Chief Risk Officer, Moody’s Corporation; Chief Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service
Richard Cantor serves as Chief Risk Officer for Moody’s Corporation (MCO) and Chief Credit Officer for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS). Mr. Cantor was appointed Chief Risk Officer in 2009, and in this role he leads MCO’s global risk management function. As Chief Credit Officer for MIS, a position he has held since 2008, Mr. Cantor heads MIS’s Credit Strategy and Standards Group, which is responsible for the rating agency’s global credit strategy and thematic research, the quality and consistency of its ratings across regions and sectors, and the methodologies applied in the determination of ratings. Mr. Cantor was appointed by the U.S. State Department to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Business Advisory Council in 2015.
Mr. Cantor joined Moody’s in 1997 as Vice President for the Finance Guarantor Ratings Group at MIS. In 2001, he became Managing Director of MIS’s Credit Policy
Research Group. Prior to joining Moody’s, Mr. Cantor held a variety of positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, including in the Capital Markets Group and
the Discount Window, and was an adjunct professor at New York University’s and Columbia University’s business schools. He has also taught Economics at UCLA
and The Ohio State University. Mr. Cantor has published numerous articles in academic journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of International
Economics, International Economic Review, European Financial Management, Journal of International Money and Finance, Economica, Journal of Credit Risk, the Journal of
Fixed Income, and the Journal of Banking and Finance.
Mr. Cantor holds BA degrees in English and Economics from Tufts University and a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.