Michael West is Managing Director – Global Ratings and Research. He is responsible for the development of MIS ratings and research opinions for global fundamental and structured finance ratings groups, and the delivery of services to issuers and market participants.
Prior to this role, Michael was Managing Director – Head of Global Corporate Finance and Managing Director – Head of Global Structured Finance. He was also responsible for the research strategy for the ratings businesses. In earlier roles with Moody’s, he was Managing Director – Head of Corporate Finance for the EMEA Region and Managing Director based in Frankfurt responsible for European Corporates, including Russia and the CIS. Michael was also previously Head of the EMEA leveraged finance franchise.
Prior to Moody’s, Michael worked at Bank of America and HSBC in various credit roles. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Politics with Economics and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in the UK.