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Equity Research

Customised equity research solutions that combine fundamental research with alternate data, ESG and technology-driven insights

Equity Research Services

Our highly qualified and experienced equity research analysts work as an extension of the teams of global investment managers and research analysts. We support equity research teams in finding new investment opportunities, expanding coverage, and staying abreast of industry, regulatory and technology trends, and evolving company performance. Our teams of fundamental research and data experts provide customised equity research solutions by combining alternative data, ESG and technology expertise (e.g., our BEAT suite of tools) to provide differentiated research insights across sectors. We employ one of the largest pools of research analysts with higher professional degrees in finance (such as CFA and CPA), well supported by our Training and Knowledge Management team through a CFA Institute-accredited equity research training programme.

Equity Research support we offer

Automation and workflow management platforms

How we are different

Research pedigree – Over 90 active clients in fundamental research

Nearshore capabilities – A “follow-the-sun” model, with equity research teams in San José, Beijing, Colombo, Bangalore and Gurgaon

Automation philosophy – Combining technology and processes with people to automate time-consuming data-related tasks

Multi-language capabilities – Ability to provide equity research support in multiple languages

Scalability – 600+ fundamental research analysts and an active bench

Stronger levels of service quality – Customised solutions provided by a highly qualified and experienced talent pool supported by a strong governance mechanism

What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Equity Research for a Europe Based Investment Bank
What we are proud of

$15-18 M

annualized cost savings


technology-driven efficiencies

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Equity Research Support for a Europe Based Asset Manager
What we are proud of


models standardized and 650 results updated every quarter


industry reviews and 9 additional due diligence reports

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Research Production for a European-based Investment Bank
What we are proud of


savings in staffing costs


increase in outreach

Our perspective on Equity Research
Where are the chips? Blog
Where are the chips?

What hap..... Read More

Flexible and low-cost model for expanding research on the China market Blog
Flexible and low-cost model for expanding research on the China market

Executiv..... Read More

April 8, 2021

China , coverage , Equity

What lies ahead for gold Blog
What lies ahead for gold

Gold has had a spectacul..... Read More

December 11, 2020

Gold , inflation , Output gap

Meet our experts

Ramesh Punugu


Ramesh has over 19 years of experience in global capital markets – research and investment banking. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, Ramesh worked with the offshore research and analytics units of Crisil and iGate, managing sell-side research and investment banking teams for global clients. He started his career as an investment banker at Ind Global Financial Trust (currently part of Ernst & Young’s corporate finance practice in India), advising companies on M&A and capital raising. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Technology.

Ramesh Punugu
Ramesh Punugu


Chanakya Dissanayake

Sr. Director/Country Head, Sri Lanka

Chanakya Dissanayake leads the investment research vertical at Acuity and counts over 16 years with the firm. In addition, Chanakya manages the Colombo delivery center that provides investment research, quant – data science , commercial lending and FMS services. Investment research vertical is responsible for the buy-side, sell-side and private wealth management clientele that obtains equity and fixed income research from Acuity. Chanakya is a CFA charterholder and a fellow member of ACCA (UK) and CIMA (UK).

Chanakya Dissanayake
Chanakya Dissanayake

Sr. Director/Country Head, Sri Lanka

Balaji Ramakrishnan

EMEA Head – Banking & Asset Management

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
Balaji Ramakrishnan

EMEA Head – Banking & Asset Management


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