BiographyHenry Shilling recently launched sustainableinvest.com, an early stage website devoted to independent sustainable research and analysis intended to assist interested investors achieve positive societal outcomes with their investments while at the same time realizing market-based financial results.
During the last four years while employed at Moody’s Investors Service and continuing to June 30, 2017, Henry initiated, led and coordinated Moody’s worldwide efforts to bolster the rating agency’s research activities and marketplace engagement within the broad environmental, social and governance (ESG) sphere. In this connection, he spearheaded Moody’s strategy to bring transparency and expand the firm’s disclosures around the topic of environmental, social and governance factors/risks and their impact on assessments of creditworthiness applicable to corporations, financial institutions, government entities, sovereign as well as local governments and agencies, and structured finance transactions. In these and other capacities over the years, Henry published research articles, was a frequent commentator, and regularly presented Moody’s views at various industry conferences.
Henry also directed Moody’s program to develop, launch and successfully implement a methodology for assessing green bonds world-wide. This new product offering included extensive research and analysis focused on the green bonds marketplace that served to reinforce the rating agency’s broader ESG agenda.
Henry has been working in the investment management industry or focused on the investment sector for about forty-five years. This interval includes stretches during which Mr. Shilling analyzed and published research on investment management firms, money market mutual funds, bonds funds and other investment vehicles.
Henry Shilling is the author of The International Guide to Securities Market Indices which was published in 1996 by International Publishing Corp., Chicago, Illinois. He is a contributor to Money Market Funds in the EU and the US, published in 2014 by Oxford University Press.
Henry earned a B.A. in economics from Lehman College, City University of New York in 1971. He lives and works in New York City.
Board Member, Fixed Income Analysts Society Inc. (FIASI)
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Sustainable investing: strategies and implementation
Credit ratings research and analysis
Securities market indexes
Mutual funds, ETFs