Private Wealth Management Services

We are a leading provider of bespoke research to private wealth managers and private bankers, offering solutions across asset classes and PWM business functions

Private wealth management services

Private wealth managers (PWMs) globally face challenges such as margin pressure, operational challenges and regulatory compliance. At Acuity Knowledge Partners (Acuity), we work with PWMs as an extension of their research teams and help build their proprietary research products across equity, fixed income and credit, and funds. We also provide PWMs with integrated solutions in areas such as sales and marketing, portfolio management, compliance and credit risk analysis to improve investment performance, enhance client servicing, attract new client assets and retain assets in the current complex business environment.
We are a deep-rooted financial services franchise, with expertise in regulatory-compliant customised research. We have worked closely with PWM clients for over a decade, offering them bespoke solutions that are cost effective and boost AuM growth.

Private wealth management services – Support We Offer

How we are different

ONE-STOP SHOP FOR PWMs - We are a one-stop shop meeting the needs of PWMs. We have deep domain knowledge and experience to navigate all day-to day client requirements including research and advisory, portfolio management, marketing and reporting, digital marketing, presales and marketing, credit risk analysis and compliance support

TRUSTED BY LEADING PRIVATE BANKS - We are a leading provider of bespoke solutions to PWMs. Our “greenfield” teams help create new research platforms and differentiation, meet regulatory needs and enhance speed to market

DEEP-ROOTED PWM FRANCHISE - We have longstanding relationships with leading global PWM clients; we help them free up front-office and onshore capacity to focus on revenue growth and franchise building

TOP TALENT - Out qualified team comprises CFAs, Chartered Accountants and MBAs, enabling us to offer near-shore capabilities and multi-language support

What we have done

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Research support on non-core cross-asset research coverage list for a European PWM
What we are proud of

Enhanced research coverage with attribution to Acuity

Better leverage for onshore analysts/investment managers

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Cross-asset research solution for a European PWM
What we are proud of

USD5m

Over in savings and deadlines met seamlessly

50%

Over productivity gains; more client-facing time

Support for Consulting and Corporate Firms
Centralised marketing and digital marketing team for a boutique wealth manager
What we are proud of

43%

increase in organic growth

44%

increase in quality of leads

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Meet our experts

Priya Vaidyanathan

Associate Director, Investment Research

Priya has over 17 years of experience in equity research and financial auditing. At Acuity Knowledge Partners, she currently manages client relationship and delivery for leading private banks. She has been with the company for over 14 years and has led teams in sell-side and buy-side engagements. She previously worked at Ocwen Financial Services and as an auditor at Deloitte. Priya is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bangalore University.

Priya Vaidyanathan
Priya Vaidyanathan

Associate Director, Investment Research

Ramesh Punugu

Director

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

Director

Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian

Director, Fixed Income and Credit Research

Pradeepa has over 13 years of work experience, including 11 years in fixed income and credit research. She heads the fixed income and credit research teams across our global delivery locations. Pradeepa has extensive experience in setting up, scaling, and managing buy-side and sell-side client engagements, and working closely with clients to meet their evolving needs and exceed their expectations. Her asset class expertise includes focus on complex high-yield, distressed and defunct issuers; and US Municipals. Prior to joining Acuity Knowledge Partners, she was an associate in the audit and business advisory wing of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Pradeepa is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce.

Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian
Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian

Director, Fixed Income and Credit Research

Sailaja Devireddy

Director, Fund Marketing Services

Sailaja Devireddy has 16 years of work experience and heads the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) division at Acuity Knowledge Partners. She specializes in the capital markets domain, including equity markets, fund solutions, and fund marketing support for asset managers and ETFs. She has vast experience in transitioning and leading global teams. She is actively involved in account management, client engagement and project management of large teams that provide end-to-end support to global asset managers on a variety of FMS activities. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary

Sailaja Devireddy
Sailaja Devireddy

Director, Fund Marketing Services

Pedro Armstrong

Senior Director, Head – Commercial Banking and Asset Management Business Development

Pedro Armstrong is a 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
Pedro Armstrong

Senior Director, Head – Commercial Banking and Asset Management Business Development

Chanakya Dissanayake

Managing 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

Managing 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

Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

Marie Filotti heads APAC Business Development at Acuity Knowledge Partners and is based in Hong Kong. She joined the firm in 2018 after 13 years in Investment Banking and Capital Markets, mainly at Nomura (previously Lehman Brothers), and also worked on the corporate side, having run Investor Relations at a China-based ASX-listed gas company. She uses her experience in the industry to advise our clients on best practices in implementation of engagements across all sectors. Marie holds a BA from Yale University and a Masters in Finance from Sciences-Po Paris.

Marie Filotti
Marie Filotti

Head, APAC Business Development

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