London and Kuala Lumpur, 18 August 2020 – Moody’s Investors Service and Islamic Finance news (IFN) are proud to announce an exclusive collaboration to provide insights and analysis for Islamic finance worldwide.
“This collaboration brings together Moody’s global Islamic finance expertise with IFN’s comprehensive and trusted coverage of Shariah compliant finance to serve a global audience,” said Monica Merli, Moody’s managing director and head of MIS Regional Management. “Moody’s content focuses on all the major developments in this fast-moving sector, providing intelligence, reports and opinions from the Middle East to Asia and beyond.”
Andrew Morgan, the managing director of REDmoney Group and publisher of IFN, said: “This collaboration complements our strategy to provide the ultimate informational experience to our readers. Together, with Moody’s expertise, our readers and clients will gain from the value-added information and services.”
IFN readers will gain access to Moody’s exclusive content covering Islamic finance, ranging from Sukuk issuance trends in GCC countries to the latest trends in Islamic banking and insurance in Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. Moody’s has decades of experience in this sector and continues to expand its coverage. Moody’s rated 114 Sukuk issuances, 20 Islamic banks, three multilateral development banks and nine Takaful operators as of the 25th June 2020.
Moody’s is a global integrated risk assessment firm that empowers organizations to make better decisions. Our data, analytical solutions and insights help decision-makers identify opportunities and manage the risks of doing business with others. We believe that greater transparency, more informed decisions and fair access to information open the door to shared progress. With over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Moody’s combines global presence with local expertise and over a century of experience in financial markets.
IFN is the leading Islamic finance news and solutions provider in the world, housing the largest pool of Islamic finance-related articles and coverage. Providing breaking news, reports and analyses through its multimedia channels, IFN covers the whole spectrum of the Shariah compliant finance industry, leveraging its unrivaled connections, team of journalists and global network of market expert correspondents. IFN has over 65,000 readers worldwide and has organized over 300 events across 35 countries.