Acuité Ratings & Research Limited


As India’s foremost credit rating and research agency, we actively pursue our goal to unlock the growth potential of financial markets and enable our clients worldwide to sharpen their insights to make informed and judicious decisions.

As a SEBI registered and RBI accredited credit rating agency, we enjoy the unique advantage of being backed by the country’s largest and most powerful public and private sector banks. We also gain from being co-promoted by Dun & Bradstreet - a global data & analytics company.

In a brief 8-year-span, from the time we commenced our bond and bank loan rating business, we have assigned more than 8,500 credit ratings to entities across multiple industries. SMERA Gradings & Ratings, our subsidiary, which morphed from an initiative of the Ministry of Finance and RBI back in 2005, has built an enviable record of conducting 50,000 ratings.

Our economic research division helmed by a dynamic and formidable team of senior financial analysts, is widely regarded for its expert views and impact analysis on significant economic developments and outlook of various sectors. Cutting-edge financial research assignments have been exclusively carried out for entities such as IDBI Bank and SIDBI.

We are here to share our expertise and maximize your business.

Why Acuité?

  • A key differentiator is our research repository on over 30 industry verticals and the Indian economy, accessible to all bankers through our "Bankers’ Connect” platform.
  • In the forefront to drive technology driven solutions such as an Industry First — QR code — for all our rating communications and a Mobile App - RatingsBuzz to access our ratings.

Who are Our Clients?

Our mix of clients comprise of large and small-sized private corporate houses; public sector giants like the Nuclear Power Corporation, and reputable names in the financial sector. They belong to diverse sectors ranging from steel, aviation, banking, telecom, IT & ITes, oil and gas and power to the hotel, retail, leather and jewellery industry and more.
Companies rated since 2012
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Our exciting journey started in 2005 with rating of bank borrowers most of whom were small and medium enterprises. At that time, credit rating was a concept known only to large issuers of capital market instruments. Since then, like a caterpillar transforms itself into a beautiful butterfly, we transformed to rate bonds, bank facilities of large corporates and issuers across industries. Along came many achievements - SEBI Registration in 2011, RBI accreditation in 2012, 50,000 ratings in 2018, 5,000 Bond and Bank Loan Ratings in 2017, launch of India's first Android and iPhone app to disseminate rating, tamper-proof QR-code-enabled rating rationales, and SMERA Terminal to name a few.

Now is the time to re-emphasize our increasing footprint across all segments of ratings through the launch of our new name - 'Acuité'.

The name has changed. The spirit of upholding highest standards of analytical rigour, continuous improvement, excellence in our processes and quest for innovation remains the same. We would like to re-emphasize that we will continue to work hard to provide independent, unbiased and timely opinion of highest standard.

Acuité means 'sharpness and clarity of thought and vision'. Let our research and ratings help you take decisions with confidence.

Sankar Chakraborti