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Moody’s Acquires Amba Investment Services
On 11th December 2013, Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced that it has acquired Amba Investment Services, a provider of investment research and quantitative analytics for global financial institutions. Amba will operate as part of Moody’s Analytics majority-owned subsidiary, Copal Partners.
The acquisition will bolster the research and analytical capabilities offered by Moody’s Analytics through Copal, creating a leading outsourcing provider for the global financial sector, including nine of the ten largest global investment banks. Moody’s acquired a majority stake in Copal in 2011.
Founded in 2003, Amba provides outsourced investment research and analytics to financial institutions, including asset managers, investment banks, broker-dealers, insurance and alternative investment firms. Amba operates service delivery centers in Costa Rica, India and Sri Lanka, as well as sales offices in major financial centers.
“Amba is highly regarded for its offerings to investment research firms and asset managers, and Copal is known for its strong services for corporate finance. Together, their scale, talent and resources offer global financial institutions a broader array of research and analytics,” said Mark Almeida, President of Moody’s Analytics.
The deal, which is not expected to have a material impact on Moody’s earnings per share, was funded from cash on hand, and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Amba expects to generate nearly $39 million of revenue in 2013.
Mayer Brown served as legal advisor to Moody’s. Amba was advised by Avendus Capital and its legal advisor was Jones Day.
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Moody’s is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) is the parent company of Moody’s Investors Service, which provides credit ratings and research covering debt instruments and securities, and Moody’s Analytics, which offers leading-edge software, advisory services and research for credit and economic analysis and financial risk management. The Corporation, which reported revenue of $2.7 billion in 2012, employs approximately 7,200 people worldwide and maintains a presence in 29 countries. Further information is available at www.moodys.com.
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Certain statements contained in this release are forward-looking statements and are based on future expectations, plans and prospects for Moody’s business and operations that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Moody’s outlook for 2013 and other forward-looking statements in this release are made as of October 25, 2013, and the Company disclaims any duty to supplement, update or revise such statements on a going-forward basis, whether as a result of subsequent developments, changed expectations or otherwise. In connection with the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, the Company is identifying certain factors that could cause actual results to differ, perhaps materially, from those indicated by these forward-looking statements. Those factors, risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the current world-wide credit market disruptions and economic slowdown, which is affecting and could continue to affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets; other matters that could affect the volume of debt and other securities issued in domestic and/or global capital markets, including credit quality concerns, changes in interest rates and other volatility in the financial markets; the uncertain effectiveness and possible collateral consequences of U.S. and foreign government initiatives to respond to the economic slowdown; concerns in the marketplace affecting our credibility or otherwise affecting market perceptions of the integrity or utility of independent agency ratings; the introduction of competing products or technologies by other companies; pricing pressure from competitors and/or customers; the impact of regulation as an NRSRO, the potential for new U.S., state and local legislation and regulations, including provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and anticipated regulations resulting from the law; the potential for increased competition and regulation in the EU and other foreign jurisdictions; exposure to litigation related to our rating opinions, as well as any other litigation to which the Company may be subject from time to time; provisions in the Dodd-Frank Act legislation modifying the pleading standards, and EU regulations modifying the liability standards, applicable to credit rating agencies in a manner adverse to rating agencies; provisions of EU regulations imposing additional procedural and substantive requirements on the pricing of services; the possible loss of key employees; failures or malfunctions of our operations and infrastructure; any vulnerabilities to cyber threats or other cybersecurity concerns; the outcome of any review by controlling tax authorities of the Company’s global tax planning initiatives; the outcome of those legacy tax matters and legal contingencies that relate to the Company, its predecessors and their affiliated companies for which Moody’s has assumed portions of the financial responsibility; the ability of the Company to successfully integrate acquired businesses; currency and foreign exchange volatility; a decline in the demand for credit risk management tools by financial institutions; and other risk factors as discussed in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 and in other filings made by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Delivery Manager, Fund Marketing Services
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Senior Associate, FMS
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Delivery Manager, Corporates and Consulting
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Associate Director, Private Equity
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Delivery Lead, Corporates & Consulting
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Delivery Manager, Survey Programming
Senior Associate, Quantitative Services
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Delivery Lead, Corporates and Consulting
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Analyst, Quantitative Services
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Senior Associate, Corporates and Consulting
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Assistant Director, Strategic & Consulting Research
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Delivery Lead, Compliance_Ops
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Assistant Director. Fund Marketing Services
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Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting Practice
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Associate, Corporate and Consulting Practice
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Assistant Director, Commercial Lending
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Senior Associate, Corporate and Consulting Practice
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Delivery Manager, Corporate & Consulting
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Delivery Lead, Compliance Ops
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Delivery Manager – Investment Compliance
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Delivery Lead, Investment Research
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Delivery Lead, Corporate and Consulting Practice
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Delivery Lead, Commercial Lending
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Associate, Fund Marketing Services
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Associate Director, Investment Research
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Delivery Manager, Investment Banking
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Assistant Director Commercial Lending
Ayoma is part of the Commercial Lending team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She has over 10 years of experience, prominently in equity and credit research. She previously worked in the Projects and Transition team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked as Trader in a local investment bank. Ayoma holds an MBA and is a Fellow Member of ACCA (UK) and an Associate Member of CIMA (UK).
