Moody's Acquires Buy-Side Risk Analytics Platform RiskFirst

The deal will help Moody's expand its pension-fund footprint in the UK, and for RiskFirst to expand in the US.

Moody’s Corporation, the parent company of Moody’s Analytics and Moody’s Investors Service, has acquired RiskFirst, a UK-based risk analytics platform servicing the buy side. It is part of an effort to provide a unified risk management platform for all participants within the buy-side community, most notably, pension funds, says Andy Frepp, managing director at Moody’s Analytics.

“We understand the problems that many of these asset owners have that are very similar to insurers’ problems,” he

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