Smartkarma’s independent investment research network levels the playing field, further democratising access to high-quality investment intelligence.
SINGAPORE, 23 NOVEMBER 2021: Smartkarma, the “Spotify of Investment Research” according to Bloomberg, today announced another milestone in its worldwide technology integration with leading online trading platform Interactive Brokers.
Private investor clients of Interactive Brokers can now access quality investment research traditionally reserved for professional fund managers and firms, with Smartkarma Plus – Smartkarma’s new subscription tier for qualified individual investors. Interactive Brokers users can access Smartkarma’s real-time Insight feed by signing up for Smartkarma Plus directly through their Interactive Brokers account.
This builds upon the existing integration between Smartkarma and Interactive Brokers. The two companies previously worked together to offer an expanded range of resources to professional investors, including unbiased, independent research on listed companies, direct access to independent analysts (Insight Providers), and unique insights into under-reported, emerging markets.
The Smartkarma platform contains independent investment Insights across 16 verticals, from traditional fields like IPOs and M&A to cutting-edge sectors such as Digital Assets and Crypto. There is coverage from top analysts globally, with a strong focus on fast-growing key markets such as Asia and the US. Insight Providers on the Smartkarma network are quoted daily by major financial press including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Financial Times.
Smartkarma’s innovative model of a single transparent subscription service enables investors to be part of a worldwide network, benefiting from access to the best minds in markets and adding value to their own independent decision-making process in managing their wealth. This complements Interactive Brokers’ trade execution and clearing services for professional and private traders.
Private investors are a growing segment globally – there were 19.3 million high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) across the US, Asia, and Europe in 2020. More people decide to play an active role in managing and growing their wealth than ever before – and their impact has reverberated across the world markets in 2020 and 2021. Democratising access to high-quality market intelligence for those investors is core to Smartkarma’s mission and to this collaboration.
Interactive Brokers operates one of the largest electronic trading platforms in the US by number of daily average revenue trades. It provides its clients with trading, risk, and portfolio management tools, as well as research facilities and investment products, positioning investors to improve their returns. The company serves more than 1.5 million accounts in over 200 countries, with more than US$353 billion in client equity as of October 1.
Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma, says: “High-quality investment intelligence has long been the privilege of professional investors with millions of dollars in AUM. With Smartkarma Plus, we are levelling the playing field for individual investors by bringing them institutional-level Insight from top analysts that moves markets, at a transparent and affordable price point. This collaboration is one more step along our journey with Interactive Brokers, enabling us to further our mission of democratising access by delivering our network’s differentiated intelligence to even more investors out there.”
Yochai Korn, Global Head of Market Data and Research at Interactive Brokers, adds, “We are delighted to work with Smartkarma and offer our clients the independent, minute-by-minute Insight and analysis available on the Smartkarma platform. Our focus on price, speed, diversity of global products, and providing advanced trading tools aligns strongly with Smartkarma’s innovative digital platform and direct access to Insight Providers, helping our clients to make informed trading decisions.”
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Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that brings together independent Insight Providers, institutional investors, private accredited investors, and corporate IR professionals and management. We challenge conventions by providing differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries across the world. This includes insights on areas under-reported by mainstream market coverage, including Event-Driven, IPOs & Placements, and Small/Mid-Cap Equities, as well as a wealth of financial data and analytics provided by exchanges, banks, brokers, and more. Smartkarma’s online platform empowers asset managers and private accredited investors who want to access market-moving, differentiated intelligence; corporates who need to maximise their outreach; and analysts who wish to reach global investors with their written reports and bespoke services. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore. Learn more at www.smartkarma.com/home/private-investor-solutions