Moody's Investors Service has named Brian Clarkson as its new Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer, in charge of the global structured finance and global public finance. Also promoted to Co-Chief Operating Officer, working alongside Clarkson was Chris Mahoney, who had headed up the corporate finance, financial institutions, and sovereign risk businesses. The two will share management responsibility for Moody's research business, reporting to reporting to Ray McDaniel, president of Moody's Investors Service and COO of Moody's Corp. Clarkson joined Moody's in 1991 as a senior analyst and has been running the U.S. structured finance group since mid-2000. Group MDs Andy Silver and Noel Kirnon will jointly run the U.S. structured finance group, while Frederic Drevon, who was promoted to group MD for international structured finance, will also report to Clarkson.

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