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Kumar Kanthan
Senior Vice President

Sharon Ou
Vice President - Senior Credit Officer

Default & Ratings Analytics

Moody's Default and Ratings Analytics team publishes Moody’s default studies, ratings transitions and ratings performance studies for corporates, financial institutions, sovereign and sub-sovereign, public finance and infrastructure sectors. DRA also publishes impairment and loss studies for structured finance sectors. Additionally, DRA publishes analytical research reports on topics that are of interest to broader fixed-income markets community.​


  • 10 Jul 2018
    • Global default rate slips below 3% at the end of Q2
      The overall number of corporate defaults fell to 17 globally in Q2 2018 from 29 in the prior quarter, with defaults occurring in a variety of industries led by Oil & Gas. Retail remained the biggest contributor of defaults in the first half of the year. Full Report​​
  • 12 Jun 2018
    • Global default rate falls to 3.1% in May
      We expect the global default rate to continue to trend lower, reflecting low unemployment, narrow high-yield spreads and economic growth in most countries around the world. Full Report ​​​​​​
  • 25 May 2018
    • High corporate leverage signals future credit stress even as the default rate remains low
      A prolonged environment of low growth and low interest rates has triggered striking changes in nonfinancial corporate credit quality. The record number of highly leveraged companies has set the stage for a particularly large wave of defaults when the next period of broad economic stress eventually arrives.  Full Report​​ ​
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