Anne Van Praagh is Managing Director and Head of Moody’s Credit Strategy &Research. In this capacity Anne leads a team that defines and develops macroeconomic views and provides strategic insights on emerging risk trends and credit developments. The team produces a quarterly macro forecast report as well as regional and global cross sector and thematic research on key credit themes such as growth and productivity, monetary and fiscal policy, political risks, trade, climate change, technology, and infrastructure.
Prior to her current role, Anne was Managing Director in Moody’s Sovereign Risk Group from August 2014 to July 2016, leading teams in the Americas, Asia Pacific and Middle East regions, with responsibility for ratings on roughly 90 countries and multilateral development banks.
Until August 2014, Anne was Chief Credit Officer for Public Sector Ratings,responsible for the ratings performance and consistency of Moody’s credit standards and methodologies across the global sovereign, sub-sovereign and US public finance franchises.
Anne re-joined Moody’s in June 2009 following three years at Morgan Stanley. There she worked as an investment banker on 30 senior managed financings in transportation and infrastructure. During the preceding eight years, Anne worked on a variety of Moody’s rating teams within the US Public Finance Group, including in the US states and infrastructure ratings team.
Anne has also worked for the US Federal Government, both at the Office of Management and Budget and at the Department of Defense. She has a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor’s degree from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.