Moody’s Investors Service Provides Thought-Leadership in Latin America

Rating agency’s trusted insights can help decision-makers navigate turmoil and market volatility.

With over a century of experience in evaluating creditworthiness and an expanding product suite, Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) is a leading global provider of credit ratings, research, and risk analysis.

A rating from Moody’s enables issuers to create timely, go-to-market debt strategies — with the ability to capture wider investor focus. It provides investors with a comprehensive view of global debt markets through the firm’s credit ratings and research.

Moody’s Investors Service

Established in Latin America in 1997, Moody’s Investors Service currently serves capital-market needs in Argentina, Brazil and Mexico with +900 rated organisations, with more than $1.6tn rated debt, some 900 publications, and 160+ employees, as at January 1st, 2023.

Moody’s public credit ratings are publicly available and cover a wide range of markets, industries, and geographies.

“Latin America’s dynamic financial markets are a priority for Moody’s as we expand our regional footprint as one of the leading international credit rating agencies in the region,” said Marina Rosemberg, Managing Director and Regional Head for Latin America. “Our knowledgeable teams strive to provide customers with the highest quality of analysis, expertise, professionalism and service.”

The company offers unique tools and best practice for measuring risk via LatAm credit analyses, offering a series of valuable assets for issuers, investors and intermediaries, including in-depth research and infographics, timely podcasts and key events across the region.

Our team of experienced analysts produces the most up-to-date publications and data updates using processes refined through over 26 years in the region.

In line with the increasing demand for independent analyses of sustainable financing frameworks, Moody’s Investors Service also offers Second Party Opinions (SPOs) of green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bonds and loans. These bring clarity to the sustainability impact of issuers’ financing frameworks and instruments and aligns them with market standards.
SPOs, available in all regions, help issuers communicate their sustainability objectives with key stakeholders, and may facilitate customers’ access to capital.

Moody’s has been recognised consistenctly as the best ratings agency in North America, Latin America, and the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa) by many award panels. Then, this year, the judging panel announced Moody’s Investors Service as a repeat winner of the 2023 award for Best Credit Risk Analysis (LatAm).

Moody’s, Marina Rosemberg

Managing Director and Regional Head for Latin America: Marina Rosemberg

“This is a clear testament to the depth of our experience, our strong leadership and our commitment to Latin America’s financial markets,” said Rosemberg. “It also recognises Moody’s Investors Service as the agency of choice for our expertise, credibility and engagement. It’s also a demonstration of our continuous collaborative effort and customer-centricity around the globe.”

The Digital Journey
Moody’s cloud-based IssuerFocus platform serves as a customisable, one-stop-shop for corporate ratings, research, and peer assessment by issuers. The user-friendly platform enables around-the-clock access, real-time updates, and tailored alert preferences. IssuerFocus is available throughout Europe, the Asia Pacific region, and the Americas.

IssuerFocus was launched in Latin America in October 2022, and is available to corporate issuers across the region. “We’re thrilled to be part of the digital transformation journey,” Rosemberg said, “and we welcome IssuerFocus in Latin America to serve our customers with this interactive digital platform.”

IssuerFocus connects issuers with the information they want — when they want it. Moody’s innovative platform presents a customised, single point-of-access — complimentary to rated corporate customers.

Since the IssuerFocus launch, Moody’s has continued to improve, upgrade and introduce features that benefit issuers. The expansion of IssuerFocus into Latin America completes the rollout to corporate issuers. It is now available across all regions.

Continued Expansion
As Latin American economies slow down after a post-pandemic rebound, global supply and demand imbalances linger, and external demand decelerates. That has been a weight on 2023’s growth prospects.

The effects of persistent inflation and higher borrowing costs will compound existing social tensions. Which sectors will fare better? Which are most at risk? What are the credit implications for the region’s sovereigns, companies, banks, and projects this year and beyond?

Running from April to November, the Inside LatAm Series 2023 provides an in-depth analysis of key credit risks facing eight local markets across Latin America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. Through a combination of in-person and virtual events, the series offers market participants an opportunity to understand the major drivers impacting credit in key sectors. It connects participants with Moody’s analyses and the views of top “market minds” on global and local credit dynamics.

Every year, more than 1,000 participants attend these events, with some 100 journalists covering the series. They generated hundreds of news stories in print and broadcast all over the region. Topics tackled in the series vary from individual sovereign prospects to industries of individual importance to each country.

More information about Moody’s Inside LatAm Series 2023:

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