The Established Leader in Quantitative Credit Analysis
In 2002 we acquired KMV, a pioneer in the science of predicting the likelihood of credit default. KMV’s flagship solution, the EDF™ (Expected Default Frequency) credit measure, dramatically changed the way credit risk was measured in global markets and remains an industry standard worldwide. Over the years, the combination of Moody’s, KMV and other Moody’s acquisitions, such as that of Crowe Chizek’s software products group, has generated a steady stream of revolutionary quantitative tools and models.
With the addition of KMV, Moody’s Analytics’ database now contains 30 years of information on default events for 60,000 public and 2.8 million private companies around the world. Because of this rich data set, we are in a unique position to create credit risk models of unparalleled breadth and depth for major markets around the globe. These models are the foundation for our roster of best-of-breed credit risk measurement tools.
Moody’s Analytics builds on the legacy of KMV and remains a pioneer in the sophisticated application of modern financial theory and statistical analysis to manage credit risk more accurately and effectively. Our suite of integrated solutions enables institutions to improve all aspects of their credit processes, from prospecting and underwriting to pricing, syndication and securitization. More than 2,000 leading commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, money management firms and corporations in over 80 countries use our products and services, including most of the 100 largest financial institutions in the world.