Lea V. Carty joined the newly formed Kroll Digital Services in 2022, to focus on the development and commercialization of company credit-related data and analytics.
Prior to Kroll, Lea led the Investment Solutions Group at the London Stock Exchange Group, the credit decision support effort at ZAIS Group LLC, a specialist corporate credit hedge fund and CLO manager, and the Buyside Solutions Group of Bloomberg LP. While at Bloomberg, he also served as an executive director of Bloomberg Index Services, Ltd.
Prior to Bloomberg, Lea was a Managing Director in Lehman Brothers’ Research department, focused on portfolio and index analytics capabilities. Before Lehman, Lea was a Managing Director with Moody’s Investors Service where he led the quantitative bond default research effort and took a leading London-based role in the establishment of a new business unit – Moody’s Risk Management Services (later Moody’s KMV), which served as the analytic nucleus of what is now Moody’s Analytics.
Before Moody’s, Lea held positions with Bear Stearns, NY and Thomson-CGR, Paris and is currently a non-executive director of Credit Research Data Ltd in London. He holds degrees in French, Mathematics and Economics and has published research in the areas of credit risk, economic history, and credit market structure, in academic journals, professional journals, and books.