Macroeconomic research support for a global investment bank

  • $160k

    annualized cost savings

  • 11+

    years of association

  • 1,000+

    ad hoc tasks handled

  • 50-60%

    reduction in turnaround time

  • A UK-headquartered bulge-bracket investment bank with a global presence chose Acuity to provide macroeconomic research support through a dedicated and pooled model structure
  • Acuity started the engagement with an economist, data specialist and a supervisor
  • Developed an automated system for extracting data from various web-based and vendor sources and processing, validating, and loading the data into a centralised repository
  • Demonstrated efficient management and complete ownership of work, including sensitivity and responsiveness, timeliness, and accuracy
  • Data monitoring and management
    • Market wrap-ups and news trackers
    • Global economic calendars
    • Surveys and consensus forecasts
    • Data integration, ETL, data quality, and master data management
  • Modeling and analytics
    • Economic variables forecast
    • Model maintenance
  • Value-added services
    • Technology: Enterprise applications, data engineering, process automation
    • Data science: Acquisition and analysis of structured and unstructured data sets, bespoke Business Intelligence solutions
  • Interpretation and reporting
    • Thematic reports and research papers
    • Market outlook and country reports
    • Data interpretation and daily/weekly commentaries
    • Dashboards and marketing presentations


  • A scalable and flexible automation solution was provided to handle dynamic and new requests
  • Quick response ensured on-time publications
  • High-quality output driven by subject matter expertise, automation tools, and a rigorous quality check process prompted the client to add more regions and asset classes. As a result, the team size doubled within a year
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