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 financial institutional customers. Segments The company operates through two segments, Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) and Moody’s Analytics (MA). MIS MIS 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. Ratings revenue is derived from the originators and issuers of such transactions who use MIS ratings to support the distribution of their debt issues to investors. MIS 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, 2014, MIS 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 72,000 structured finance obligations (representing approximately 12,000 transactions). Additionally, MIS earns revenue from certain non-ratings-related operations which consist primarily of the distribution of research and fixed income pricing services in the Asia-Pacific region and from ICRA Limited non-ratings services. MA The MA 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, MA distributes research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including in-depth 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, MA 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. MA customers represent approximately 4,700 institutions worldwide operating in approximately 130 countries. During 2014 Moody’s research Web site was accessed by approximately 245,000 individuals including 33,000 client users. Strategy The key aspects to the company’s strategy include defending and enhancing the core ratings and research business of MIS; building MA’s position as a provider of risk management solutions to financial institutions; and investing in strategic growth opportunities. Competition MIS’s major competitor in the global credit rating business is Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (S&P), a division of McGraw Hill Financial. In addition to S&P, MIS’s competitors 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. There are additional competitors in other regions and countries in China, where the company operates through a joint venture. These competitors include 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 competes in the financial information industry against diversified competitors, such as Thomson Reuters; Bloomberg; S&P Capital IQ; Fitch Solutions; Dun & Bradstreet Corporation; IBM; Wolters Kluwer; Sungard; SAS; Fiserv; MSCI; Markit Group; and others. MA’s main competitors within RD&A include S&P Capital IQ; CreditSights; Thomson Reuters; Intex; IHS Global Insight; BlackRock Solutions; FactSet; and others. In ERS, MA faces competition from both large software providers, such as IBM Algorithmics; SunGard; SAS; Oracle; Misys; Oliver Wyman; Verisk; and various other vendors and in-house solutions. Within Professional Services, MA competes with Omega Performance; DC Gardner; Evalueserve; CRISIL Global Research & Analytics; and others. History Moody’s Corporation was founded in 1900.
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