The Crossover Zone: Companies in the zone and potential fallen angels down again, but risks are building

August 9, 2022

The Crossover Zone: Companies in the zone and potential fallen angels down again, but risks are building

Potential fallen angels continue to ease while rising stars remain elevated. Nevertheless, risks that these trends could reverse are gaining steam in the form of rising rates, inflationary cost pressures and the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Levelling the playing field makes better business sense

August 8, 2022

Levelling the playing field makes better business sense

Disclosing our diversity is critical to holding our organization accountable in the efforts to build a more inclusive workforce.

Accelerating the net-zero transition

August 8, 2022

Accelerating the net-zero transition

Moody’s is committed to achieving net-zero across its operations and creating products and services that accelerate a net-zero economy.

Strengthening our ESG capabilities for a more resilient economy

August 8, 2022

Strengthening our ESG capabilities for a more resilient economy

Over the past few years, we have expanded our ESG offering and integrated ESG into existing capabilities. We also continued to make strategic investments and acquisitions so that our offering provides the depth and breadth necessary to respond to the diverse and evolving requirements of ESG market participants.

Inflation threatens to drive up US hurricane recovery costs

August 4, 2022

Inflation threatens to drive up US hurricane recovery costs

Rising construction costs and wages stand to make rebuilding from storm damage more expensive during the current hurricane season that lasts through November. The federal government, however, continues to provide substantial aid when areas are hit by natural disasters, partially offsetting expenses and reducing credit risk

Moody's price forecast for US homebuilding, building products and building materials for second half 2022 vs second half 2021

June 30, 2022

Moody's price forecast for US homebuilding, building products and building materials for second half 2022 vs second half 2021

For H2 2022, we expect price pressure to moderate. Building materials are best positioned to reap strong margins

Australia's superannuation sector is a large and growing source of capital

June 28, 2022

Australia's superannuation sector is a large and growing source of capital

The sector provides significant liquidity to companies, banks, infrastructure issuers and state governments in Australia

Retail and Hospitality industries attract higher level of cyber incidents, but strong preparation has kept data breach costs low

June 15, 2022

Retail and Hospitality industries attract higher level of cyber incidents, but strong preparation has kept data breach costs low

Global retail and hospitality respondents continue to invest in protecting against growing global cyber threats. These sectors show that highly rated companies have more sophisticated defense practices, while those lower rated are becoming more proactive as risks rise. Cyber headcount and spending continues to grow along with the cost per breach

Spillover impact from Russia-Ukraine crisis on global non-financial companies

June 3, 2022

Spillover impact from Russia-Ukraine crisis on global non-financial companies

About 25% of the nearly 4,000 rated non-financial companies worldwide will face significant stress in the downside scenario

Global structured finance: ESG-tied credit risks include consumer and regulatory scrutiny, climate exposure

May 23, 2022

Global structured finance: ESG-tied credit risks include consumer and regulatory scrutiny, climate exposure

Environmental risks include emissions standards and climate exposure that pose asset value risk to transactions' underlying collateral. For social risk, consumer preference and regulatory scrutiny are key issues. Governance risk encompasses compliance with and interpretation of transaction documents. Below are some ESG risks in prominent structured finance sectors

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