Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Moody's Receives Top Industry Awards in 2014

NEW YORK - Tuesday, December 23rd 2014 [ME NewsWire]

(BUSINESS WIRE) - Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) received more than a dozen prestigious awards from industry journals around the world in 2014. Moody’s Investors Service was recognized for the quality of its credit ratings and research and Moody’s Analytics was similarly recognized for the performance of its financial risk solutions.

“At Moody’s, our mission is to be the world’s most respected authority serving risk-sensitive markets. We are proud to have been recognized by financial professionals around the world for the quality our credit analysis at Moody’s Investors Service and the versatility and effectiveness of the financial risk solutions we provide through Moody’s Analytics,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s.

In Asia, Moody’s Investors Service was recognized by the industry for the quality of its credit ratings and research from publications across the region. It was named as “Best Credit Rating Agency” in AsiaMoney magazine’s annual reader poll for the third year in a row, and by FinanceAsia’s annual Fixed Income Poll as the “Most Influential Credit Rating Agency” for the second year. Australia-based Kanga News also named Moody’s Investors Service as “Rating Agency of the Year” for 2014.

For the third year, Moody’s Investors Service was named “Top Credit Rating Agency” in Institutional Investor magazine’s annual reader poll of financial professionals. In addition, Moody’s Investor Service’s US Public Finance Group (PFG) was recognized by Smiths Research & Gradings as the industry’s top Municipal Research Team.

Moody’s Analytics was broadly recognized for the strength and performance of its financial risk management solutions, which help capital markets professionals measure and manage risk through software and services, economic research, financial training and advisory services.

For the second year in a row, Moody’s Analytics was given the top ranking for “Organizational Strength” among the Chartis RiskTech100® 2014 list of companies. In the Risk Technology Rankings, Moody’s Analytics was selected as the top provider for both “Economic and Regulatory Capital Calculation Solutions” and “Basel III Compliance.”

Insurance Risk recognized Moody’s Analytics’ industry-leading insurance risk solutions with a “Best Data Management Service Provider” award, for the second year in a row, and as “Best Solvency II Provider.”

Participants in the Asia Risk Technology Rankings named Moody’s Analytics as best for “Regulatory Capital Calculation and Management” and “Asset and Liability Management (ALM).” Moody’s Analytics was also named as a “Top Vendor” for 2014.

And, Structured Product Technology Rankings ranked Moody’s Analytics tops for “Risk Management Regulatory/Economic Capital Calculation,” and CIR Risk Management recognized the company for “Financial Risk Management Software of the Year” for 2014. Both the IDC FinTech Rankings and FinTech Forward included Moody’s Analytics in their list of Top Solution Providers for 2014.

Further information is available at www.moodys.com/awards.


Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody's Corporation (NYSE:MCO) is the parent company of Moody's Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody's Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $3.0 billion in 2013, employs approximately 9,700 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 33 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.


Moody's Corporation

Michael Adler,


Vice President

Corporate Communications



Salli Schwartz,


Global Head of Investor Relations


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