Jim Ahern is the Managing Director of Global Ratings & Research Support. In this role, Jim oversees the delivery of high-quality analytic support and the recruitment, professional development, and early career journeys of Moody's junior analytic talent, a population of more than 500 team members distributed across 20 offices globally.
Before assuming this role in 2021, Jim served 6 years as a Managing Director of Global Structure Finance, supervising analytic teams responsible for delivering Moody's structured product securitization and covered bond ratings services, research, and market engagement.
Jim joined Moody's in 2014 after twelve years with Societe Generale, where he was the managing director and Global Head of Securitization. Jim has thirty-five years of securitization and structured product experience, twenty-seven years of international banking experience, and thirty years of experience leading teams and managing people.
Jim received his BA from Rutgers and MBA from Cornell.