Acuity Knowledge Partners wins ‘Best Supporting Institution of 2023’ at GIFA 2023

London, 20 September 2023Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), a leading provider of high-value research, analytics, and business intelligence to the financial services sector, is pleased to announce that it won the Best Supporting Institution of 2023 award at the 13th edition of the Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA).

Acuity Knowledge Partners was selected out of a competitive pool of candidates based on several factors included in the GIFA Methodology. The results were announced at King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, in the Republic of Senegal.

Damian Burleigh, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer at Acuity, said, “We are honoured to receive this award, as it is a testament to Acuity's unwavering commitment to excellence in serving the global financial services sector. Our two decades of experience, strategic investments in talent development, and innovative solutions have been instrumental in helping our clients succeed.”

“In addition to strong client retention, we continue to see strong demand for our services across the MENA financial services landscape as clients look to improve client experience and execute scaled transformation,” added Balaji Ramakrishnan, Senior Director, and Head of EMEA Sales at Acuity.

“We have partnered with our clients in supporting their front and middle office analytical needs through our strong offshore talent and at the same time bringing our technology prowess to drive the digital agenda.”

Global Islamic Finance Awards (GIFA), founded in 2011, is one of the world’s most highly coveted and respected market-led awards in the Islamic banking and finance space. The awards recognise governments, institutions and individuals who have made significant achievements in their respective fields and contribute to the sustainability of Islamic banking and finance as a viable system within the global international financial architecture.

About Acuity Knowledge Partners

Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity) is a leading provider of bespoke research, analytics and technology solutions to the financial services sector, including asset managers, corporate and investment banks, private equity and venture capital firms, hedge funds and consulting firms. Its global network of over 6,000 analysts and industry experts, combined with proprietary technology, supports more than 500 financial institutions and consulting companies to operate more efficiently and unlock their human capital, driving revenue higher and transforming operations. Acuity is headquartered in London and operates from 10 locations worldwide.

Acuity was established as a separate business from Moody’s Corporation in 2019, following its acquisition by Equistone Partners Europe (Equistone). In January 2023, funds advised by global private equity firm Permira acquired a majority stake in the business from Equistone, which remains invested as a minority shareholder.

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Stuti Das
Global Head of Communications and PR
Acuity Knowledge Partners

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