Data Management Services

End-to-end data solutions for global capital markets, including data infrastructure, data transformation and data analysis

Overview

Global internet users and platforms are estimated to generate 175tn GB of data by 2025. While access to more datasets would result in informed decision-making, C-suite executives are often constrained by a dearth of talent, delayed insights, multiple versions of truth, decentralised data management practices and static reporting platforms.

As a trusted research and analytics partner to capital markets over two decades, Acuity offers end-to-end data solutions customised for data insights groups and investment managers at alternative investment firms and data management groups at sell-side firms. Our 215+ data analysts, engineers and scientists work with 80+ prominent global hedge funds to provide research, analytics and technology-driven data solutions.

How we are different

Domain-centric data management services
Domain-centric data management services
215+ data analysts, engineers and scientists work collaboratively with 6,000+ in-house fundamental analysts to create bespoke and contextual outcomes across asset classes
Proven framework to deliver ROI
Proven framework to deliver ROI
Meticulous scoping and solutioning process to identify key client challenges and formulate a milestone- and incremental gain-based framework with clear timelines
End-to-end data solutions
End-to-end data solutions
Ability to deliver scalable architecture and outcomes by partnering with our in-house team of 500+ technologists with proven experience in working with capital markets firms since 2003

What we have done

Data tagging and analysis focused on fundamental sub-sector equity strategy
What we are proud of

800+ merchant names tagged

Optimised and scalable solution across datasets and sectors

Enterprise-level data management powered by analytics
What we are proud of

Expertise in market data

Handled end-to-end data-pipeline transformation for more than 1,000 datasets

US asset manager: Non-linear factor modelling for systematic investment strategies
What we are proud of

10,000+

assets analysed

5+

external data pipelines built

Global asset manager (AuM: USD700bn+): Natural language processing for ESG investing
What we are proud of

 30

data fields analysed

10

alternative datasets sourced

US private credit fund: Automated and self-service analytics for enhanced portfolio insights
What we are proud of

100+

funds

6

strategies

API-based access to analyst credit research model data for advanced analytics and visualisation for top-tier European asset manager
What we are proud of

100%

Automation in the publishing of model data

Improved data quality

Risk data, application management and reporting for a consortium of 20 development banks
What we are proud of

100%

automated report generation process

40%

Reduced cost of ca.

CRO risk data, CECL, analytics and reporting for a US-based bank
What we are proud of

Offered scalable automated solutions

Centralised one data warehouse

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Cross-functional analytics center of excellence for a US-based bank
What we are proud of

200mn+

data fields analysed

8mn+

alternative datasets sourced

Centralised risk data warehouse including APIs for a bulge bracket investment bank
What we are proud of

40%

Reduced cost by

500

market indicators time series data from source providers

Enterprise Application Development And Data Management Streamlining For a US Pension Advisory Firm
What we are proud of

95%

Increased efficiency by

50%

Y/Y client growth

Meet our experts

Chamara Gunetileke, CFA

Senior Director, Specialized Solutions

Chamara Gunetileke leads the Quant Equity Strategy practice at Acuity Knowledge Partners. He has over 14 years of experience in capital market research outsourcing across the equity, fixed income, and quantitative services verticals. He currently mentors several teams on end-to-end equity strategy development, from ideation and quantitative analysis/interpretation to professional research writing. Prior to this, he handled the scoping and execution of new equity and credit businesses at the Colombo office. He has provided offshore analyst support to equity and credit teams covering North America for large sell-side firms. Chamara is a CFA Charterholder and also holds a bachelor’s degree in Science.

Chamara Gunetileke, CFA
Deepak Stephen

Director, Head of Data Science

Deepak leads Acuity Knowledge Partners’ (Acuity’s) Data Science practice, responsible for driving practice growth and ensuring service delivery governance across global clients including asset managers, hedge funds, private equity firms, investment banks, commercial banks, corporates, and consulting firms. He oversees a global team of data scientists and analysts across India, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, and the UK.

Deepak has been with Acuity for over 12 years, actively driving practice strategy, product management, solution design and implementation of research and analytical services for global buy-side and sell-side clientele. Prior to joining Acuity, Deepak worked at Genpact as a Manager with the Analytics business unit, and with RR Donnelley and Sharekhan (BNP Paribas) in their capital markets businesses.

Deepak Stephen
Pedro Armstrong

Co-Head of Business Development in North America

Pedro Armstrong is a Managing Director at Acuity Knowledge Partners and leads business development efforts in the Americas for the Corporate and Commercial Banking, Buy-side, and Sell-side segments. He is responsible for managing key client engagements and works in partnership with capital market firms to provide customized solutions across research and analytics support, origination and lending support, and marketing and compliance support. He has been with the organization for 12 years, serving in various roles across Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, and now the US. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, he was a Central Bank Regulator at the Central Bank of Barbados. Pedro, who is a British Chevening Scholar, holds a Master’s degree (honors) in Banking and International Finance from Cass Business School, City University, London.

Pedro Armstrong
Chetan Majithia

Head, North America, Business Development for Private Markets, Investment Banking and Consulting; Co-Head - Commercial Banking and Corporates

Chetan has over 20 years of experience across the financial services sector’s markets, geographies and asset classes. At Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), he spearheads Business Development for multiple strategic business units (IB, Private Markets, Consulting, Corporates, and Banking). During his almost seven years journey at Acuity, Chetan has been responsible for partnering with clients in these segments to transform and build business efficiencies through tailor-made and proprietary solutions, enabling them to save millions of dollars.

Prior to Acuity, Chetan was on the Board of Directors at CRISIL US, an S&P company, and Director and Head of Financial Research, Business Development, Americas. In his 13+ years 'journey at CRISIL, Chetan managed multiple roles, including setting up and leading the Equities practice in Indian markets, wherein he successfully launched India’s first independent equity research service provider, and setting up and heading CRISIL’s first international offshore operations in Argentina. Prior to CRISIL, Chetan worked with ING Bank and Citibank in multiple roles. He has featured consistently in media including on CNBC-TV18 and Bloomberg, and his views on Indian stock markets are covered widely by all leading financial publications.

Chetan is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (the equivalent of a CPA) with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds an MBA in Finance from NMIMS, India. He is also a Company Secretary (with a degree in Corporate Law) with the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He passed CFA Level 2 examinations.

Chetan Majithia
Balaji Ramakrishnan

Managing Director, Head of Business Development EMEA

Balaji Ramakrishnan leads Europe and Middle East business development for Acuity. Having spent his formative years in core banking technology operations, he brings a deep understanding of credit processes and the ability to make analytics-driven decisions. He works closely with senior client stakeholders as a trusted partner, shaping the business case for scaled efficiencies through centralisation, standardisation and intelligent automation within Commercial Lending and Asset Management verticals.

Balaji has established long-term partnerships with banks, asset managers and insurance firms across a number of front and middle office transformation initiatives over the past 20 years. Prior to Acuity, he worked at Accenture and Oracle, serving European financial services clients. He holds an MBA from the London Business School.

Balaji Ramakrishnan
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