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Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a global one-stop shop for solutions on all major activities of market research services, offering a combination of latest technology, optimum execution techniques, robust quality, and extensive experience. We provide market research services across various industry verticals and have a scalable resource pool of domain experts.

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How we are different

Over a decade of impeccable global track record

Trusted partner of some of the largest market research firms

Expertise in industry leading tools

Uninterrupted, flexible and customized support models

Quick scalability and integration

Productivity and efficiency gains

Consultative approach

Industry leading certifications and sophisticated compliance framework

ESOMAR corporate member and adherence to its market research code

ISO 20252, 9001, 27001 certified, ensuring highest levels of data security and compliance

What we have done

Conjoint Analysis for a Dutch Brewing Company
What we are proud of

Improved customer perception

Increase in sales for client

TURF Analysis for a US FMCG Firm
What we are proud of

Successfully retained the best product attributes

Boosted client sales through new product combinations

Data Processing Support for a Telecom Firm’s Global Expansion
What we are proud of

14.1%

increase in revenue

26.2%

increase in mobile customers

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Meet our experts

Sumit Soni

Associate Director – Market Research Services

Sumit heads Market Research Services at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for managing innovation, market expansion strategy and continued enhancement of client returns. He has over 15 years of experience across multiple service lines, including consulting, market research, data analytics, strategic and business research, and financial services. He is an ESOMAR member.

Sumit Soni

Associate Director – Market Research Services

Sumit Chhabra

Senior Director – Corporate, Consulting & Private Equity Services

Sumit heads the Corporates, Consulting and Private Equity vertical at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation, business development as well as providing oversight to the delivery teams. He is also a part of governance teams for clients ensuring effective and efficient solutions for clients. He has more than 15 years of experience across diverse lines of services including Private Equity, Consulting, Market Research, Investment Banking, and Commercial Banking.

Sumit Chhabra

Senior Director – Corporate, Consulting & Private Equity Services

Anushree Kokkalera

Director, Head - Quantitative Services and Structured Finance

Anushree leads the Quantitative Services and Structured Finance practice at MA Knowledge Services. She has over 14 years of experience in capital markets and technology services for investment banks and asset managers. Anushree has a proven track record of building and leading specialist cross cultural teams with expertise in derivatives research and modeling, portfolio analytics and structured finance. She has held various roles at MA Knowledge Services including account management, technology evangelism, product and business development. Prior to joining MA Knowledge Services, she worked with TCS for more than 3 years. She holds a master’s degree in management from University of Wales, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from NMAMIT.

Vaishampayan Manu

Associate Director, Securitization

Vaishampayan Manu has over 12 years of experience in the area of securitization. At Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, he is responsible for building cross functional teams in the area of securitization and data management. Vaishampayan started his career reverse-engineering non-agency US RMBS deals for the purpose of validating Certificate Holders Statements and developed MS Excel based calculators to tie out with Note Valuation Reports for CRE CDO deals. He also created waterfall models for non-agency US CMBS deals and contributed in the development of BlackRock’s CMBS credit model. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, Vaishampayan worked with Financial Market Advisory team of BlackRock Solutions and S&P CAP IQ. He holds MBA in Finance from ICFAI Business School

Utpal Kumar Sengupta

Associate Director, Commercial Lending

Utpal has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over 10 years. He has extensive experience in investment banking, financial modeling and commercial lending research services. He is currently part of Project and Transition team. He has widespread experience in managing pilot accounts, on-boarding new clients, and ensuring knowledge transfer & transition. Along with Financial Spreading and Covenant Monitoring in SME and Large Corporate space, he also has in-depth experience in Leveraged Lending and Asset Based Lending. He is an MBA of Finance and a Bachelor of Science from Calcutta University.

Rajul Sood

Senior Director, Commercial Lending Services

Rajul has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over a decade. She has extensive experience in investment banking analytics and commercial lending research services. Rajul heads the commercial lending practice and leads teams managing end-to-end activities across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. Apart from banks, the teams she oversees also have in-depth experience in working across different lending products, processes and systems for Fortune 100 companies, SMEs and real-estate businesses. She holds a Master of Finance and Control, and a Bachelor of Commerce from Delhi University.

