HISTORY

Moody’s insight and analysis has helped drive better decisions for over 100 years

Our founder, John Moody, had a vision to widen access to information and establish a global language of credit. This vision still inspires us today, as we support our customers around the world with our powerful data analytics, and insight. From commercial real estate to environmental and cyber risks, we continually expand and enhance our capabilities through organic growth, strategic investments and acquisitions to better serve our customers.
 

A JOURNEY BACK THROUGH TIME: THE LAST 5 DECADES

2010s+

Moody’s acquisitions and investments focus on real estate, cyber security and ESG expertise, and continues to deepen its global footprint

2020

Acquisition of a Regulatory DataCorp, a leading provider of anti-money laundering and know-your-customer data and due diligence services


2019

Majority stake acquired in Vigeo Eiris, a global leader in Environmental, Social and Governance research, data and assessments

Majority stake acquired in Four Twenty Seven, Inc., a leading provider of data, intelligence, and analysis related to physical climate risks acquired

Investment in a minority stake in SynTao, which provides ESG data and analytics based in and serving China

RiskFirst, a FinTech company providing risk analytic solutions for the asset management and pension fund communities acquired

Launch of Moody's Local, a domestic ratings platform focused on serving the needs of local capital markets


2018

Acquisition of Reis, Inc., a leading provider of U.S. commercial real estate data

Investment in QuantCube Technology, an innovative provider of real-time, AI-based predictive analytics

Investment in Team8 Partners II, L.P., a think tank specializing in cybersecurity and data resilience

Minority stake acquired in ICR Chile, a provider of domestic credit ratings in Chile


2017

Acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information

Investment in SecurityScorecard, a leading provider of cybersecurity ratings

Investment in CompStak, a platform for crowdsourced commercial real estate data


2016

Investment in Finagraph, a provider of automated financial data collection and business intelligence solutions

Acquisition of GGY, a leading provider of advanced actuarial software for the global life insurance industry


2015

Acquisition of Equilibrium, a leading provider of credit rating and research services in Peru and other countries in Latin America


2014

Acquisition of WebEquity Solutions, a leader in cloud-based lending platforms

Lewtan Technologies, a provider of data and analytics solutions for securitized assets acquired


2011

Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Copal Partners, a pioneer in outsourced financial research and analytics services. Through Copal Partners, we also acquired Amba Research, an investment research and analytics firm

Acquisition of Barrie & Hibbert Limited, a leading provider of insurance risk management modelling tools


2010

Acquisition of the Canadian Securities Institute, a training services provider for finance professionals based in Canada

Acquisition of Commercial Mortgage Metrics, an analytical model for assessing default and recovery risk for commercial real estate

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2000s

Moody’s listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and Moody’s Analytics formed

2008

Acquisition of Fermat International, a leading provider of risk and performance management software to the global banking sector

Acquisition of Enb Consulting Limited, a UK-based provider of training services for the financial market professionals

Formation of Moody’s Analytics which continues to bring together Moody’s world-class financial intelligence and analytical tools to help business leaders make better, faster decisions


2007

Majority stake acquired in Midroog LTD., an Israeli credit rating agency


2006

Minority stake acquired in China Cheng Xin International Credit Rating Co., Ltd. (CCXI), a domestic credit rating agency in the People’s Republic of China

Acquisition of Wall Street Analytics, Inc., a leading developer of sophisticated structured finance analysis and monitoring software


2005

Acquisition of Economy.com, a leading independent provider of economic research and data services


2002

Acquisition of quantitative risk-modelling firm, KMV


2000

Moody’s Corporation is formed and listed on the New York Stock Exchange with ticker symbol (MCO)

1990s

Moody’s expands online distribution of its products and global presence

1999

Cooperative relationship with China’s Dagong Global Credit Rating Company established

Acquisition of partnership interests in Clasificadora de Riesgo Humphreys Ltda (Chile) and Humphreys-Argentina

New office opened in Milan, Italy


1998

Affiliations established with rating agencies in Korea (Korea Investors Service (KIS)) and India (ICRA Ltd)


1996

New office opened in Sao Paulo, Brazil


1995

New office opened in Singapore


1994

Acquisitions of Docutronics and Financial Proformas, Inc

New office opened in Toronto, Canada and Hong Kong


1992

New office opened in Madrid, Spain


1991

New office opened in Frankfurt, Germany


1990

Our ratings and research are made available on Bloomberg Terminals

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1980s

Moody’s expands international footprint and ratings coverage

1988

New office opened in Sydney, Australia


1987

Moody’s opens an office in Paris, France


1986

Moody’s extends rating coverage to bank deposits


1985

New office opened in Tokyo, Japan


1984

Moody’s begins to offer structured finance ratings

1970s

Moody’s expands product range

1974

First bank holding company bond ratings assigned


1972

We begin to rate commercial paper


1970

First Eurobond ratings assigned

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