BEAT Studio by Acuity Knowledge Partners recognized as Best In-house Design Studio 2023 by Design India

BANGALORE, India, 18 September 2023 – Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), a leading provider of high-value research, analytics, and business intelligence to the financial services sector, is thrilled to announce that their BEAT Design Team has been awarded Best In-house Design Studio  by Design India.

The BEAT solution comprises various capabilities namely BankerHub, BEATFlow, Illuminate, BondsHub and SustainabilityPulse. The team showcased various projects where The BEAT solutions were utilized to demonstrate the depth and breadth of the studio’s capabilities including innovative design sense, emerging tech capabilities and Design Thinking.

Our BEAT Digital Service and SaaS products augment the services we provide to our clients, improving analyst efficiency and productivity through AI and technology.

  • BankerHub:A centralised platform for multiple investment banking applications, ensuring consistent design and usability across all products, and a seamless single sign-on experience for users.

  • BondsHub:Developed a new proposition for municipal bond analysis, under lean customer development principles, utilizing customer research and best practice design principles to launch a product in less than half the time we have in the past.

  • BEATFlow:End-to-end configurable solution to support enhanced communication and work delivery between Acuity Knowledge Partners and our clients.

  • Illuminate:Developed a framework where the organization’s creative minds can contribute in business transformation, supporting through an online portal, designed and launched within two weeks.

  • SustainabilityPulse: ESG portfolio performance tracker designed and built with the customer at the heart of every decision. Multiple rounds of research and UX testing ensure the product meets the needs of our clients.

Proud to be the first financial services company to win this award since its inception in 2015, David Fellows, Chief Digital Officer, Acuity Knowledge Partners said: “Congratulations to the BEAT team on this recognition. This award highlights our unwavering commitment to delivering the best possible products to our customers and clients with exceptional design - a dedication that is now acknowledged by our industry peers as well.”

Initiated in 2015, India’s Best Design Awards (IBDA) is one of the most respected design awards, setting the benchmark for excellence across various categories such as product design, communication design, digital design, spatial design, and more. The BEAT solution’s selection as the winner underwent a rigorous jury process where experts from various fields assessed, and our solution was the best among them under India's Best In-House Studios category.

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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