Moody's Investors Service, Inc.

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, Inc..

Moody's is a financial services company best known for rating investments. Moody's rates bonds, common stock, commercial paper, municipal short-term bonds, preferred stocks, and annuity contracts.

Its bond rating system, which assigns a grade from Aaa through C3 based on the financial condition of the issuer, has become a world standard.

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The trust will seek to achieve its investment objective by investing primarily in a portfolio of Municipal Obligations the interest on which, in the opinion of bond counsel to the issuer, is exempt from federal and California income taxes and which are rated in the three highest grades by Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
It has earned triple-A ratings, the highest ratings available, from Moody's Investors Service, Inc.
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Ambac Assurance, a leading guarantor of public finance and structured finance obligations, has earned triple-A ratings, the highest ratings available from Moody's Investors Service, Inc.