Subhrojyoti Mandal

Associate Director, Commercial Lending

Subhro has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services for over six years. He has 12+ years of extensive experience in credit analysis in the commercial lending, counterparty and credit research space. Subhro manages transition of new clients encompassing the credit analysis function. He has extensive work experience in banking products, process and systems across the lending value chain for global corporate and commercial banks. He holds a Master of Commerce degree from Calcutta University.

Fauzaan Farook

Assistant Director, Fund Marketing Services

Fauzaan manages multiple Fund Marketing Services teams in Colombo focusing on the Digital Marketing practice. Fauzaan has over 16 years of total experience in the software and capital markets industries. He currently manages the end to end delivery of Digital Marketing accounts at MA Knowledge Services. Fauzaan holds a Masters in Project Management specialising in Business Administration and is a PMP member, PMI, USA

Vimal Tripathi

Associate Director, Fund Marketing Services

Vimal is a fund marketing professional with over 11 years of experience in capital markets and the fund marketing industry. He is experienced in project transition, setting up and managing core functional teams supporting RFPs/RFIs, consultant databases and, preparation of marketing materials. He has worked with several asset managers at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services to streamline their processes, helping them implement industry best practices to achieve process efficiencies. Vimal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance

Narendra Babu

Associate Director, Fund Marketing Services

Narendra has been with Moody’s Analytics since 2007. He has over 10 years experience in mutual funds, ETFs reporting and derivatives trading. At Moody’s Analytics, he is responsible for project transition and setting-up high-performing teams to support client reports, factsheets, pitchbooks, performance reports, and investment writing for global asset and wealth managers. He has worked with several asset managers to streamline their processes, helping them implement industry best practices and achieve process efficiencies resulting in significant cost reduction. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics, he worked as Eurodollar trader. He holds master’s degree in management from Bangalore University.

Ramesh Punugu

Director

Ramesh has over 17 years of experience in global capital markets – research and investment banking. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, 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.

Manjunath Pola

Delivery Manager, KYC

Manjunath has over 10 years of experience in operations, KYC/AML, email surveillance and foreign exchange. He previously worked at Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters and Amicorp India Pvt. Ltd. At MA Knowledge Services, Manjunath oversees the KYC services under the compliance business unit and is responsible for transition of KYC projects for the firm’s Compliance clientele globally. Manjunath is a MBA in Finance and Marketing from Bangalore University.

Rahul Narsian

Assistant Director, Investment Compliance

 

Rahul manages the Investment Compliance division, and is responsible for expanding and stabilizing the investment compliance team and enhancing the client experience. He has 10 years of experience in asset management compliance. He previously worked with firms including AXA, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Asset Management.

Jalaj Jonker

Delivery Manager, Compliance Analytics

Jalaj heads the Compliance Analytics team, with experience in anti-money laundering, customer due diligence, and market abuse prevention. He has worked in the areas of compliance, trading surveillance, and financial crime and information security and risk analytics. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons.) degree in Electronics and Communication.

Stevi Joseph

Associate Director, Portfolio Analytics

Stevi has over 9 years of experience in portfolio analytics, quantitative analysis, portfolio optimization, portfolio allocation, statistical arbitrage modeling, multi-factor modeling, and exchange-traded funds. He is well versed in EViews, MATLAB, Origin, SAS, Adobe Photoshop, PowerDirector, Mathematica, LabVIEW, C++ and Fortran. He holds an M.Sc and B.Sc in Physics.

Priya Chakkingal

Associate Director, Head - Index Services

Priya has over 14 years of work experience, of which eleven years were in developing & maintaining fixed income benchmarks and multi-product indices. She has working knowledge of commodities, ABS, and equity indices. She holds a Master of Economics from the University of Southern California and Bachelor of Economics from the University of Mumbai.

Zohair Haiderally

Associate Director

Zohair heads Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services’ Forensic Analysis business, and is responsible for product innovation in the area of quality of earnings, corporate governance, and financial health checks. He has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance.

Shikha Singh

Shikha Singh, Global Head of Research Publishing

Shikha heads Moody’s editorial, design and publishing services, managing all client accounts in this vertical. She has 15 years of experience in financial editing. Before joining Moody’s, she worked with Goldman Sachs as a Series 16-qualified Supervisory Analyst and Editor. She also set up and managed its 10-member editorial team in Bangalore. This team serviced almost all regions – the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Australia – and supported translation from Japanese. Her previous work at JPMorgan included reviewing equity research reports, and she focused on credit and industry and company research reports during her stint at Crisil Research (an S&P company). Shikha holds an MBA in Finance.

