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|Moody's Corporation was founded in 1909. The Company is a provider of credit ratings, credit, capital markets and economic related research, data and analytical tools, software solutions and related risk management services, quantitative credit risk measures, financial services training and certification services and outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. The Company operates in two segments; MIS and MA. The MIS segment consists of all credit rating activity. The MIS segment consists of four lines of business which comprises of corporate finance, structured finance, financial institutions and public, project and infrastructure finance. MIS provides ratings in more than 120 countries. Ratings are disseminated via press releases to the public through a variety of print and electronic media, including the Internet and real-time information systems widely used by securities traders and investors. The MA segment develops a range of products and services that support the risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. The MA segment, which includes all of the Company’s non-rating commercial activities, develops a range of products and services that support financial analysis and risk management activities of institutional participants in global financial markets. The MA segment consists of three lines of business – RD&A, ERS and PS. In the first quarter of 2013, a portion of a division within the PS LOB that provides solutions for structured finance securities was transferred to the RD&A LOB. Within its Research, Data and Analytics business, MA distributes research and data developed by MIS as part of its ratings process, including in-depth research on major debt issuers, industry studies, and commentary on topical credit related events and also provides economic research and credit data and analytical tools such as quantitative credit risk scores. Within its Enterprise Risk Solutions business, MA provides software solutions as well as related risk management services. Within its Professional Services business it provides outsourced research and analytical services along with financial training and certification programs. MA customers represent more than 3,900 institutions worldwide operating in approximately 120 countries. The MIS business competes with other CRAs and with investment banks and brokerage firms that offer credit opinions and research. MA competes broadly in the financial information industry against diversified competitors such as Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, S&P Capital IQ, Fitch Solutions, Dun & Bradstreet, IBM, Wolters Kluwer, Sungard, SAS, Fiserv, MSCI and Markit Group among others. MA’s main competitors within RD&A include S&P Capital IQ, CreditSights, Thomson Reuters, Intex, IHS Global Insight, BlackRock Solutions, FactSet and other providers of fixed income analytics, valuations, economic data and research. The Company and subsidiaries are subject to U.S. federal income tax as well as income tax in various state, local and foreign jurisdictions.|
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