
16 Sep 2014
Moody’s Corporation (Moody’s), incorporated on June 2, 2000, is a provider of credit ratings; credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools; software solutions and related risk management services; quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services, and outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. The Company operates in two segments: Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). The MIS segment consists of all credit rating activity. All of Moody’s other non-rating commercial activities are included within the MA segment. In June 2014, Moody's Corp increased its interest from 28.5% to over 50% in ICRA Ltd.
MIS, the credit rating agency, publishes credit ratings on a range of debt obligations and the entities that issue such obligations in markets worldwide, including various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities and commercial paper programs. MIS provides ratings in more than 110 countries. Ratings are disseminated via press releases to the public through a variety of print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2012, MIS had ratings relationships with approximately 10,000 corporate issuers and approximately 22,000 public finance issuers. During the year ended December 31, 2012, the Company had rated and monitored ratings on approximately 82,000 structured finance obligations (representing approximately 13,000 transactions).
The MA segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. Within its Research, Data and Analytics business, MA distributes investor-oriented research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including research on debt issuers, industry studies, commentary on topical credit-related events and also provides economic research and credit data and analytical tools, such as quantitative credit risk scores. Within its Risk Management Software business, MA provides both economic and regulatory capital risk management software and implementation services. Within its Professional Services business it provides quantitative credit risk measures, credit portfolio management solutions, training, financial credentialing and certification services, as well as outsourced research and analytical services to institutional investors. MA customers represent more than 4,100 institutions worldwide operating in approximately 115 countries. During 2012, Moody’s research Website was accessed by over 235,000 individuals, including 30,000 client users.
Moody’s competes with The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., Fitch Ratings, Dominion Bond Rating Service Ltd., A.M. Best Company Inc., Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd., Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc., Morningstar Inc., Egan-Jones Ratings Company, Euler Hermes Rating, Feri EuroRating, Creditreform Rating, PSR Rating, ICAP Group, Companhia Portuguesa de Rating, China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd., Shanghai Brilliance Credit Rating & Investors Service Co Ltd., Dagong Global Credit Rating Co Ltd., Pengyuan Credit Rating Co Ltd., Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ/S&P Indices, Fitch Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM, Wolters Kluwer, Sungard, SAS, Fiserv, MSCI, Markit Group, CreditSights, Intex, IHS Global Insight, BlackRock Solutions, FactSet, SunGard, SAS, Oracle, Mysis, Turaz, Oliver Wyman, Verisk, Omega Performance, DC Gardner, Evalueserve, CRISIL Global Research & Analytics.
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