Moody’s Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides 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. Segments The company operates through two segments, Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). MIS This segment consists of various credit rating activities. This segment 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. This segment provides ratings in approximately 120 countries. Ratings are disseminated through press releases to the public through various print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems used by securities traders and investors. As of December 31, 2013, this segment had ratings relationships with approximately 11,000 corporate issuers and approximately 21,000 public finance issuers. Additionally, the company has rated and monitors ratings on approximately 76,000 structured finance obligations (representing approximately 12,000 transactions). MA This segment includes the company’s other non-rating commercial activities. This segment develops a range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. Within its Research, Data and Analytics business, this segment distributes research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including research on major 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 Enterprise Risk Solutions business, this segment provides software solutions, as well as related risk management services. Within its Professional Services business, it provides outsourced research and analytical services along with financial training and certification programs. This segment’s customers represent approximately 3,900 institutions worldwide operating in approximately 120 countries. During 2013, the company’s research Website was accessed by approximately 230,000 individuals, including 31,000 client users. Strategy The major aspects of the company’s strategy are to defend and improve the core ratings and research business of MIS; build MA’s position as a leading provider of risk management solutions to financial institutions; and invest in strategic growth opportunities. The company invests in initiatives to implement the company’s strategy, including internally-led organic development and targeted acquisitions. Competition MIS: The company’s major competitor includes Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. Its competitors also include Fitch Ratings; Dominion Bond Rating Service; A.M. Best Company; Japan Credit Rating Agency Ltd.; Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.; Morningstar Inc.; and Egan-Jones Ratings Company. In Europe, competitors include Euler Hermes Rating; Feri EuroRating Services AG; Creditreform Rating AG; ICAP Group; and Companhia Portuguesa de Rating. It also competes with China Lianhe Credit Rating Co Ltd.; Shanghai Brilliance Credit Rating & Investors Service Co Ltd.; Dagong Global Credit Rating Co Ltd.; and Pengyuan Credit Rating Co Ltd. MA: The company’s competitors include Thomson Reuters; Bloomberg; S&P Capital IQ; Fitch Solutions; Dun & Bradstreet Corporation; IBM Algorithmics; Wolters Kluwer; Sungard; SAS; Fiserv; MSCI; Markit Group; and others. Its major competitors include CreditSights, Intex, IHS Global Insight, BlackRock Solutions, FactSet, SAS, Oracle, Misys, Oliver Wyman, Verisk, Omega Performance, DC Gardner, Evalueserve, and CRISIL Global Research & Analytics. History Moody’s Corporation was founded in 1900.
moody's corp (DUT:Frankfurt)
250 Greenwich Street
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New York, NY 10007
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