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Our Vision

Real-time assessment of companies, industries, and economies. Data-driven. At investors' fingertips.

Our Story

Relying too much on company guidance, Wall Street equity researchers are grossly underutilizing available fundamental data both from traditional sources and alternative sources.

We see 21st-century investment research as largely data- and AI-driven, with Nowcasting at its core.


Nowcasting can inform us with unprecedented clarity and frequency, as to the performance of companies, sectors, and economies. Continually refined with each new piece of data, Nowcasting informs investors of global conditions as it pertains to each company's performance. And helps investors manage risks and improve returns. And that is the journey we are on.

AKAnomics Inc was founded by Dr. Ajit K Agrawal, who has been a pioneer in the use of big data and Nowcasting in investment research for the last 15 years. 


Ajit is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University where he teaches “Big Data in Investment Analysis”.


Ajit led Nowcasting effort at UBS, and published frequently as a Strategist on US and EU industrial companies, and the US and China economies for 7 years. Prior to that Ajit established AlphaWise at Morgan Stanley, the first alternative data research team in the industry, and led it for 6 years, working with hedge funds and internal trading teams, while publishing research as a US economist. Prior to that, he worked at McKinsey & Company, and several technology firms.


Ajit received his PhD from Brown University, MS from Yale University, and BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India.

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Our Board

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Alok Aggarwal, PhD

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Alok has had a distinguished career in academics, as well as business. He "founded" IBM's India Research Laboratory in 1997, and “co-founded” Evalueserve,  a global research and analytics services firm in 2000, and was its chairman until 2014. He is the founder and CEO of Scry Analytics, an AI-based solutions company. He has been a pioneer in the concept of Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO), has published more than 100 research articles and has been granted 8 patents from the US Patents. 

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John P. McCormick

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John is a leader in the asset management and broader financial services industry, with a track record of building global, innovative, and high-performance organizations. As Global Group Head of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (“BAAM”), the $82 billion AUM hedge fund and asset management division of The Blackstone Group, John led BAAM to record financial results, with strong growth in revenues, distributable earnings, and fee related earnings. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2005, John was an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell and at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. John holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. from Vassar College.  

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