Who we are
Acuity Knowledge Partners is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. We support over 350 financial institutions and consulting companies through our specialist workforce of over 3,000 analysts and delivery experts across our global delivery network.
We EMPOWER our clients to drive revenues higher. We INNOVATE using our proprietary technology and automation solutions. Finally, we enable our clients to TRANSFORM their operating model and cost base.
in savings delivered
Financial services clients
Support in 20 languages
Who we serve
Our clients include leading financial institutions, asset managers, Fortune 100 corporations, mid-tier companies and boutique investment banks
How to engage with us
We understand that each client is unique and hence, we are open to different engagement models. Below are the three most frequently employed engagement models by our clients.
Dedicated Staff Model
Team is solely dedicated to the client and works as an extension of the client’s onshore team
Seamless team extension; clients with steady workflow, for provision of basic to complex support
Fosters a deep understanding of the client’s requirements and a strong relationship with the onshore team
Knowledge sharing leads to high value addition and increased efficiency
Teams are staffed in a secure single-client room
Block of Hours Model
Client purchases a block of hours that can be used any time during the month
Clients with variable workflow; support during peak cycles
Flexibility to utilize capacity at any time during the month
Teams are staffed with relevant subject-matter experts as per project requirements
The client will always have a single point of contact at Acuity Knowledge Partners
Ad-hoc Project Model
Support on a standalone project basis, with no long-term commitment
Standalone tasks and smaller engagements
Ability to staff any team size at short notice for any time period
Teams are staffed with relevant subject-matter experts as per project requirements
Full visibility of project costing
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Philip Gore-Randall Chairman
Robert King Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board
Damian Burleigh Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
Dr. Paul J. Alapat Chief Product Officer
David Fellows Chief Digital Officer
Avadhesh Dixit Chief Human Resources Officer
Philip Gore-Randall has extensive experience in large private and publicly-held international organisations. He spent the first 25 years of his career at Arthur Andersen. Besides several managing partner roles, he was elected UK Managing Partner in 1997, having previously run the UK and European Assurance and Advisory practices. In 2001, he became Managing Partner and COO for the worldwide practice, and the following year he co-led the worldwide dissolution of Arthur Andersen. He then became COO of Aon UK, following two years as CEO of its Risk Services division.
In 2007, Philip joined the Board of HBOS plc as COO, when it was one of the five major UK-based international retail banks and served in that role until it was acquired by Lloyds Banking Group in 2009. He was also the HBOS Integration Director leading up to, and after, the acquisition.
Since then, Philip has built up a portfolio of non-executive roles, which currently include serving as Chairman of three other international private-equity-backed businesses:
• Forensic Risk Alliance, a leading international forensic accounting, data analytics and e-discovery business
• Fircroft, a leading global provider of technical recruitment services
• RAK Logistics, an international logistics business
He is also:
• Director, Samena Capital, an Asia, India and MENA-focused alternative investments (principally private equity) group
Adviser to RAK Ceramics (the world’s largest ceramic tile manufacturer) and RAK Economic Zone in the UAE
His previous non-executive roles include Chairman of two international private-equity-backed businesses—ERM (a leading international environmental consulting firm) and Equiom (a multinational trust and fiduciary business); Director of esure (insurance company) and Topaz Engineering and Marine (a leading provider of offshore vessels and services to the oil and gas industry); an independent member of the International Executive of Lovells (now Hogan Lovells), the international law firm.
Philip has an MA in Geography from University College, Oxford, and is a Chartered Accountant.
Chief Executive Officer, and Member of the Board
Robert King is the Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Knowledge Partners, managing all lines of business of the global organisation. He joined the business in 2017 as CEO, and is based in our London office.
Prior to Acuity, he worked for Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) – the previous owner of the business – for 20 years, in a variety of roles. He was appointed Executive Director of Global Sales, Customer Services and Marketing in July 2013 after previously managing Moody’s Analytics Sales team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He also spent four years, based in Hong Kong, managing Moody’s Analytics Sales teams for the Asia-Pacific region. He also was Global Head of Sales for the Enterprise Risk Solutions business of Moody’s.
Before Moody’s, Robert worked in the private banking division of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. He has obtained degrees from both University College London and the University of Sussex.
Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer
Damian Burleigh is the Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Acuity Knowledge Partners, leading all sales, account management and marketing activities of the global organisation. He joined the business in 2015 and is based in our London office.
Damian has more than 25 years of financial services experience in sales, marketing and commercial product development, and experience in leading large international teams.
Prior to Acuity, he was a Managing Director at Moody’s Analytics, leading sales teams in Europe and Africa, and was instrumental in the integration of Copal Amba with Moody’s Analytics. He was also a Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s for 10 years, heading all Sales, Marketing and Client Services armed with his substantial credit, lending and risk experience. He is also experienced in digital transformation, product development, M&A, integration/divestiture and joint venture set-up.
Previously, he held senior commercial roles at Thomson Financial, Financial Times Group, Barclays and Hill Samuel.
Dr. Paul J. Alapat
Chief Product Officer
Paul Alapat is the Chief Product Officer of Acuity Knowledge Partners, leading product and delivery management for the global organisation. He joined the business in 2004 and is based in our Bangalore office.
Paul has more than 25 years of experience in international capital markets on both the research and trading sides.
Prior to Acuity, he was Chief Economist Asia (ex-Japan) at Nomura International (based in Hong Kong), Regional Financial Economist at Lehman Brothers Hong Kong, and a visiting Professor of International Finance at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He holds a PhD in Financial Economics from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Chief Digital Officer
David Fellows is the Chief Digital Officer of Acuity Knowledge Partners, leading technology, innovation and digital transformation for the global organisation. He joined the business in 2017 and is based in our London office.
David has more than 20 years of experience in the technology industry.
Prior to Acuity, he worked for Moody’s Analytics for 10 years, as a Managing Director leading the development and delivery of various credit risk products, including leading the division dedicated to bank capital stress testing solutions. Before this, he worked as a consultant for Frog Design and ThoughtWorks in San Francisco, where he assisted numerous large firms with their technology transformations.
He has a background in computer and data science, and has studied contemporary leadership theory at the University of Cambridge.
Chief Human Resources Officer
Avadhesh Dixit is the Chief Human Resources Officer of Acuity Knowledge Partners and also leads the global organisation’s CSR activities. He joined the business in 2016 and is based in our Gurgaon office.
Avadhesh has 20 years of experience in human resource management at companies in the UK, Ireland, the US, and Europe.
Prior to Acuity, he was Vice President and Head of HR at GE Capital Business Process Management Services Pvt Ltd and the GE Capital-State Bank of India JV. Previously, he held HR leadership roles at CMC Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.
He holds an MBA in Human Resources from Delhi School of Economics of the University of Delhi, with a graduate degree in Economics. He is certified as a Global Professional in Human Resources (GPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), USA, and is a regular speaker at Indian national HR and CSR conferences.
Giving back to society
Corporate social responsibility has been a part of our approach to doing business for many years. We actively support activities for social empowerment, inclusive development and environmental sustainability.
Each year, we expand and incorporate projects that support many areas in need of social intervention. Here, we have shared some of the projects we are involved with and our journey so far in the CSR domain.