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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.​


  • 8 Mar 2019
    • February 2019 Default Report: Year-to-date default count rises to 17
      The number of corporate debt defaults globally rose to 10 in February from seven in January. Meanwhile, the global speculative-grade default rate declined moderately to 2.1% for the 12 months ended in February from 2.2% for the 12 months ended in January. Full Report​​​​​
  • 8 Feb 2019
    • January 2019 Default Report: Global speculative-grade default rate declines to 2.1% in January
      The speculative-grade default rate touched its lowest level in four years as of the end of January. Full Report​​​​​
  • 1 Feb 2019
    • Corporate defaults will rise modestly in 2019 amid higher volatility
      We expect the annual default rate for speculative-grade companies that we rate to rise modestly to 3.0% in 2019 from 2.3% in 2018. More challenging market conditions will result in higher defaults in 2019, but low refinancing risk and healthy corporate profits will keep defaults low by historical standards.  Full Report​​​
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