Assistant Director, Quantitative Services
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Associate Director - Commercial Lending
Subhro has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over six years. He has 12+ years of extensive experience in credit analysis in the commercial lending, counterparty and credit research space. Subhro manages transition of new clients encompassing the credit analysis function. He has extensive work experience in banking products, process and systems across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Calcutta University.
Senior Vice President Investment Research
Nuwan is currently in charge of fixed income research delivery at our Colombo office. He is involved in capacity creation, driving revenue growth, profit optimization, and providing overall delivery leadership to the fixed income delivery platform in Sri Lanka. As a Senior Vice President and a member of the Colombo office’s senior management committee, he contributes to the planning and implementation of location-specific strategies and policies. Previously, at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he managed multiple teams, supporting buy- and sell-side clients in the credit and equity domains.
He supported a global investment bank by providing fixed income and credit research covering a portfolio of companies in the telecom and media sectors across key emerging and developed markets, and served the real estate finance team of a leading global investment bank, contributing extensively to modeling, valuation, and investment note writing. Nuwan is a CFA Charterholder and a CIMA Passed Finalist.
Associate Director, Investment Research
Priya Vaidyanathan has over 16 years of experience in equity research and financial auditing. She currently manages client relationship and delivery for leading private banks. She previously worked at Ocwen Financial Services and as an auditor at Deloitte. Priya Vaidyanathan is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelors degree in Commerce.
Associate, Credit Research
Jia Guo focuses on credit research delivery that helps investors better understand, estimate and benchmark the fundamental credit risk of China-listed companies at the firm’s Beijing office. He has 7 years’ experience in credit and auditing. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Jia worked at China Business Credit & Guarantee Company and KPMG China.
Jia Guo holds a Bachelor of Accounting and Finance (Honours) from Napier University in the UK.
Director - Retail & CPG Analytics, North America
Eric leads the firm’s Retail & CPG Analytics sales organization in North America. He offers 20 years of progressive experience providing leading Retailers and CPG organizations with technology solutions to drive efficiency and productivity.
Prior to his current role, Eric has served in a sales management and business development capacity for leading technology firms; including GE Capital, IBM, Siemens AG, and 3M. He currently lives and works in the Boston, Massachusetts area.
Eric earned his bachelor degree from Tufts University with a double major in Economics and Spanish.
Dr. Paul Chen
Director – Credit Risk Analytics, US
Paul has nearly 20 years of experience spanning roles across risk analytics, consulting and general management. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a SVP and Client Initiative Leader at a boutique Risk Consulting firm. In one his previous roles he lead Barclay’s Western Europe Retail Credit Risk Analytics team and was based in London. Prior to that he worked with banks such as Citi and Chase Manhattan. He has also had a short stint in Shanghai where he lead the local office of Opera Solutions (a management consulting firm).
Senior AVP, PE and Strategic Research
Rajesh is a senior member of the Private Equity and Strategic Research practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and leads strategic projects across funds and portfolio companies of PE clients.
