Moody’s Changes Heads of Ratings for Structured, Corporate Bonds

Moody’s Investors Service, the second-largest credit-rating company, has made Michael West its global head of structured-finance grades.

Mark Gray was promoted to take over West’s previous role as global head of corporate-finance rankings, Tom Lemmon, a spokesman for New York-based Moody’s, said today by telephone. Detlef Scholz, who West replaced in overseeing grades on debt such as securities backed by mortgages and car loans, is now leading a global technology initiative, he said.

The moves were effective Jan. 15. Newsletter Asset-Backed Alert reported the changes for West and Scholz today.

To contact the reporters on this story: Jody Shenn in New York at; Matt Robinson in New York at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Shannon D. Harrington at

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.