The Road to Recovery Edition  

A year through the pandemic, a vaccine-led restart offers significant confidence to global banks and financial services firms gearing for a strong rebound. Through these unprecedented times, our bespoke research, analysis and insights supported our customers to embark on transformational initiatives to accelerate growth and lay new foundations for tomorrow.

I am pleased to bring you the first edition of the Acuity corporate newsletter for 2021, in which we showcase Acuity’s bespoke solutions and technology offerings crafted to help you turbocharge your growth and transformation priorities for 2021 and beyond. This edition also focuses on a broad horizon of trends, topics, and thought leadership covering asset management, investment banking, private equity, lending, and consulting.

Thank you for your continued association. I hope you, your family, and your colleagues remain safe.

Gyanendra N Pati, Director, Global Head of Marketing

  Acuity’s proprietary consultant database tool – EDGE – was awarded the “Best New Product – Back/Middle Office” in the Fund Intelligence Operations and Services Awards of 2021.  

  Exclusive and Original Insights from Acuity  
  We feature six of our recent trending articles below.  
Accelerated adoption of emerging technologies amid the COVID-19 pandemic   Bridging the MSME finance gap through innovative lending
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Emerging technologies – including AI, RPA, cloud and 3D printing – are seeing a high rate of adoption across industries amid the pandemic.

  Banks are now adopting innovative loan collateral, robust monitoring systems and digitalised loan approval processes to capture the lucrative and untapped MSME segment.

Fintech and payments – changing landscapes   Customer analytics – a data-driven approach to reduce churn in financial institutions
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Modern fintech firms are focusing on eliminating barriers to payment and trying to woo millennials. Learn what impact this will have on investment banking.

  Learn how business teams, product managers, and marketing, customer relationship management (CRM), and other groups can implement effective retention strategies through efficient change management, KPI monitoring, and collaboration.

A review of equity-market performance in 2020   Impact of COVID-19 on African capital markets
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All key benchmark indices witnessed a bloodbath in early 2020 but rebounded dramatically. Learn how the markets reacted to most significant events in 2020.

  Learn how the volume of Sub-Saharan African debt issuance is expected to gain momentum post-2020.

  Explore how we can support you on the SPAC sponsor journey – from IPO to de-SPAC. unprecedented macroeconomic conditions.  

  Webinar on-demand  
Tailwinds for infrastructure finance under the new administration   Silver Linings Playbook for the asset management industry
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Learn how changes in financing and economic dynamics can attract public-sector entities seeking to mobilise private-sector financing, expertise and risk sharing for infrastructure programmes and projects.

  Learn how asset managers are driving asset flows and profitability amid substantial headwinds and unprecedented macroeconomic conditions.

  Trending services  
  We continue to enhance our Business Excellence and Automation Tools (BEAT) applications and managed solutions suite to help your analysts and operational teams significantly improve turnaround times, accuracy and quality.  
Access SEC filings and global financial reports   Automated private equity portfolio monitoring solution   Custom-built proprietary platform to automate consultant database (CDB) updates
A subscription-based SAS application that provides an easy way to monitor and access public company filings for the US, UK, Canada, Japan, South Korea, India, South Africa, Taiwan, Nigeria, Singapore, UAE, Australia, France and Spain.

  A fully customisable advanced managed solution for PE/VC portfolio monitoring. Achieve 30-40% cost savings and 50% shorter turnaround time for portfolio monitoring and LP reporting.

  Flexible and customisable managed solution to efficiently manage entire database upload workflow, i.e., manage raw data and update clean data in a timely and accurate manner.

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  In the news  
Interview with Robert King: 5 Things Every CEO Should Know About Navigating The World Of Finance   S&P Global: Vibrant tech hub in Southeast Asia seen as hot SPAC hunting ground in 2021   Interview with Damian Burleigh: How Businesses Pivot and Stay Relevant In The Face of Disruptive Technologies
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Compliance Week: Done right, outsourcing compliance can be rewarding   CFO DRIVE: 2021 Outlook: Why, and how, the CFO should lead ESG efforts   Portfolio Adviser: Has the MiFID II research unbundling experiment succeeded or failed?
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  Your valuable inputs will help us identify evolving industry trends, evaluate insights from you and your peers, and chart a forward-looking path for the lending practice.  


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