Moody's Corporation Description
Moody's Corporation provides credit ratings; and credit, capital markets, and economic related research, data, and analytical tools worldwide. It also provides 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. Its Moody's Investors Service segment publishes credit ratings on debt obligations and entities that issue such obligations comprising various corporate and governmental obligations, structured finance securities, and commercial paper programs. This segment provides ratings in approximately 110 countries. Its ratings are disseminated via press releases to the public through print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems for use by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2012, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 10,000 corporate issuers and approximately 22,000 public finance issuers. It also rated and monitored ratings on approximately 82,000 structured finance obligations. The company's Moody's Analytics segment develops products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in financial markets. It also distributes research and data, such as research on debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit related events. In addition, this segment provides economic research, and credit data and analytical tools, such as quantitative credit risk scores; software solutions and related risk management services; and outsourced research and analytical services with financial training and certification programs. It serves approximately 4,100 institutions in approximately 115 countries. The company was founded in 1900 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
Moody's Investors Service
Risk Management Services
Credit Rating Agencies