He has over nine years of experience across sectors such as aviation, transport and logistics, consumer goods, and health and fitness; and focuses on target due diligence, industry analysis, opportunity assessment, and portfolio growth strategy.
Senior Vice President, Private Equity and Consulting
Vikas has over 14 years of experience in strategy, research and corporate treasury. He joined MA Knowledge Services in 2006 and oversees one of the largest private equity engagements in Gurgaon. He has played a key role in setting up and scaling this engagement since inception. His key focus areas include account management, client relationship and expansion within the PE firm and their portfolio companies. Prior to joining MA Knowledge Services, Vikas worked with Genpact / GE where he led a team in treasury department. He holds an account technician certificate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Vikas graduated from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He is six sigma certified from GE.
Senior AVP, Investment Research
Gaurav is part of the Investment Research / Credit Research team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for managing an investment research team for a leading asset management company.
He has nearly 10 years of experience in investment research, conducting research for asset managers/private equity firms across all stages of an investment lifecycle. In his previous stint at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he led a team serving distressed opportunity funds of a private equity firm and a team for a bulge bracket investment bank.
Gaurav is a CFA Level III candidate and holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance).
Senior Vice President, Fund Marketing Services
Vimal is a fund marketing professional with over 11 years of experience in capital markets and the fund marketing industry. He is experienced in project transition, setting up and managing core functional teams supporting preparation of investor reports, marketing materials, RFPs/RFIs, consultant databases, website content management, and MIS reporting. He has worked with several asset managers at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to streamline their processes, helping them implement industry best practices and deploy high-performing teams to achieve process efficiencies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.
Senior Associate Vice President, Index Quants
Abhishek is part of Index Quants team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He leads the team responsible for publication of strategy indices and contributes to projects related to index quants. He has over nine years of experience in Index operations, Risk Management, Equity Research and Investment Banking with more than 6 years of experience in Index operations. Abhishek holds an MBA in finance and B.Tech in Computer Science.
Senior Vice President, Index and ETF Services
Priya has over 14 years of work experience, of which twelve years were in developing and maintaining fixed income benchmarks and multi-product indices across asset classes for various clients. She has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 7 years and is responsible for managing clients in the index and ETF space. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Priya has worked with Infosys Technologies Ltd and Clearing Corporation of India. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles and Master and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Mumbai.
Vice President, Risk Management Services
Adam Grant is a VP in the Risk Management Services team, focusing on Business Development for the UK, Ireland, Nordics and Russia. Previously, he worked as a Lead Consultant at Eames Consulting Group and Huxley Banking and Financial Services, focusing on the Risk and Quantitative Analytics markets.
Delivery Manager, Private Equity & Consulting
Ambarish Srivastava is a delivery manager within Private Equity practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, and has about 13 years of experience in business research, analysis and consulting. He focuses on leading deep-dive strategic projects, due-diligence support, issue-focused trend analysis and similar assignments for our PE clients. His previous experience includes tenure with startups, Big Four and consulting organizations, where he focused on industry studies, price forecasting, company analysis, macro-economic studies, and other strategic engagements.
PE and Strategic Research
Rohit has around 10 years of experience across asset management and private equity (PE). His current role involves providing support to alternative asset management teams on salesforce and e-front maintenance, financial reporting, and investment due diligence. Rohit has extensive experience across a broad range of analyses, including financial reporting, industry reports, due diligence memorandum, fund cash flow modeling, track record creation, fund revaluation models, client pitch presentations, quarterly market overview reports, and newsletters.
Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Rohit has worked with Kotak Asset Management Company based in Delhi. He holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI), Gurgaon.
AVP, Corporate and Consulting Practice
Priyanka has nearly 10 years of experience in research and consulting, and has supported clients across sectors such as CPG, Retail, IT, and Supply Chain. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she is part of the corporate and consulting practice with focus on retail and consumer goods, where she assists clients to improve their key processes and identify new avenues for growth.
Priyanka holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Political Science from University of Delhi and a Diploma in French from Alliance Française.
