2011 Press Release Archive

NEW YORK – December 19, 2011: Moody's Corporation announced today that it has acquired Barrie & Hibbert Limited, a leading provider of risk management modeling tools for insurance companies worldwide.

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NEW YORK – December 15, 2011: Moody’s Analytics’ Chief Economist Mark Zandi has lowered his expectations for the growth of the US economy into 2012. According to his report, “U.S. Macro Outlook 2012: Diminished Expectations,” US GDP will grow 2.6% next year and unemployment will likely remain high.

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NEW YORK – December 14, 2011: Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk measurement and management, has been named best Basel III solution provider by the readers of Risk magazine. Also named a top risk management vendor, Moody’s Analytics came in first in the Basel III, regulatory capital calculation and regulatory compliance and reporting categories. The recognition of Moody’s Analytics was part of the 2011 Risk Technology Rankings, an industry-respected award where the winners are chosen by the readers of Risk magazine, a financial risk management publication with a circulation of more than 6,000 print and 33,000 web readers.

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NEW YORK – December 6, 2011: In response to the new stress test requirements announced by the U.S. Federal Reserve on November 22, 2011, Moody’s Analytics, a leading independent provider of economic forecasting, has today announced the addition of the Fed’s baseline and stress test scenarios to its U.S. Macro Forecast Model®. The new stress test scenario, aligned with the Fed’s Supervisory Stress Scenario, provides clients with a tool to evaluate the impact a major economic shock would have on its business.

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NEW YORK – December 5, 2011: Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk measurement and management, today announced the launch of RiskAuthority™, its next generation regulatory capital management solution. A comprehensive Basel I, II, and III compliance solution, RiskAuthority enables risk professionals to calculate, consolidate and report their organization’s credit, market, operational, concentration and liquidity risk.

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NEW YORK – November 14, 2011: Moody's Corporation announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal's companies are among the world's leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. The acquisitions complement the broad array of research, data, software and education services offered by Moody's Analytics, and Copal's services to customers in Western Europe and the Americas will contribute to continued expansion of Moody's Analytics client relationships. Moreover, Copal's operations in India and China further strengthen Moody's presence in these important growth markets.

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NEW YORK – October 17, 2011: Moody’s Analytics, a leader in credit risk measurement and management, today announced Through-the-Cycle EDFTM (Expected Default Frequency) measure, a quantitatively derived credit risk estimate that dampens the short-term volatility arising from the aggregate credit cycle, providing more stable default probabilities than traditional point-in-time (PIT) credit risk estimates.

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NEW YORK – September 15, 2011: Moody’s Analytics’ Chief Economist Mark Zandi believes the probability of a U.S. recession in the next six to 12 months is at 40 percent. In his report, “U.S. Macro Outlook: Fears Across the Sea,” Zandi cites several indicators suggesting the economy could fall back into recession, including a rising number of corporate layoff announcements and a flattening in retail sales.

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LONDON – September 15, 2011: Banks are increasingly integrating stress testing into their risk management and business planning processes, although most still find deploying stress testing best practices throughout all their businesses very challenging, according to a survey conducted by Moody’s Analytics, a leader in enterprise risk solutions solutions. Published today, Moody’s Analytics’ “2011 Banking Industry Survey on Stress Testing” provides an overview of current best practices and remaining challenges in the European banking industry. The survey was conducted in the second quarter of 2011 and included more than 40 in-depth, one-on-one interviews with senior practitioners with risk and finance functions at banks of all sizes in Europe.

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NEW YORK,NY - July 14, 2011: Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk management solutions, today announced that the readers of Waters magazine voted the company “Best Credit Risk Solution Provider.” Moody’s Analytics received the highest percentage of the readers’ votes to win the award for the third year in a row. The recognition of Moody’s Analytics was part of the 2011 Waters Rankings, an industry-respected award where the winners are chosen by the qualified readers of Waters magazine, a financial IT publication with a circulation of more than 10,000.

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