Andrew Blease is an Associate Managing Director in Moody’s EMEA Infrastructure
team, based in London, and responsible for a team of analysts covering transport
infrastructure across EMEA and utilities in central and eastern Europe.
Over the course of a long career at Moody’s, Andrew has acted as lead analyst for
a broad range of infrastructure and project finance issuers. He has followed the
transport infrastructure sector since joining Moody’s in 2000, and has been
instrumental in the development of Moody’s rating methodologies, having
authored the first global airport methodology and co-authored the first PFI/PPP
construction period methodology. He played a key role in the development of the
EMEA Infrastructure team having been involved in the first ratings in the sector
and subsequently in building the franchise. Andrew is a frequent speaker at
conferences and other events, and has been called as an expert witness to various
Government related enquiries through the course of his Moody’s career.
Moody’s has a leading global Infrastructure Finance franchise, rating some US$2
trillion of corporate and project finance securities, representing more than 90% of
all public bonds issued globally in the sector. 140 analytical sector staff cover more
than 1,000 infrastructure issuers globally. Moody’s EMEA team of 50 specialists is
responsible for rating around 416 issuers. The rating agency covers more than
11,000 corporate issuers and 135 sovereign nations.
Prior to joining Moody’s Andrew spent his career in international banking,
predominantly at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi. Over this period he was involved in
both the advisory and debt-arranging of project finance transactions,
predominantly in the PFI and transport sectors.
Andrew studied finance at London Metropolitan University and is a member of the
chartered Institute of Bankers.