A new partnership between Societe Generale and Smartkarma, a curated online platform for Asian-focused investment insights, will see the former provide the latter’s clients with access to new equity research based on demand-driven and customized content.
In a release Societe Generale said it is the first global bank to partner with a fin-tech company to provide equity research which is compliant with evolving research unbundling requirements including MiFID II.
The Smartkarma platform offers access to more than 100 investment insight firms and roughly 400 analysts.
Their analyst community collectively have written on more than 1,600 companies across 15 Asian markets, covering topics including frontier markets, small and mid-caps, and IPO analyses.
“In a short span, Smartkarma has emerged as the industry-leading model for research creation, distribution and monetization,” Smartkarma cofounder and CEO Raqhav Kapoor said.
“We are committed to brining unbeatable efficiency and unprecedented transparency to the market while promoting revolutionary economics and seamless access.
“Over the coming months we will work together to help clients optimize research budgets and meet evolving regulatory requirements without any need to modify workflow or add to administrative overheads.”