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Smartkarma Partners with CFA Institute to Further Democratise Access to Institutional-Quality Research

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CFA Institute members gain access to in-depth coverage and institutional-level insight across APAC markets.

 

SINGAPORE, 28 NOVEMBER 2022: Smartkarma, a leading independent investment research network, is partnering with the CFA Institute Research Foundation, a research arm of CFA Institute that provides independent, in-depth research on investment management issues, to provide CFA Institute members with access to investment insights across APAC markets.  

With this collaboration, Smartkarma joins a select group of data and intelligence providers participating in the CFA Institute Investment Data Alliance. The partnership will empower CFA Institute members with access to Smartkarma Plus, which offers institutional-level investment Insight and financial data with a focus on APAC markets. 

“We are excited to be working with CFA Institute on this partnership, which furthers our mission of democratising access to institutional-quality investment Insight, and we look forward to sharing our network with CFA Institute’s almost 200,000 members. As an innovator who champions the distribution of knowledge and intelligence, we are aligned in our goals with the CFA Institute Research Foundation, and are proud to be part of the Foundation’s Investment Data Alliance,” says Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma.

“We are pleased to be working with Smartkarma to offer access to their valuable platform. Smartkarma’s focus on APAC markets, and their unique independent research network make them a great addition to the Investment Data Alliance.” says Bud Haslett, Executive Director, at CFA Institute Research Foundation. 

Members can find in-depth, high-quality intelligence on over 6,000 Entities, covering Equities, Bonds, Macro, and Digital Assets. As part of the Smartkarma network, they also get exclusive invitations to Webinars and Online Events – all seamlessly available on desktop and mobile.

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Media Contact

Arham Jain

Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that provides differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries with a focus on the fast-evolving Asian markets. 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. In 2021, Smartkarma received the Knowledge Enterprise Award at the Singapore FinTech Festival Global FinTech Awards. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore. Learn more at smartkarma.com.

About the CFA Institute Research Foundation

The CFA Institute Research Foundation provides independent, high-quality research that helps investment management professionals effectively fulfill their duties with prudence, loyalty, and care. Research Foundation publications reflect the views of the author(s) and do not represent the official views of CFA Institute, the CFA Institute Research Foundation or the publication’s editorial staff.

About CFA Institute

CFA Institute is the global association of investment professionals that sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials. The organization is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. Our aim is to create an environment where investors’ interests come first, markets function at their best, and economies grow. There are more than 190,000 CFA® charterholders worldwide in more than 160 markets. CFA Institute has nine offices worldwide, and there are 160 local societies. For more information, visit www.cfainstitute.org or follow us on Linkedin and Twitter at @CFAInstitute.

Smartkarma Collaborates with Substantive Research to Stoke Discovery of the Best Minds in Independent Research

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Smartkarma and Substantive Research will work together to help global asset managers discover some of the best independent research providers focusing on the fragmented and rapidly changing Asian markets

 

SINGAPORE, 27 September 2022: Smartkarma, the independent investment research network, is collaborating with the research discovery and research spend analytics provider for the buy-side, Substantive Research, to fuel discovery of the best independent voices in investment research. 

The collaboration aims to serve members of the global asset management industry by complementing Substantive Research’s data-driven insights with institutional-quality research straight from Smartkarma’s extensive and curated network of independent research providers. Substantive Research clients will be able to access a wide range of in-depth intelligence and discover all-new independent research providers covering Asia. 

The Smartkarma platform contains independent investment insights across 16 verticals, from traditional finance to cutting-edge sectors such as Crypto and Digital Assets. Insight Providers on the Smartkarma network are quoted daily by major financial press including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Financial Times.

“Access to independent and differentiated Insight is increasingly important, ever more so in the volatile markets of today. We believe we share a goal with Substantive Research in making such insight available to global investors, and are hopeful that our collaboration will help investors discover the  brightest minds in independent research today,” says Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma.

“Asia’s markets are broad and fragmented, but yet, they offer boundless opportunities for global investors. Smartkarma has done an incredible job at integrating research and insight in all of these markets onto its unparalleled platform. We’re excited to be working with Smartkarma to help global investors find the best in class research, whatever their requirements,’’ says Hamish Risk, head of research discovery, at Substantive Research. 

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Media Contact

Valerie Tan

Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that provides differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries with a focus on the fast-evolving Asian markets. 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. In 2021, Smartkarma received the Knowledge Enterprise Award at the Singapore FinTech Festival Global FinTech Awards. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore. Learn more at smartkarma.com

 

About Substantive Research

Substantive Research offers independent comparison and discovery on investment research, market data and ESG pricing and products for buy side professionals. Learn more at https://substantiveresearch.com/.  

ETPrime members can now enjoy access to institutional-level investment insights on Global Markets from Smartkarma

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SINGAPORE, 7 SEPTEMBER 2022 : The Economic Times Digital (ET Digital), India’s premier digital publication for the Indian investment community and corporate executives, has entered into a strategic partnership with Smartkarma, an independent investment research network. Subscribers of ET Prime, a membership product from ET Digital, can now enjoy complete access to Smartkarma’s insightful and unbiased research on Indian and global equities. The global research strategists and analysts on Smartkarma platform will enjoy a much wider distribution on ET Digital platform, which attracts more than 60 million unique visitors every month, according to Comscore data.

Highlighting the unique value proposition of the partnership, Sanjeev Kumar, Business Head, Economic Times Digital said: “We are delighted to offer our valuable members insightful information on Asian and Global markets offered by Smartkarma. This knowledge gained from the rich data and insights by Smartkarma will help our members and investors take smart steps while investing and gain insight in the process.