Venkatesh VK

Associate Director, MS Office Solutions and Architecture

Venkatesh leads the Capital Markets Technology Solutions sub group under the Quantitative Services practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He primarily works with multiple clients providing support for developing automation tools/solutions aimed at enhancing productivity/efficiencies of the existing processes and to reduce the turnaround time and cost. He has over 15 years of experience in delivering solutions based on MS-Office Automations, Windows & Web Applications development and database project across multiple industries and service lines.

Pratap Singh

Associate Director, Private Equity

Pratap leads the Private Equity and Venture Capital practices at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for managing and developing client relationships and overseeing multiple accounts. He has extensive experience in managing direct investments, primary fund investments, FoFs and complex secondary transactions. Over the last 11 years, he has been involved in more than 5,000 PE direct and FoFs deals.

Sriram Kovil

Assistant Director, Derivatives

Sriram leads the Derivatives/Mathematical Modelling sub group under the Quantitative Services practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He primarily works with banks providing support for derivatives pricing/valuation, model research/enhancements, financial market risk analysis, corporate hedging solutions, and pitchbook production. He has over 8 years of experience across service lines, including derivatives modeling, model risk validation, data analytics, statistical modeling and software development.

Ramesh Tunga

Assistant Director, Data Management

Ramesh heads Data Management services at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for driving projects on data collection, cleansing, maintenance, analytics and visualization to help asset managers and banks form informed business insights. He has rich experience across different asset classes and multiple service lines, including operations, market research, data analytics, and financial services.

Sumit Soni

Associate Director – Market Research Services

Sumit heads Market Research Services at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, responsible for managing innovation, market expansion strategy and continued enhancement of client returns. He has over 15 years of experience across multiple service lines, including consulting, market research, data analytics, strategic and business research, and financial services. He is an ESOMAR member.

Prabaldeep Paul

Associate Director – Corporate and Consulting Research

Prabaldeep leads the Strategy Research and Consulting practice at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 11 years of experience working on assignments related to growth strategy formulation, go-to-market strategy, market entry and expansion (buy/build options), benchmarking, business transformation, process improvement, etc. He works closely with management, strategy, corporate development, competitive intelligence, innovation, procurement, and client teams across multiple industries.

Manish Chandna

Associate Director – Corporates and Consulting Research

Manish heads research practice for Consulting and Corporate clients at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has over 12 years of experience across variety of client engagements including consulting firms and other professional services firms. He is seasoned in on-boarding new clients and takes ownership of setting up new teams, delivery structure, value creation for clients and expanding product/regional coverage. Manish has been involved in various company level strategic initiatives.

Shubha Vishwanath

Associate Director, Macroeconomics

Shubha has over 12 years of experience in statistical data modeling, financial data analysis and analysis of data in market research. She has a strong grasp of statistical tools – SAS, R, SPSS, S-PLUS, RapidMiner and MS-Excel. She holds a Master of Science (Statistics) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science).

Pradeepa Kuppusubramanian

Associate 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 Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, 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.

Nagakumar Somasundaram

Director, Capital Markets Technology Solutions

Nagakumar currently heads the Data and Technology Solutions Group for the Capital Market Services segments. He is responsible for transformation of business process services and operations through technology

Sumit Chhabra

Senior Director – Corporate, Consulting & Private Equity Services

Sumit heads the Corporates, Consulting and Private Equity vertical at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He is responsible for strategy formulation and implementation, innovation, business development as well as providing oversight to the delivery teams. He is also a part of governance teams for clients ensuring effective and efficient solutions for clients. He has more than 15 years of experience across diverse lines of services including Private Equity, Consulting, Market Research, Investment Banking, and Commercial Banking.

Rajesh Ramachandran

Assistant Director, Central Compliance

Rajesh heads the firm’s Central Compliance Services business unit and is responsible for setting up new central compliance practices managing client relationships, and ensuring overall delivery for the firm’s compliance clientele. He has over 13 years of experience in financial services and compliance offshoring. He previously worked in the compliance function of large global banks.

