Moody’s CORE
Fueling economic growth by evolving the way we engage, empower and invest in diverse businesses and underserved communities
CORE Solutions Summit
Save the Date for the third annual CORE Solutions Summit on October 30
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CORE Solutions Summit
Moody’s held our second annual CORE Solutions Summit on September 27, 2023
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Minority Depository Institutions: State of Knowledge, Sector Summary, Lending Activity, and Impact, 2010-2022
This major report published by Moody’s CORE partner the National Bankers Association utilizes Moody’s Analytics and RMS data to explore both MDIs and the communities they serve.
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Pictured: Program beneficiary Trident and CEO Eric Taylor. Moody’s pledged $5 million to the company’s American Dream Fund that invests in small, minority-owned businesses.

Moody’s CORE sits at the intersection of our business goals and values. We’ve helped address wealth gaps in underserved communities by providing support and building relationships with institutions and businesses that serve these neighborhoods.

We are looking to broaden our impact by expanding CORE under three strategic pillars: engage more diverse and underserved customers, empower them with information, and invest more capital and resources in this work.


Moody's President & Chief Executive Officer

Diverse financial institutions serve minority communities across the United States2

143 MDIs
with 1,400 branches across the US
170 CDFIs
with 1,100 branches across the US

We believe access to information helps open the door to shared progress

400+ M
companies in Moody’s private company database3
530+ M
economic, financial and demographic time series generated by Moody’s4
47+ K
credit-related research pieces published by Moody’s annually3
Bringing financial and economic opportunities to diverse businesses and underserved communities
Moody’s offers an integrated risk framework to ensure customers are considering the numerous elements of risk management – and through CORE we can provide expertise, solutions and services to help diverse and underserved customers grow and prosper. Learn more about the data, research, education and consulting we provide through CORE to help them navigate challenges and opportunities.
How can Moody’s software help improve your origination/lending process or calculation of non-financial risks?
What are the various financial and non-financial risks that may impact your business?
Are your employees up-to-date and trained on important topic areas like credit risk and cyber security?
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From local and regional economic data to payment behavior information, Moody’s provides critical decision-making data to answer questions like:
  • Where should I focus regionally to grow my business?
  • What financial and contact information is available about my potential suppliers and counterparties?
  • What industries will produce significant growth in my region in the upcoming year?
Precis® reports provide expert insight on the key drivers and trends shaping macroeconomic performance for countries/jurisdictions, global cities, and all U.S. states and metropolitan areas. Each Precis® report examines the economy's recent performance, key drivers, outlook and risks, with forecasts and charts in a concise, easy-to-use format.
  • Individual Report
  • All Reports: States
  • All Reports: Metro Areas
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Moody's is a trusted leading provider of economic and financial forecasts for the U.S. and its states, metropolitan areas, and counties. National and regional forecasts are fully transparent, documented, and backed by practices to ensure stability and consistency with the current business cycle.
  • U.S. Macro/Financial Forecast Database
  • State Forecast Database
  • Metro Area Forecast Database
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It becomes more critical every day to know your customer and industry trends. Moody’s provides a comprehensive view into credit markets, access to credit experts and their tools to answer questions like:
  • How similar is the financial profile of my counterparty to its peers or similar companies?
  • What are the credit experts’ opinions on the credit worthiness of my supplier / borrower?
  • What will be the impact of the transition to net neutrality for my counterparties?
To manage their businesses effectively, banks, investors and other professionals must account for changing economic conditions. Economic View provides a single source for analysis of 250+ global macroeconomic indicators, cyclical and structural economic developments, and financial market performance.
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Risk Assessment
Moody’s trusted insights can help decision-makers navigate global markets.
A confidential, unpublished, unmonitored, point-in-time opinion of the potential credit rating(s) of an issuer or a proposed debt issuance by an issuer contemplating such a debt issuance at some future date
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We can help answer questions like:
  • Do you have a view into how your customers view your organization in terms of the supply chain risk you present?
  • How do you assure your board, customers, shareholders and other stakeholders that you have strong cyber security performance?
  • How do you drive accountability for cyber security performance across your whole organization?
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We’re proud to bring financial opportunities to our customers and help their communities achieve growth. Learn what customers, community partners, and others are saying about CORE.

Having the right partnerships with organizations like Moody’s allows Trident to identify and invest in Main Street small businesses, where other firms may not believe opportunities exist. The result is better returns for investors, better outcomes for underserved communities, and better chances for overlooked entrepreneurs to achieve the American Dream.

Eric Taylor

Founder, CEO & CIO

Moody's empowers customers to make better, faster business decisions, and it's important we bring our insights to institutions that can empower diverse communities. I'm delighted that we're doing so through CORE.

Diya Sawhny

Managing Director-Strategy, Insurance

Nicole Elman

President & CEO

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Sources for Moody's CORE by the numbers:
1  The Macroeconomic Benefits of Racial Integration, Moody's Analytics, 06 October 2021
2  MDI and CDFI Bank Headquarters and Branches Locator, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
3  Moody's by the Numbers, Moody's / What We Do
4  Community Banks – US: Q4 2021 Quarterly Update: Solid Performance Despite Higher Expenses, Muted Loan Growth And Low Rates, Moody's Investors Service, 03 March 2022