This partnership seeks to solve a big problem for discerning equity investors. There is a lack of independent and insightful research advice for such investors. A significant amount of equity research is “sell-side” and comes from equity brokerage houses and for them the research is a tool to drive equity sales transactions for their outfit. Smartkarma is different because it is decentralized and offers curated research advice that is totally independent. It has more than 26,000 paying subscribers who have performed more than 400,000 research activities on the platform last year alone. Sequoia Capital and SGX are both investors in Smartkarma.

In addition to the exclusive content, ETPrime members will enjoy a 50% discount on an annual and monthly subscription for a wide range of insights on Smartkarma. The valuable insights offered by Smartkarma will provide ETPrime members a level-playing field in comparison to institutional investors by bringing independent investment insights on key markets like Asia and the US, complementing ETPrime’s premier and timely coverage. The monthly subscription, specially curated for the savvy Indian investor, will come at Rs.750 and annual at Rs.7500.

“We are privileged to be a valued partner for ET Prime. High-quality investment intelligence has long been the privilege of professional investors with millions of dollars in AUM. With Smartkarma Plus India, we are bringing ET Prime members institutional-level insights that move markets, from top global analysts, at a transparent and affordable price point. They can now benefit from access to the best minds in markets and add value to their own independent decision-making process in managing their wealth. This collaboration is one more step along Smartkarma’s journey to further our mission of democratising access to differentiated intelligence, and affirm our position as a key knowledge partner in the global investment insight ecosystem” said Raghav Kapoor, CEO and co-founder of Smartkarma.

Smartkarma subscribers get extensive access to institutional-level research on fast-growing markets like Asia and the US across 16 verticals, from differentiated fields like IPOs and M&A to rapidly-evolving sectors such as Digital Assets and Crypto. Insight Providers on the Smartkarma network are quoted daily by major financial press including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, and Financial Times. Subscribers also get platform features including portfolio tracking, financial data and news, webinars, online events, and daily briefings on major financial events.

Media Contact

Valerie Tan

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

 About ET Prime

ET Prime is the membership-based digital destination from The Economic Times Digital which covers more than 20 business verticals including Markets, Pharmaceuticals, Technology, Environment, Corporate Governance, Consumer, Telecom and OTT, Auto, Aviation, Fintech, Energy, and Infrastructure. Its long-form content bridges gaps in news flow by presenting fast, reliable, and actionable insights curated and articulated by industry experts. To sample ETPrime stories visit www.etprime.com

 About Smartkarma

Called the “Spotify of Research” by Bloomberg, 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. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore. To learn more about Smartkarma Plus India, visit www.smartkarma.com/home/plus-for-india/

Smartkarma Partners with e27 to Empower the Next Generation of Asia’s Startup and Tech Businesses

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Up-and-coming innovators will benefit from the Smartkarma network’s depth of insight and investment intelligence, and e27’s thought leadership content and ecosystem connection platform.  

SINGAPORE, 29 JULY 2022: Smartkarma, the independent investment research network, has partnered with leading Asia-focused tech ecosystem platform e27 to empower emerging and disruptive businesses across Asia-Pacific.

Smartkarma and e27 will collaborate on serving innovative businesses through the production and distribution of research-driven thought leadership services such as white papers and bespoke research projects, and marketing services such as event planning and sponsored content creation. Clients will benefit from the insights produced by Smartkarma’s pool of independent Analysts as well as e27’s considerable reach and influence in the region’s tech sector.

In addition, selected content from e27’s signature coverage of Asia’s tech business ecosystem will be available to Smartkarma users, providing deeper insights and access to business opportunities into this space for all segments of Smartkarma’s network, from institutional and private investors to corporates and research providers.

“Smartkarma champions the distribution and democratisation of knowledge, as evidenced by our numerous collaborations from large financial institutions to tech innovators worldwide. We are excited to come together with e27 to serve and give back to the region’s vibrant tech business ecosystem, out of which Smartkarma itself was born,” says Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma.

“From insightful content to facilitating business matching and access to corporate programs, e27 has continued to provide the tools and resources to stakeholders in Asia’s tech ecosystem. We look forward to working with Smartkarma in bringing our community and theirs the resources they need to build sustainable and impactful companies solving problems at scale ,” says Mohan Belani, CEO and Co-Founder of e27.

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Media contact:

Michael Tegos

Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that provides differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries across the world. 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. In 2021, Smartkarma received the Knowledge Enterprise Award at the Singapore FinTech Festival Global FinTech Awards. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore.

About e27

e27 is a platform that allows key stakeholders of Asia’s tech and startup ecosystem to connect with each other, and empower them with tools to discover and share insightful content and business-building opportunities. With over 15,000 connections made within the online platform, e27 provides entrepreneurs, startups, investors, corporates, and other tech community enablers opportunities to boost their growth with access to tools that lets them search for, discover, and connect with partners relevant to their business needs. Learn more at e27.co.

Smartkarma Partners with Caixin Global to Deliver Insights Into China’s Financial Markets

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Smartkarma clients including institutional investors, private accredited investors, and corporates will benefit from timely briefings and analysis on China’s economy, policy, and financial markets.  

SINGAPORE, 19 MAY 2022: Smartkarma has partnered with Caixin Global, a subsidiary of Caixin Media Group, to deliver insights into the Chinese financial markets for Smartkarma’s network of investors and corporates. