Moody’s Analytics QRATE helps investors quantify municipal bond credit risk based solely off of measurable financial and economic factors.
The QRATE models were recently re-estimated to expand coverage and improve accuracy, transparency and ease of use for clients.
In this webinar, economist Dan White will discuss the methodology behind the update and share examples of how QRATE can be used to effectively monitor credit risk across multiple sectors, including airports, healthcare, higher educations and local governments. Join this presentation to gain valuable insights.
Dan White, Director, Economic Research
Dan is the director of government consulting and public finance research at Moody’s Analytics, overseeing economic research with an emphasis on fiscal policy and municipal market impacts.
Brian Simmons, Associate Director, Product Management
Brian is the product manager of U.S. public finance research, data, and analytics within Moody's Analytics. Brian oversees the distribution of Moody's Investors Service content via Moody’s CreditView and Moody’s Analytics QRATE.
Moody's Analytics performs annual stress tests on state government budgets - estimating the amount of fiscal stress likely to be applied to state budgets under different recession scenarios and comparing that to what states have in reserve. This year's exercise also looks at how economic stress translates to public pensions.
February 2019 Pdf Dan White
This paper estimates the amount of fiscal stress likely to be applied to state budgets under different recession scenarios and comparing that stress to the amount of money states have set aside in reserve. This year's exercise also expands the scope of stress-testing by including a look at how economic stress translates to public pensions.
September 2018 Pdf Dan White
In this webinar, we assess the implications of the imminent change, with a focus on who benefits most and who is likely to be hurt. The discussion entails a look at both the national effects and the regional implications.