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About Moody's Ratings

Moody’s Investors Service Products


 

Moody's Investors Service (MIS) products are offered to customers on a standalone basis with distinct features, that could consist of a bundle of components.

 

MIS’ core business provides Credit Ratings that are publicly available serving the public debt capital markets. A Credit Rating is an opinion from MIS regarding the creditworthiness of an entity, a debt or financial obligation, debt security, preferred share or other financial instrument, issued using an established and defined ranking system of rating categories. MIS also offers several other products and services, such as private & limited distribution Credit Ratings. Lastly, MIS offers Other Permissible Service (OPS) products which are non-Credit Rating products such as fund ratings, quality and other assessments. The categorization and availability of the products may vary in different jurisdictions and depend on transaction specific details.

 

This page briefly describes MIS’ suite of product offerings. For further information, please contact your relationship manager.

 

Please refer to Moody’s Ratings Symbols and Definitions for additional information.

 

 

Credit Rating Products

 

Public Credit Rating Products

 

Public Credit Rating: Credit Rating that is made publicly available by MIS.

 

 

Unpublished Credit Rating Products

 

Unpublished Monitored Loan Rating (UMLR): Monitored Credit Rating of a loan or loans (or individual facilities within the same loan or loans) made to the rated entity, which is distributed via an electronic platform. Available in specific jurisdictions only.

 

Unpublished Monitored Private Placement Rating (UMPPR): Monitored Credit Rating of a private placement of a rated entity, which is distributed via an electronic platform. Available in specific jurisdictions only.

 

 

Private Credit Rating Products*

 

Private Monitored Rating (PMR): Monitored Credit Rating of an issuer, made available to an issuer subject to confidentiality obligations.

 

Private Monitored Loan Rating (PMLR): Monitored Credit Rating of a loan or loans (or individual facilities within the same loan or loans) made to the rated entity, which is distributed on a private basis via an electronic platform. Available in specific jurisdictions only.

 

 

Private Monitored Private Placement Rating (PMPPR): Monitored Credit Rating of a private placement of a rated entity, which is distributed on a private basis via an electronic platform. Available in specific jurisdictions only.

 

 

Private Rating for Investors (PRI): Monitored Credit Rating made available to requesting investors subject to confidentiality obligations.

 

 

Private Credit Rating: Monitored or point-in-time Credit Rating made available to the customer subject to confidentiality obligations.

 

 

*MIS’ Private Credit Ratings may not be used for regulatory purposes in certain jurisdictions, including in the European Union

 

 

 

Other Permissible Services Products

 

Prospective Financing Products

 

Indicative Rating: MIS’ confidential, unpublished, unmonitored, point-in-time opinion of the potential credit rating(s) of an issuer or a proposed debt issuance by an issuer contemplating such a debt issuance at some future date.

 

Rating Assessment Service (RAS): MIS’ confidential, unpublished, unmonitored, point-in-time opinion of potential credit rating(s), or the potential impact on credit rating(s), given one or more hypothetical scenario(s) that constitute a credit transforming event such as M&A, divestitures, etc.

 

 

Environment, Social, Governance (ESG) Product

 

Green Bond Assessment (GBA): MIS’ monitored opinion of the relative effectiveness of the issuer’s approach for managing, administering, and allocating proceeds to and reporting on environmental projects financed by green bonds.

 

 

Managed Investments Products

 

Bond Fund Rating: MIS’ opinion of the maturity-adjusted credit quality of investments within mutual funds and similar investment vehicles that principally invest in fixed income obligations.

 

Money Market Fund Rating: MIS’ opinion of the investment quality of shares in mutual funds and similar investment vehicles which principally invest in short-term fixed income obligations.

 

 

Investment Manager Quality Assessment: MIS’ forward-looking opinion of the relative investment expertise and service quality of asset managers.

 

 

 

Servicer and Originator Assessment Products

 

Servicer Quality Assessment: MIS’ opinion on the strength and stability of servicers’ policies and practices in preventing defaults and maximizing recoveries for the receivables they service, relative to other servicers performing the same servicing role within a given country.

 

Originator Assessment: MIS’ opinion on the strength and stability of originators’ policies and practices as they affect defaults and losses in structured finance securities backed by loans, relative to other originators of the same type of loans within a given country.

 

 

Latin America Specific Products

 

Trustee Quality Assessment: MIS’ opinion regarding an organization's ability to manage the entrusted assets for the benefit of investors, relative to other trustees within a given country.

 

Common Representative Quality Assessment: MIS’ opinion regarding an organization’s ability to represent the interests of investors, relative to other common investor representatives within a given country.

 

Contract Enforceability Indicators for Mexican States: MIS’ opinion regarding the relative effectiveness of Mexican states in enforcing disputed commercial contracts and mortgages.

 

Equity Fund Assessment: MIS’ opinion of the relative investment quality of investment funds, which principally invest in common stock or in combinations of common stock and fixed-income securities. Available in specific Latin American regions only.

 

 

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