Colin Ellis

Managing Director, Credit Strategy
Moody's Ratings

Colin Ellis


Colin Ellis is Moody’s Chief Credit Officer in EMEA, and a Managing Director in the Credit Strategy team. He is also the ‘Head of UK’ for MIS, responsible for the running of Moody’s UK operations.

In his CCO role, Colin is responsible for identifying and analyzing the broad macro and credit trends, and leading and coordinating Moody’s ratings approach, across franchises in the region. He is also a member of Moody’s Macroeconomic Board, which sets the global forecasts that underpin Moody’s universe of ratings.

Colin joined Moody’s in February 2012, initially leading the work of the Macroeconomic Board and authoring the quarterly Global Macro Outlook. He subsequently worked in the Financial Institutions Group, developing quantitative forward-looking analyses, including modelling asset trends and stress testing.

Previously Colin has worked at the Bank of England, Daiwa Capital Markets and the BVCA. Colin is a Visiting Research Fellow in the economics department at Birmingham University, and has published on topics ranging from investment and pricing to private equity and data uncertainty. He is also a Fellow of the RSA.

Colin holds degrees from York University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Middlesex University. He is based in London.

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Bonds, Loans & Sukuk 24 2020