Acuité Ratings & Research Limited
Erstwhile SMERA Ratings Limited

Acuité Ratings & Research Limited is a full-service Credit Rating Agency, registered with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), and accredited by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI), for Bank Loan Ratings under BASEL-II norms. Acuité employs a rich mix of MBAs, CAs, CFAs, FRMs, Economists, Statisticians, and Engineers. Acuité has its Registered Office and Head Office in Mumbai, branches in 6 cities.

We received SEBI Registration in the year 2011 and RBI Accreditation in the year 2012. Since then, we have assigned nearly 6000 credit ratings (as of May 2018) to various securities, debt instruments and bank facilities of entities spread across the country and across a wide cross section of industries. Achieving this within just 5 years of establishing the bond and bank loan rating business was possible due to support from Indian lenders and investors, who now depend on independent and unbiased opinion more than ever.

SMERA is now a separate division within Acuité. This division has completed nearly 46,000 ratings (as of May 2018) of SMEs across 300+ SME clusters across the country. SMERA was an initiative of Ministry of Finance (GOI) and Reserve Bank of India (RBI), to facilitate credit rating of bank borrowers, a majority of whom are SMEs. It may be noted that the concept of Bank Loan Rating was yet to take shape when SMERA was born (Basel II framework was announced by RBI in 2007).

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