What You Should Know About Design in Finance

Acuity Knowledge Partners
2 min readOct 28, 2021


Great design makes financial content stand out. After the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) came into force, the spotlight has been on the design, publication and distribution of research. Increasing data and more data-visualisation platforms and software tools are reshaping design.

Great design is imagination and perspicacity in action. Modern tools can make presentations and publications truly interactive and dynamic.

Key Takeaways

  1. Great design can be a differentiator
  2. Modern tools can make content interactive and dynamic
  3. It makes economic sense to move design work to firms that understand both design and finance

Originally published at https://www.acuitykp.com.


Mahija Abdulkader is a senior supervisor and editor at Acuity Knowledge Partners and has been with the firm for 7 years. She manages formatting and design projects for the Research Publishing team across clients and geographies.

She has around 14 years’ experience in content management. Her prior experiences include working as an editor in a market research services company and as a lead and instructional designer for the quality and instructional services teams in an eLearning company.

Mahija holds an MA in English Language and Literature and a BA in Functional English (Journalism and Broadcasting).

Sunil George is a senior editor supporting a marquee buy-side client of Acuity Knowledge Partners. Before Acuity, Sunil was an editor at CRISIL’s (an S&P Global company) global business division for 11 years.

Early in his career, he worked in corporate communications at SBI Global Factors, the factoring subsidiary of India’s largest bank.

Sunil holds an MBA (Marketing) and an MA in English Language and Literature.



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