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Acuity Knowledge Partners

Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services

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Acuity Knowledge Partners

We are Acuity Knowledge Partners

Bespoke research, data and analytics solutions
for financial services industry

About us
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Acuity Knowledge Partners

300+ clients. 2500+ skilled analysts

nearly 20 years of transformation experience
We are Acuity Knowledge Partners

About us
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Empower. Innovate. Transform.

Acuity Knowledge Partners is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. The company supports over 300 financial institutions and consulting companies through a team of over 2,500 subject matter experts who work as an extension of the clients’ teams based out of various global delivery centres.

We EMPOWER our clients to drive revenues higher. We INNOVATE using our proprietary technology and automation solutions. We enable our clients to TRANSFORM their operating model and cost base.

  • Over the past decade, we have saved over $ 3 Billion for our clients

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      300+

      Financial services clients

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      2,500+

      SMEs

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      24x7

      Support in 20 languages

  • Analyst training program certified by the logo

Why Acuity Knowledge Partners

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Our clients include leading financial institutions, asset managers, Fortune 100 corporations, mid-tier companies and boutique investment banks

Read what we have been up to recently

  • Asset and Private Wealth Managers
    Data Analytics for Global Top 5 Hedge Fund

    What we are proud of

    $1.2M

    in savings

    18,000

    hours of data management

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help asset and private wealth managers

    We combine in-depth capital markets expertise with strong research domain to present integrated solutions across asset classes and functions for asset managers, helping to improve investment performance, enhance client servicing, attract new client assets, and retain assets in the existing complex business environment, in addition to saving costs.

    See our services for Asset and Private Wealth Managers
  • Brokerages and Trading Firms
    Derivative Structuring for a Europe Based Investment Bank

    What we are proud of

    $350k

    in annualized cost savings

    5X

    increase in annual bespoke hedging pitches

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help brokerages and trading firms

    Brokerages and trading firms partner with Acuity Knowledge Partners to reduce cost per research output, increase operational flexibility, and improve productivity. We help to increase senior analysts’ bandwidth. By having Acuity Knowledge Partners take on 30 – 75% of their coverage initiation and maintenance-related process, in-house teams are able to spend more time with clients, generate additional new ideas, and expand coverage at a faster pace than their competitors

    See our services for Brokerages and Trading Firms
  • Commercial Banks
    US-based Commercial Bank

    What we are proud of

    $6m

    in savings

    18-20%

    more client facing time

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help commercial banks

    Our suite of solutions are designed to make material difference to banks’ abilities to originate and underwrite loans while remaining within their risk management framework. Through strategic partnerships, we help commercial banks generate operational efficiencies, support in driving revenue growth and effectively manage credit risk.

    See our services for Commercial Banks
  • Consulting and Corporate Firms
    Marketing Mix Modeling for a US-based Consumer Durables Firm

    What we are proud of

    20%

    increase in net sales opportunities

    12.7%

    improvement in incremental sales

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help consulting and corporate firms

    We design our offerings to provide support across multiple corporate divisions and help them manage change, capitalize on opportunities, improve operational efficiency, optimize costs, and increase agility and responsiveness in today’s ever-changing global business environment. We also help consulting and professional services firms to conduct proprietary and specialized research to answer questions that demonstrate the strategy element, critical problems, and conundrums faced by corporate clients for sustainable business.

    See our services for Consulting and Corporate Firms
  • Corporate and Investment Banks
    IB Analytics for a Europe Based Investment Bank

    What we are proud of

    $500m

    in cost savings since 2003

    30%

    reduction in turnaround time for standard pitch books through automation

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help corporate and investment banks

    We combine analytical rigor with process expertise, helping corporate and investment banks improve operational efficiency and grow revenue. We have over a dozen years of experience partnering with our clients to implement customized front-office solutions by leveraging industry best practices, technology automation and our global pool of subject matter experts.

    See our services for Corporate and Investment Banks
  • Market Research Firms
    Data Processing Support for a Telecom Firm’s Global Expansion

    What we are proud of

    14.1%

    increase in revenue

    26.2%

    increase in mobile customers

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help market research firms

    Acuity Knowledge Partners is a global one-stop shop for solutions for all major activities of market research services, offering a combination of latest technology, optimum execution techniques, robust quality, and extensive experience. We provide market research services across various industry verticals and have a scalable resource pool of domain experts.

