New York Times: Raynes on Moody’s

“The mistaken notion that Moody’s was a company like any other, that was very fundamental,” said Sylvain Raynes, a former Moody’s analyst who is co-founder of R&R Consulting, a firm that helps investors gauge debt risks. “It is not just a profit-maximization entity like Exxon or Microsoft. Moody’s has a duty to the American public. People trusted it.”

Gretchen Morgenson, “Debt Watchdogs: Tamed or Caught Napping?” The New York Times, December 7, 2008