Senior Vice President, Capital Markets Technology Solutions
Vikash heads product management for the BEAT (Business Excellence and Acceleration Tools) platform. He has over 15 years of experience including corporate banking and retail banking, with expertise in commercial banking (entire commercial lending life cycle), banking processes and operations, digital banking, domain consulting & business analysis, product conceptualization and management, and strategic alliances. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Vikash worked as a Principal Consultant & Banking Practice Lead at Mindtree Ltd. He also worked in various roles for HSBC, YES Bank and ICICI Bank. Vikash holds Master of Business Administration from IRMA, Anand & B.Tech. from IIT (ISM), Dhanbad.
Senior AVP, Private Equity Research
Karan is part of the Private Equity team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and is responsible for providing research and business development support to clients.
He has over 9 years of experience in account management and solutions selling in the KPO space, and has worked in different capacities in the pre-sales, sales, and operations functions over the course of his career. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Karan worked with Dun & Bradstreet as Account Manager and with another KPO in their Marketing and Sales Operations team.
Karan holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan, and has recently completed a postgraduate program in Business Analytics from Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Vice President Investment Research
Prashant is part of the Investment Research / Credit Research team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He manages an investment research team that carries out in-depth counterparty credit analysis for the risk management arm of a leading investment bank.
He has around 10 years work experience and is proficient in credit and fixed income research. He has worked on both investment-grade and high-yield credit. In his previous stint at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he led a team that performed relative value analysis of HY bonds for a leading investment bank.
Prashant holds an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Electronics). He is also a CFA charterholder.
Delivery Lead, Fund Marketing Services
Arquib is part of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division. Within the FMS team, he focuses on digital marketing implementation for clients.
He has over 3 years of experience in both digital marketing and business analysis. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was Marketing Executive and Business Analyst with a global provider of human resource solutions.
Arquib holds a Bachelor of Science (Information Systems and Business Management) and a Professional Graduate Diploma in IT.
Managing Director and Global Head of Sales and Marketing
Damian leads the sales and marketing organization at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has more than 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, and product development and is responsible for developing the sales pipeline, achieving sales targets, and building and expanding senior client relationships. Prior to his role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Damian was Senior Director of EMEA and Africa Sales. He managed a team covering key European markets, including the UK, Germany, and Italy. Prior to joining Moody’s, Damian was Managing Director – EMEA Sales, Marketing and Client Services for Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ. Earlier, he was Managing Director of S&P’s Investment Services group.
Senior Vice President
Sarath is responsible for identifying challenges and creating solutions that drive operational efficiencies, optimize costs, and build robust risk management systems for banking clients. He also works closely with the Business Development team and service line owners to drive a market-led strategy and marketing innovation at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. Sarath has over 13 years of experience in financial services and investment research.
Prior to his current role, he was involved in product management, pre-sales, and delivery. In the past, he has worked with OPI Global (now EXL) and Deloitte Consulting. Sarath holds an MBA from Cardiff University (UK) and is an Associate Company Secretary (ACS).
Manoj currently provides technical leadership across software development engagements. In addition, he provides solutions and architecture support to clients, trains and mentors employees, and sets up standards and best practices. He has over 15 years of experience in delivering enterprise scale system integrations and introducing IT strategy transformation initiatives for global clients across multiple domains.
Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as Director at WSO2 Pvt. Ltd., leading a number of client-facing assignments, architectural reviews, and product presentations. Manoj holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Information Systems).
Senior Vice President, Quantitative Services and Fund Marketing Services
Sailaja currently manages operations of the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. She is actively involved in scoping, white boarding, hiring, transition, executing pilot projects and setting up teams for new projects and clients.
Prior to her current role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she managed the operations of a 20 member team working for a Top 5 Global Asset and Wealth manager. She has over 12 years of experience in capital markets covering equity research, fund marketing, operations and credit assessment. Sailaja is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Vice President, Head of Editorial Services
Shikha has been working with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over 4 years. She works as an equity research editor and also provides training support on regulatory- and content-related issues to editorial teams. Before Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Shikha worked with Goldman Sachs (5 years) as a Supervisory Analyst and editor. She helped set up and manage their 8-member Bangalore editorial team. Before Goldman Sachs, Shikha worked with JPMorgan as an equity research editor. Shikha has also worked as an editor with Crisil Research (an S&P company) for 2 years. Shikha has a post graduate degree in finance.
