Moody’s, an integrated risk assessment firm, has developed a new private credit analytical franchise within the rating agency Moody’s Investors Service (MIS).

The new analytical franchise will focus on delivering strategic insights into the rapidly growing private credit sector.

Besides, the franchise will offer transparency into the complex private credit markets and their interlinkages with broader capital markets.

Ana Arsov has been appointed as the global head of private credit and will lead the coordination of relevant research and rating initiatives across MIS.

She will also co-head the global Financial Institutions Group (FIG) along with Simon Harris.

MIS rates more than $70 trillion of debt split between its four major rating groups, namely Financial Institutions, Corporate Finance, Structured Finance, and Global Public, Project, and Infrastructure Finance.

Moody’s Investors Service president Michael West said: “The rapid growth of the private credit market in recent years has introduced new challenges and opportunities for investors, who are looking for fresh analysis from a trusted source.

“Ana’s deep experience with financial institutions will help establish a holistic approach to assessing private credit across a variety of sectors and asset classes.”

In line with the private credit analytical franchise, MIS has formed a commensurate private credit team within its relationship management unit. It will be led by Tom Lazaridis.

Based in the US, Moody’s offers data, analytical solutions and insights to help decision-makers discover opportunities as well as manage the risks of doing business with others.

The firm claims to empower organisations to make better decisions with nearly 14,500 employees in more than 40 countries.