Richard Cantor serves as Chief Credit Officer for Moody’s Corporation and Moody’s Investors Service. In this role, Dr. Cantor manages the Credit Strategy and Standards Group of Moody’s, which oversees the procedures, methodologies, models, and tools used in the determination of ratings as well as the agency’s global credit strategy, thematic research and the firm’s global risk management function.
In 2015, Dr Cantor was appointed by the U.S. State Department to serve a three-year term in the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) during which time he chaired ABAC’s Financial and Economic Working Group. In July 2019, Mr. Cantor was appointed Chair of the US Committee of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC).
Prior to Moody’s, Dr. Cantor held several positions at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and was an adjunct professor of New York University and Columbia business schools. Dr. Cantor holds a BA in English and Economics from Tufts University and a PhD in Economics from Johns Hopkins University.