Ramesh has over 17 years of experience in global capital markets – research and investment banking. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Ramesh worked with the offshore research and analytics units of Crisil and iGate, managing sell-side research and investment banking teams for global clients. He started his career as an investment banker at Ind Global Financial Trust (currently part of Ernst & Young’s corporate finance practice in India), advising companies on M&A and capital raising. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Technology.
Senior Director - Commercial Lending
Rajul has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over a decade. She has extensive experience in investment banking analytics and commercial lending research services. Rajul heads the commercial lending practice and leads teams managing end-to-end activities across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. Apart from banks, the teams she oversees also have in-depth experience in working across different lending products, processes and systems for Fortune 100 companies, SMEs and real-estate businesses. She holds a Master of Finance and Control, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University.
Dinesh has 7 years’ experience in investment research focusing on fixed income research and currently covers CEEMEA fixed income markets. He is actively involved in identifying strategic investment opportunities in the fixed income domain. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Dinesh has worked with leading investment banks including HSBC and UBS.
Dinesh holds a PGDBM in Finance and Investment Banking from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad and a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta.
Deputy Senior Associate, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services
Ashish works with the CRM and Marketing Analytics team and is engaged in articulating specific client needs, framing the approach and managing the final analytics deliverables through tools such as SPSS, SAS, WebTrends, Test and Target. He has over three years of experience in Marketing and Web Analytics with a focus on building digital engagements and helping protect clients’ online footprints. Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he was working with a global strategic and management consulting group, delivering analytical insights for the client’s products.
Senior Vice President
At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Adarsh leads the fixed income research practice for buy-side clients. He has over 9 years of experience in managing teams, clients and setting up and managing efficient research delivery processes across multiple strategies and geographies. Previously, he worked with a leading audit firm, where he was responsible for internal and tax audits.
Adarsh is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University.
Jacob heads the Business and Research Content team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over seven years of experience in setting-up and managing efficient and well-organized outsourced delivery processes for global financial and corporate clients. Based out of Our Gurgaon office, Jacob overseas research engagements across delivery centres and domains, including business research, company and sector profiling, financial media and editorial support. He previously worked with a KPO, where his responsibilities included managing market and business research engagements out of the India and Chile offices.
Jacob holds a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biotechnology. He is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt professional (received from the British Standards Institution).
Vice President, Quantitative Research
Rohan helps Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services Colombo identify technologies and involve in-system designing and implementation. He has over 9 years of experience in software development covering multiple domains with a special passion towards the capital markets domain. Previously, Rohan worked at Virtusa Pvt Ltd. and James Finlays.
Rohan holds a Master of Science in Enterprise Application Development from Sheffield Hallam University, a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Information Technology from Middlesex University and is pursuing a PhD in Information Technology at Management and Science University, Malaysia.
Director, Country Head – Costa Rica
Miriam is Country Head at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Costa Rica. She has over 11 years of experience in finance; management consulting; strategy and economic and sell-side research. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Miriam worked at Banco Del Caribe in Venezuela leading the strategy and economic research department. She has also consulted on strategy, economics and finance in Costa Rica, Venezuela and Ecuador.
Miriam is a CFA charterholder, holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from INCAE and a Bachelor of Economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela.
Senior Vice President, Business Development
Karthik manages Analytics business development and engagements at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He works with senior management executives of leading financial services and Fortune 500 companies, in providing end-to-end Analytics solutions that combine industry domain and technology expertise across data aggregation, econometric modeling, visualization, dashboard design and reporting. Karthik has over 12 years of experience providing analytics, technology and outsourcing solutions in the financial services sector.
Karthik has completed doctoral coursework in finance and econometric modelling from Michigan State University, holds an MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Country Head/ Director, Sri Lanka
Chanakya is currently responsible for all aspects of research delivery and client relationship management for engagements serviced out of the Colombo delivery centre. Chanakya also leads strategic initiatives at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, working very closely with the Senior Leadership team in seeking, evaluating, and overseeing the implementation of new ideas. He has also supervised sell-side equity sector coverage teams, credit research teams, and buy-side/hedge fund teams.
Chanakya has sector coverage experience in Financial Institutions and Telecommunications. He is a CFA charter holder, an Associate Member of CIMA (UK), and a Fellow Member of ACCA (UK).