    See our services for Market Research Firms
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms
    Co-investment Monitoring for a Global PE FoF Firm Headquartered in the US

    What we are proud of

    5+ years

    of partnership

    ~$2-3m

    in cost savings

    Read more about how we helped them
    How can we help private equity and venture capital firms

    We provide private equity/venture capital (PE/VC) firms the much-needed flexibility to manage highly volatile workflow on either a retainer or a project-specific basis. We work as an extended arm of our clients, and ensure that all regular and critical functions of the funds, such as opportunity screening, due diligence, periodic reporting, business development, portfolio monitoring, and whitepapers, are carried out irrespective of any spikes in investment activity.

    See our services for Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

Our domain experts frequently write about industry trends, the impact of regulatory changes and their opinions on various industry inflection points

Browse our Latest Thinking

Blog New
Impact of the China VI emissions standards on the demand side of China’s auto market

China officially implemented the China VI emissions standards (China VI) on 1 July 2019 in sev....Read More

automobile industry,Consulting,emission standards

Blog New
Smart Beta: Not too active or passive, but is it just right?

While industry flows are still shifting from active management to passive indexing solutions, ....Read More

Smart beta; marketing; investment communication

Blog New
Face off with PE co-investment

Co-investment has become a very popular alternative structure for investors seeking investment....Read More

Co-investment,Private Equity,Venture Capital

Blog New
The role of ESG criteria in evaluating creditworthiness

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria have gained the attention of financiers wo....Read More

ESG,Sustainability

Blog New
Transforming financial marketing with AI and machine learning

Where it began Over 60 years....Read More

Artificial Intelligence,Financial Marketing,Machine Learning

Insights
Annual Survey Digitization in Investment Banking 2019

....Read More

Investment Banking

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Brexit and its impact on the UK’s banking industry

The EU granted a further Brexit extension until 20 January 2020, and the UK’s lawmakers have....Read More

Brexit,UK Banking

Blog
Lending revolutionized: The advent of digital lending

Sophisticated and simple: Digital lending affords the best ....Read More

Covenant Monitoring,Digital Lending

Blog
Forensics reviews: Trying to focus on tomorrow based on what happened yesterday

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) collected a total o....Read More

Forensic Compliance,Forensic Testing

Blog
Tackling climate change – decoding strategies of oil and gas companies

Climate change is increasingly becoming the biggest challenge the world is facing today, with ....Read More

climate change,Energy and Utilities,Oil and Gas,Renewables

Blog
Essentials of electronic communications surveillance

Financial crimes and fraud are on the rise, along with advancements in technology and talk of ....Read More

Compliance,email Surveillance,Marketing Materials compliance

Whitepaper
Sustainable Finance – The new frontier for investment banking growth

....Read More

Investment Banking,Sustainable Finance

Blog
Low Interest Rates and Impact on the Swedish Housing Sector

In a first of its kind move, Dyke Bank will levy negative interest rates to mortgage lenders. ....Read More

Credit Research,Sweden housing sector

Blog
Global private equity: The good, the bad, and the way ahead

The global private equity (PE) industry has been very successful in the past five years: more ....Read More

Private Equity,Venture Capital

Blog
Data management – intrinsic to the job of a research analyst

Data is being generated faster than we can keep up withRead More

Data Management,Macroeconomic research

Blog
Diversity and inclusion: A catalyst for financial growth?

Surprisingly or not, an increasing number of studies are showing that companies with diverse w....Read More

Consulting,Diversity and Inclusion,Sustainability

Blog
The EV industry: Today’s challenges are tomorrow’s opportunities

The world, in a quest to redeem itself from its old mistakes, is pinning its hopes on electric....Read More

Electric Vehicle (EV),Energy and Utilities,Energy storage systems

Blog
Where is the venture money moving?

Global venture capital (VC) investment surged again in 2018, surpassing USD250bn for the first....Read More

Fund Management,Private Equity,Venture Capital

Blog
Trade Tensions – Economic or Just Political?

“Don’t follow the tweet” said Mark Liu of TSMC, one of the leading semiconductor company....Read More

Trade Tension

Whitepaper
CECL Regulation – Best Practices for Effective Implementation

....Read More

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We offer a variety of engagement models

Every project and every client is unique. Choose the model to suit your budget and your project specifications.