Moody’s

Overview: Moody’s Corporation is a publicly-traded company headquartered in New York. Its subsidiaries are:

  • Moody’s Investors Service
  • Moody’s KMV (credit analysis tools)
  • Moody’s Economy.com (economic research and data)
  • Moody’s Wall Street Analytics (structured finance software and analysis)

The main lines of business in the principal subsidiary, Moody’s Investors Service, are:

  • Credit Ratings
  • Investment Research
  • Risk Analysis
  • Financial Data and Information

Job Openings: See this list of current job openings.

Size: Moody’s reports these figures as of June, 2008:

  • Employees = 3,500
  • Analysts = 1,000
  • Offices in 29 countries
  • Offices in the U.S. = 6
  • Tracks debt of over 100 nations
  • Tracks debt of over 12,000 corporate issuers
  • Tracks debt of over 29,000 public finance issuers
  • Tracks over 96,000 structured finance obligations

Positives: Moody’s focuses solely on rating debt issues, with a particular expertise in municipal bonds. People interested in the latter field might find Moody’s to be their employer of choice. Moody’s has been in the credit rating business since 1909.

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