Senior MD, Quantitative Services and Fund Marketing Services
Paul manages the Quantitative Services division at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 22 years of capital markets’ experience in both research and trading. Previously, Paul was Chief Economist Asia (ex-Japan) at Nomura, Regional Financial Economist at Lehman Brothers, and a visiting Professor of Finance at IIM, Bangalore.
Vice President, Investment Compliance
Rahul is the delivery manager for Investment Compliance division within the Compliance Services business unit. He is responsible for expanding and stabilizing the investment compliance team and enhancing client experience. He has 10 years of experience in asset management compliance. He has previously worked with firms such as AXA, Goldman Sachs & JP Morgan Asset Management. Rahul holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance and a Master of Commerce from the Gujarat University, India.
Assistant Director, Marketing & Communications
I run solutions marketing for banking, research and lending business lines. I enable the marketing of technology and automation driven initiatives to supplement the services based model.
My work provides me an opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and disruption impacting the financial services industry. I am excited about the application of emerging technology areas such as AI, ML, robotics and automation programs to fundamentally transform business models and inspire innovation across the ecosystem.
Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance Services
Puneet is the product head of the firm’s Compliance Services business unit. He is responsible for strategizing and creating optimal solutions for the firm’s Compliance clientele, globally. He has over 14 years of experience in financial services and knowledge offshoring. He has previously worked with firms such as TCS and WNS.
Puneet holds an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, India.
Manager, Data Processing
Santosh has around 12 years of experience in data cleaning, tabulation, and visualization. He has provided data support to marketing research agencies, helping them prepare key insights for business processes.
He has successfully delivered projects around diary data, pharmaceutical data, and product/concept test. He has been at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 11 years, where he is responsible for conceptualizing specific client needs and framing solutions to assist in business development efforts. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked at Annik, where he delivered tabulation projects.
Santosh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from University of Delhi and Diploma in Computers from DOEACC.
Yugal Kishore Yadav
Practice Lead - Private Equity and Venture Capital
Yugal is part of the Private Equity and Venture Capital team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for setting up, managing, and overseeing multiple accounts. Yugal is a fiction geek and enjoys following the technology startup ecosystem. He has nearly 7 years of experience in providing advisory and research services for PE / VC funds and corporates across the technology, financial services, infrastructure, and healthcare verticals.
Rahul co-manages a large private equity team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and leads strategic projects across funds and portfolio companies of the client. He has over eight years of experience, and focuses on target due diligence, industry analysis, opportunity assessment and portfolio growth strategy. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a management consultant with Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). He has over two years of consulting experience, working with clients across geographies and in multiple domains including telecom, technology, infrastructure and consumer products. His consulting engagements included commercial due diligence, long-range strategy, profitability turnaround and business process transformation.
Rahul holds an MBA in Finance from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, and a Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.
Abhijit manages the pre-sales function at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and is the acting bridge for the sales engagement team in Asset Management (Alternatives), Investment Banking, Business Research, and Analytics. He has over nine years of experience; previously, he managed the Alternative Asset Management accounts of Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for a suite of service offerings across Investment Due Diligence, Business Development, Portfolio Monitoring, and Client Reporting. As part of the operations team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked with some of the top global Private Equity Fund of Funds and Fund of Hedge Funds. Prior to working with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked as a Senior Analyst with D.E. Shaw India, where he conducted due diligence for D.E. Shaw’s successful investments in DLF, and Amar Ujala (a leading national daily). He holds a degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, and an M.B.A from I.C.F.A.I Business School, Hyderabad
Pratap Narayan Singh
Vice President, PE and Strategic research
Pratap leads the private equity and hedge fund of funds practices. He has over 10 years of experience in investment banking, advisory alternative asset management including private equity fund of funds verticals. He is responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts.
Pratap has extensive experience in alternative asset products, covering business development, investment due diligence, portfolio monitoring, co-investment valuation, revaluation, client reporting, database management processes.
Associate Vice President
Upendra is an expert in the energy sector within the corporate and strategic research practice. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he is responsible for project management and execution of projects in the power and oil and gas domains. He has over 8 years of experience in consulting and analytics. His previous stints include working in an energy sector market research firm and with an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).
