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Moody’s Announces Investment in QuantCube, AI-Based Predictive Analytics Firm

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has made a strategic minority investment in QuantCube Technology, an innovative provider of real-time, AI-based predictive analytics for corporate clients, financial institutions and investment managers. The investment furthers Moody’s engagement with innovative and advanced technologies. Based in Paris, QuantCube supports a global and diverse client base with offerings including macroeconomic analysis, investment analysis and real-time ... Read More »

S&P Global Market Intelligence / Kensho / Crunchbase as the Go-to Resource for Private Company Data

S&P Global’s Acquisition of Kensho Technologies Hits Early Milestone; Expands Private Company Data Offering to Clients Collaboration with Crunchbase enhances S&P Global Market Intelligence’s position as the go-to resource for private company data S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced today that the Company has hit an exciting milestone in an alternative data linking project in collaboration with Kensho Technologies Inc. (“Kensho”), acquired by SPGI ... Read More »

India’s State of Andhra Pradesh Considers Credit Ratings of Farmers

Andhra Pradesh Minister for IT, Panchayat Raj, and Rural Development N. Lokesh said recently the government would shortly introduce credit rating of farmers to ensure easy flow of funds.Addressing a press conference after inaugurating the Andhra Pradesh Cybersecurity Summit, he said the reason for credit rating was to put a stop to exploitation of farmers by money-lenders.  Very soon, farmers ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics Announces Cloud Services to Help Banks with Regulatory Compliance

Moody’s Analytics has enhanced its software and service offerings for the banking industry by making its regulatory compliance and balance sheet management solutions available on the cloud.  Building on its existing cloud-enabled and software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, this latest development comes at a time when banks are increasingly considering cloud-based and SaaS solutions as a way to reduce costs, improve speed of ... Read More »

India’s Capital Market Regulator Sebi Explore Faster Access to Default Data

India’s capital market regulator Sebi will meet credit rating agencies to explore ways to have quicker access to information on loan defaults by corporates.  With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) having so far refused to share the sensitive information beyond the banking industry, Sebi is keen that all rating agencies take membership of credit information companies (CICs) to obtain ... Read More »

Welcome to Robot Land: S&P Global to Acquire Kensho

S&P Global to Acquire Kensho; Bolsters Core Capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing and Data Analytics.  Acquisition will deliver Value and Efficiency to S&P Global Clients S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kensho Technologies Inc. (“Kensho”), a leading edge provider of next-generation analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall ... Read More »

Crisil Launches 11 Indices for Debt Market

Indian based rating agency Crisil (S&P Global) has launched 11 new debt indices and also announced a change in nomenclature of an existing index in line with the new norms issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) for classification of mutual funds (MFs). Crisil said that the change of nomenclature has been done for the CRISIL Ultra ... Read More »

CRIF Launches Financial Flexibility Index -CFFI

CRIF Ratings launches a market observatory on IBEX Medium Cap and IBEX Small Cap, which will be updated every six months. This report aims to provide valuable and timely information to investors and decision-makers on a relatively uncovered equity markets such as the IBEX with Medium and Small Capitalization. The information contained in this report is a mix of public information and proprietary information developed ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Metropol Corporation Limited as a Full Member

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Metropol Corporation Limited was established in Kenya in 1996 as Credit Rating and Debt Management Company under the name Metropol Business Services Limited. The name was changed in 1997 to Metropol East Africa Limited and again recently to Metropol Corporation Limited (“MCL”). In 1997, Metropol entered into an exclusive contract with Dun & Bradstreet International (D&B) as a correspondent and ... Read More »

S&P Global Reports 2017 Revenue Growth of 7% – Organic Growth 13%

S&P GLOBAL completed an exceptional year with strong fourth quarter results 4th quarter and full-year revenue grew 14% and 7%, respectively, impacted by divestitures 4th quarter and full-year organic revenue increased 14% and 13%, respectively.  Diluted EPS Decreased 50% to $1.02 in the 4th Quarter and 27% to $5.78 for the Full Year Adjusted Diluted EPS Increased 44% to $1.85 ... Read More »

Linda S. Huber, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, to Leave Moody’s Corporation; Company Begins Search for New CFO

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced that Linda S. Huber is leaving to pursue other opportunities after more than 12 years of service as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Huber has agreed to remain at the company for a transitional period, and Moody’s has begun a comprehensive search for a successor. “Linda has made a significant contribution to the success of ... Read More »

Moody’s Japan Launches the Private Monitored Rating Product (PMR) in Japan

Moody’s Japan K.K. (MJKK) is launching a new private credit rating product in Japan, the Private Monitored Rating (PMR). The PMR will deliver all the benefits of a full credit analysis to issuers on a private and confidential basis. The PMR will provide customers with analytical insight into their credit quality through a definitive, private credit rating assigned at the ... Read More »

S&P Global CIO Out Amid Broad Operations Reshuffle

S&P Global Inc. Chief Information Officer Krishna Nathan is leaving the company following a broad reorganization at the financial data and analytics firm. Swamy Kocherlakota, the company’s head of global infrastructure and enterprise transformation, is now CIO, reporting to financial chief Ewout Steenbergen. Overseeing S&P’s global digital infrastructure group, he will focus on infrastructure, cloud strategy, information security and business ... Read More »

FICO: Your Company’s Cyber Score Will Be as Important as Its Credit Rating

Cybersecurity Predictions 2018: Cyber Scores and Stolen Eyes “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” That 1849 quip from Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr somehow seems fitting for today’s cybersecurity industry. In 2017 we saw massive change in the speed, creativity and magnitude of attacks — yet the industry plodded along on important issues such as timely data breach disclosures. ... Read More »