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Moody's Analytics Wins Best Credit Risk Solution ProviderWaters Magazine Readers Rank Moody’s Analytics as Best Credit Risk Solution Provider for Third Year in a Row

Moody’s Analytics, a leader in risk management solutions, today announced that the readers of Waters magazine voted the company “Best Credit Risk Solution Provider.” Moody’s Analytics received the highest percentage of the readers’ votes to win the award for the third year in a row. The recognition of Moody’s Analytics was part of the 2011 Waters Rankings, an industry-respected award where the winners are chosen by the qualified readers of Waters magazine, a financial IT publication with a circulation of more than 10,000.

To address risk management challenges, Moody’s Analytics offers unique tools and best practices for measuring and managing risk through expertise and experience in credit analysis, economic research and financial risk management. RiskOrigins™, a workflow-driven loan origination product that gives commercial lenders greater awareness and control over risk throughout the loan lifecycle, is an evolution of Moody’s Analytics market-leading technology, used by more than 900 firms worldwide. RiskOrigins™ works natively with Moody’s Analytics leading credit risk management quantitative models, including RiskCalc™ for evaluating private firm default risk, CreditEdge® for public firm default risk and CMM® (Commercial Mortgage Metrics) for income producing real estate properties.
To help companies comply with increasing regulatory requirements, such as Basel III and Solvency II, Moody’s Analytics has comprehensive regulatory capital calculation and reporting solutions which are integrated, enterprise risk management systems. Moody’s Analytics suite of products and services equips credit risk professionals with industry-leading tools for measuring risk and its client services team offers world class support, customization, implementation and advisory services.

“For the past nine years Waters magazine has turned to its expert reader base to determine which vendors lead in their respective fields for the Waters Rankings. For the third year in a row, Waters readers have selected Moody’s Analytics as the Best Credit Risk Solution Provider,” says Rob Daly, Online/US Editor of Waters.
Waters covers the practical implementation of technology in the securities industry and is relied on by financial technology professionals worldwide for focused, in-depth coverage of financial market data and technology. Each year, the readers of Waters are invited to choose the best financial IT services and solutions that help CIOs and CTOs get their job done. This year, more than 1,000 voters filled out the Waters Rankings ballots. The qualified Waters Rankings voters work in today’s leading investment firms, hedge funds and exchanges. Technology vendors and media relations firms were not allowed to vote.

“We are honored that the readers of Waters magazine have recognized Moody’s Analytics as the best credit risk solution provider for the third year in a row,” said Jodi Alperstein, Managing Director, Moody’s Analytics. “Moody’s Analytics recognizes the major emphasis the financial markets have placed on managing risk. Once a back-office function, risk management is now at the top of the business agenda as more and more companies are creating a risk management culture. Our risk management tools help financial institutions to confidently make investment decisions, and manage the overall risk in their portfolios.”

The winners of the 2011 Waters Rankings will be featured in the August 2011 edition of Waters and on the Waters web site. Waters will celebrate with the winners at an exclusive cocktail party and awards ceremony at the Empire Room in New York.