Moody's Investors Service

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Moody's Investors Service

A leading global credit rating, research and risk analysis firm.

Moody's Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency; though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until its bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.

Moody's Investors Service

A leading firm engaged in credit rating, risk analysis, and research of fixed-income securities and their issuers. Moody's ratings help investors judge the credit risks of investing in fixed-income securities. The financial publications department of Moody's was spun off in 1998 to form a new company. See also Mergent, Inc.
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Nickerson, vice president and senior credit officer of Moody's Investors Service, Inc.--Helping Hand award for mentoring;
It was rated AAA by Standard & Poor's Corp., and Aa2 by Moody's Investors Service, Inc. The transaction was also the first securitization by the banks, Banco Interfin S.A and Banco de San Jose S.A., the second and third largest private financial institutions in Costa Rica, respectively, which originated the mortgages.
Financial Communications (Chicago, IL) has agreed to acquire Moody's Financial Information Services (Charlotte, NC) from Moody's Investors Service, Inc. (New York) and parent Dun & Bradstreet (Murray Hill, NJ).