Data Science

Our approach

Global technology megatrends, regulatory developments, the competitive landscape and the rise of alternative data have been driving a paradigm shift in the capital markets ecosystem. Demand to find new avenues of alpha creation powered by data science techniques is at unprecedented levels. Acuity has been providing highly bespoke quantitative and technology-powered solutions to our buy-side and sell-side clients since 2005. To address growing demand in recent years, we launched a dedicated data science practice early in 2019 to provide unique and contextual insights based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML).

How we are different

Domain-centric solutions: 70+ data science professionals work closely with 1,000+ in-house fundamental analysts to create bespoke and contextual outcomes across asset classes

Meticulous scoping and solutioning process to identify key client challenges and formulate a milestone- and incremental gain-based framework with clear timelines

Ability to deliver scalable architecture and outcomes by partnering with our in-house team of 250+ technologists with proven experience in working with capital markets since 2003

What we have done

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

Our perspective on Data Science
Model Interpretability: Demystifying black-box models Blog
Model Interpretability: Demystifying black-box models

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Python toolkit for data science Blog
Python toolkit for data science

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Alternative data steadily  building momentum  in lending Insights
Alternative data steadily building momentum in lending

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Meet our experts

Deepak Stephen

Head of Data Science Operations

Deepak is the Head of Data Science Operations at Acuity, responsible for overall practice governance, business development and talent management. He has been with the firm for 9 years and has 16 years of experience in delivering cross-functional research and analytics outcomes to global buy-side and sell-side firms. Prior to joining Acuity in 2011, he worked at Genpact, RR Donnelley and Sharekhan (BNP Paribas) in their capital markets businesses. He holds an MBA in Finance from EMPI Business School, New Delhi

Deepak Stephen
Deepak Stephen

Head of Data Science Operations

Usman Ahmad

Chief Data Scientist

Usman is the Chief Data Scientist at Acuity, responsible for AI/ML strategy and implementation for key client relationships. He joined Acuity in 2018 and has over 10 years of experience in delivering analytical and risk management solutions to global capital markets participants using state-of-the-art platforms. Prior to joining Acuity, Usman worked at Lloyds Bank, Goldman Sachs and UBS in front-office and middle-office functions. He holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Imperial College London

Usman Ahmad
Usman Ahmad

Chief Data Scientist

Shubha Vishwanath

Senior Data Scientist

Shubha is a Senior Data Scientist at Acuity, responsible for leading statistical data modelling and managing key client engagements. She joined Acuity in 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in delivering quantitative research, econometric modelling, market research, and business intelligence solutions to investment banks, hedge funds and commercial banks. Prior to joining Acuity, Shubha worked at Delixus Software and Ogilvy as a statistician generating market research insights. She holds a Master’s degree in Statistics from Bangalore University

Shubha Vishwanath
Shubha Vishwanath

Senior Data Scientist

Vishwanathan Iyer

Senior Data Scientist

Vishwanathan (“Vish”) is a Senior Data Scientist at Acuity, responsible for data science engagements involving data modelling, machine learning and development of visualisation solutions. He joined Acuity in 2017 and has over 10 years of experience in quantitative modelling, model validation and sales and marketing analytics. Prior to joining Acuity, he worked at Northern Trust and Mu Sigma as a quantitative modeller supporting development and validation of credit risk and market risk models. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology (Electronics and Communications) from the National Institute of Technology, Surat

Vishwanathan Iyer
Vishwanathan Iyer

Senior Data Scientist

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