An Overview of City & County Methodology and Its Impact on Ratings

A discussion of Moody's new rating methodology for US cities and counties

Moody's released a new methodology for assigning ratings to  US cities and counties. Analysts will discuss the main changes and updates, the analytic reasoning behind them, and what they mean for ratings.

  • Overview of the new methodology, including issuer and debt instrument ratings
  • Analytical factors and considerations used to arrive at issuer ratings
  • Debt instrument ratings and how we will assign them relative to the issuer rating
  • Ratings placed on review for upgrade or downgrade and plans to resolve
  • How market participants can obtain further information
  • Speakers keyboard_arrow_down
    Naomi Richman Senior Vice President, US Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Rachel Cortez Associate Managing Director, US Public Finance Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Thomas Aaron Vice President - Senior Credit Officer Moody's Investors Service Bio
    Sarah Jensen Vice President - Senior Analyst Moody's Investors Service Bio
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