Jehan Jeyaretnam

Associate Director, Head of Compliance Services

Jehan is global head of Compliance Services, serving buy- and sell-side clients. He was previously the head of global projects and transitions — equity, and led all inbound scoping requests and delivery solutions for buy- and sell-side clients. Jehan managed the setup and transition of several large engagements, including lift-and-shift of processes for clients across multiple work streams. He has over 17 years of experience in investment research and analysis, compliance, project management, audit control and systems implementation. He has led large projects and teams across multiple work streams and global locations and is a Certified Investment Advisor (Colombo Stock Exchange)

Puneet Prakash

Associate Director, Product Head, Compliance Support

Puneet is the product head of the firm’s Compliance Services business unit. He is responsible for strategizing and creating optimal solutions for the firm’s Compliance clientele, globally. He has over 14 years of experience in financial services and knowledge offshoring. He has previously worked with firms such as TCS and WNS. Puneet holds an MBA (Finance & Marketing) from the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, India

Sailaja Devireddy

Director, Fund Marketing Services

Sailaja is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has over 14 years of work experience. She specializes in the capital markets domain, including equity research, fund solutions, and funds marketing support for asset managers and ETFs. She heads the Fund Marketing Services (FMS) team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services and leads teams that provide end-to-end support to global asset managers on a variety of FMS activities.

Chamara Gunetileke, CFA

Associate Director, Head - Quant Equity Strategy

Chamara leads the Quant Equity Strategy practice at MA Knowledge Services. Additionally, he oversees projects and assignments for Quantitative Services in Colombo. Chamara has over 14 years of experience in capital market research outsourcing across equity, fixed income, and quants. 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 MA Knowledge Services, Colombo. 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 holds a bachelor’s degree in Science.

Pedro Armstrong

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

Pedro Armstrong is a Director at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services 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 Moody’s, 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.

Anushree Kokkalera

Director, Quantitative Services and Structured Finance

Anushree leads the Quantitative Services and Structured Finance practice at MA Knowledge Services. She has over 14 years of experience in capital markets and technology services for investment banks and asset managers. Anushree has a proven track record of building and leading specialist cross cultural teams with expertise in derivatives research and modeling, portfolio analytics and structured finance. She has held various roles at MA Knowledge Services including account management, technology evangelism, product and business development. Prior to joining MA Knowledge Services, she worked with TCS for more than 3 years. She holds a master’s degree in management from University of Wales, UK and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from NMAMIT.

Miriam Manrique

Director and Country Head Costa Rica

Miriam has over 15 years of experience in providing high quality sell-side and economic research. She is currently Director & country head for Costa Rica and is responsible for managing key client relationships and delivering high-quality investment research services for leading sell-side and buy-side firms. Prior to joining Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services, she worked at Banco Del Caribe in Venezuela, where she led the Strategy and Financial Planning team. She has carried out extensive consultancy work in strategy, economics, and finance in various Latin American countries including Venezuela, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. Miriam also serves as Board Director of the Costa Rican American Chamber of Commerce and is ranked among the top 100 Business Women in Latin America. She is a CFA charter holder and holds an MBA in Finance and Economics from INCAE and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in Venezuela. She also holds a certification in Business Excellence in Strategy, Innovation, and Negotiation from Columbia University.

Chanakya Dissanayake

Sr. Director/Country Head, Sri Lanka

Chanakya has been with Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services since the Colombo delivery center’s inception in 2003. He is currently the Country Head of the Sri Lanka delivery center. He was previously the Head of Strategic Initiatives, where he worked closely with the company's senior leadership team in seeking, evaluating, and overseeing the implementation of new ideas.

Anish Ailawadi

Senior Director, Investment Banking

Anish has been with Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services 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.

Adrian Wright

Senior Director, Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting Business Development

Adrian leads Business Development across Investment Banking, Private Equity and Consulting clients in EMEA. He has been with the firm for four years, prior to which he spent 13 years working for Rothschild and RBS in London and Sydney. He has a deep knowledge of financial markets, having originated and executed over USD 50bn 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.

Niladri Gangully

Director, Risk Management Services

Niladri currently heads the Risk Management Services team at Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services. He has more than 12 years of experience in roles spanning risk analytics, quantitative research, and general management.

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