Moody's Investors Service is a bond credit rating business that provides research, credit rating and financial risk analysis services. The company’s ratings and analysis track debt that covers various countries, corporate issuers, public finance issuers, and structured finance obligations.
Additionally, the company also offers predictive ratings, research and investor briefings, pricing and valuation tools, and credit opinions. The company’s primary goal is to help investors analyze the credit risks associated with fixed-income securities. Moody’s Investor Service rates debt securities in several market segments related to public and commercial securities in the bond market. These include government, municipal and corporate bonds; managed investments such as money market funds, fixed-income funds and hedge funds; financial institutions that include banks and non-bank finance companies; and asset classes in structured finance.
Considered as one of the Big Three credit rating agencies, Moody’s Investor Service employs approximately 6,100 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 28 countries.
Moody’s Investor Service was founded by John Moody in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City, United States.