Moody's Investors Service (MIS) is a leading provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis. Moody's commitment and expertise contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets. The firm's ratings and analysis track debt covering approximately 115 sovereign nations, 10,000 corporate issuers, 22,000 public finance issuers and 82,000 structured finance obligations.
In addition to its ratings services, MIS publishes a wide range of investor-oriented credit research, including in-depth analysis and commentary on major debt issuers, industry studies, special comments and credit opinion handbooks. Through its commitment and expertise, MIS contributes to transparent and integrated financial markets, and helps protect the integrity of credit. MIS credit ratings and research help investors analyze the credit risks associated with fixed-income securities. MIS long-term default studies validate our predictive ratings, and its research and investor briefings draw thousands of attendees each year and help keep investors and other market participants current with the rationale underlying the company’s credit opinions.
Moody's Investors Service is a subsidiary of Moody's Corporation (NYSE: MCO), which reported revenue of $2.7 billion in 2012, employs approximately 7,000 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 29 countries.