Upendra holds a Master of Business Administration in Power Management.
Delivery Manager, Corporate and Consulting
Karthik Seetharaman is a member of the firm’s Corporate Strategy, Research & Aviation practice. He oversees multiple client engagements in the strategy space and is the practice lead for the Aviation practice. Karthik has more than 10 years of experience across diverse fields such as research, consulting, and aviation.
Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he worked in a leading aviation consulting firm, where he largely served as a consultant for global airlines and airports and managed business relationships. He has a Master’s degree in Internal Business and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Delhi University.
Associate Vice President
Ananya is part of the firm’s Corporate Strategy, Research, and Content practice. She oversees multiple client engagements, including those within the domains of media monitoring, content creation, validation, and research. Ananya has over 8 years of experience in research and outsourcing management in diverse fields, such as strategy, business, equity, and credit research.
Prior to her role at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked at a KPO, where her responsibilities largely included supporting investment banks and managing clients and other research engagements. Ananya is a CFA charter holder (USA) and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics).
Senior Vice President, Data Analytics
Abhishek has around 12 years of analytics experience, working for clients across EMEA, APAC and Americas providing them consumer and operations analytics solutions. He has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 5 years, and is responsible for managing client projects - articulating specific client needs, ideating and framing analytics solutions, and managing the delivery team.
Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Abhishek has worked with GE, Accenture and Dunnhumby in various analytical roles. He holds a post-graduate degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.
AVP, Data Analytics
Mayank has around 6 years of experience in analytics and consulting. He has supported clients across Banking, Retail, Consulting, and Marketing Research and provided analytical insights to improve their key business processes. He has successfully delivered projects around predictive modeling using advanced statistical and machine learning techniques. He has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for 2 years and is responsible for delivering projects, conceptualizing specific client needs, ideating, and framing analytics solutions to assist in business development efforts
Prior to Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Mayank worked at TCS and Sutherland Global Services delivering analytics projects. He holds an MBA in Marketing from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.
Associate Vice President
At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Bhavna is our life sciences and healthcare expert within the corporate and strategic research practice. She is responsible for project management and execution activities for the pharmaceutical and life sciences domain. She has over nine years of experience across consulting, analytics and marketing roles. Her previous stints include a boutique life sciences consulting firm, and also large Indian and global pharmaceutical companies.
Bhavna holds a Masters in Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology.
Associate Director, Strategy Research and Consulting
Prabaldeep Paul leads the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 11 years of experience working on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion (buy/build options), benchmarking, business transformation, process improvement and related areas.
He works closely with management, strategy, corporate development, competitive intelligence, innovation, procurement, and client teams across multiple industries, with focus on logistics and procurement, CPG and retail, hi-tech and digital services, private equity, and industrial goods.
Associate Vice President, Strategy Research and Consulting
Ritobrata works in the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 8 years of experience across the corporate and development sectors. In the development sector, he has worked on providing rating, research, and consulting services to multilateral development agencies, commercial banks, and donors in the areas of credit worthiness assessments, market entry and expansion strategies, product development, and customer awareness/satisfaction studies, among others.
He currently works on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion, procurement research and benchmarking for clients across multiple industries, such as FMCG, transportation, technology, and real estate.
Assistant Director, IB
Ankit Soni has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Investment Banking (IB) vertical for over three years. He is responsible for engagement management and business development activities for investment banking clients and has been involved in transitioning and building up IB teams for clients based in the US and Europe.
Previously, Ankit was based in London, where we worked with CDC as a part of their Asia Funds team. Prior to that, he worked in Nomura’s investment banking division. He has completed his MSc in Management from Imperial College Business School, London, and his Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, India.
Assistant Director, Investment Banking
Ankit has over 12 years of experience in Consulting and Research. At Moody’s, he has led sector and product-specialist pilot teams in Renewable Energy and Environmental Finance, Syndicated Loans - Capital Markets, Strategy, Corporate Development and M&A Coverage. With McKinsey and Ernst & Young, he has worked on client engagements related to market entry strategy and competitive positioning.
Ankit holds an MBA with a dual specialization in Finance and Marketing from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management and earned his B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University.
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