Bespoke Support for Rating Advisory Teams
The crippling effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have sent debt soaring, resulting in a record spike in credit rating downgrades. Every sector, including sovereigns, has been hit hard, and Moody’s, S&P and Fitch have recorded the maximum number of rating downgrades since the global financial crisis of 2009. As the pandemic continues to wreak havoc in the capital markets, more and more household names across sectors have either been downgraded to speculative grade from investment grade or have lost access to the primary bond markets. To improve their creditworthiness among investors assessing the primary bond issuance market, such companies are increasingly seeking help from rating advisors to develop a more compelling credit story they can present to the credit rating agencies.
A specialised solutions provider such as Acuity Knowledge Partners is the partner of choice for rating advisory teams to develop a more compelling credit story for a client and reduce the time the client spends on research-intensive, time-consuming tasks such as industry research, methodology research, financial spreading and indicative rating assessment according to the rating agency’s methodology.
Support we Offer for Ratings Advisory Teams
Automation and workflow management platforms
Automate the creation of fully formatted credential slides in any template instantly
Centralized downloads of real-time company filings on a single platform (US, UK, Canada, Japan and more)
Powerful financial data extraction and standardisation tool backed by strong artificial intelligence (AI)-/machine learning (ML)-based training algori
How we are different
COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS ACROSS RATINGS ADVISORY
We empower bankers with exhaustive research and analytics support across the ratings advisory and debt advisory services value chain
Our team of experts with strong ratings advisory background provides support by creating dynamic operating cash flow models that show indicative overall rating analysis
EXPERIENCED TEAM TO UNDERTAKE COMPLEX TASKS
Our highly experienced analysts provide support on various scenarios, including first-time ratings, rating upgrades, capital structure optimisation and debt capacity analysis
With over two decades of experience working with leading banks and advisory firms, our team can support clients in all ratings considerations to develop a compelling credit story
What we have done
Rating advisory for China-based, Greater-China-focused commercial bank
What we are proud of
Fast turnaround of Rating Advisory (RA) solutions
Developed and executed a highly efficient process meeting client deadline
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Meet our experts
Anish has been with Acuity Knowledge Partners for over 13 years and presently heads the Investment Banking vertical. He is based out of our Gurgaon office and oversees delivery teams and client engagements for various bulge-bracket banks, mid-size banks, regional banks, advisory and boutique firms across M&A, Industry Coverage, Debt Capital Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Loan Syndications and Leveraged Finance. During his tenure, he also set up a shared services center for one of his clients in India. Anish is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has done his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University.
Senior Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development
Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA and APAC. He has 20 years' experience working in the financial services industry, having spent 13 years working in Equity Capital Markets for Rothschild and RBS, before moving to Acuity Knowledge Partners in 2013. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD50bn of ECM transactions across a wide range of sectors, products and geographies. He has extensive experience working with and advising the majority of Investment Banking coverage and product groups, and leading global Private Equity firms. Adrian holds a MA (Hons Oxon) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Oxford.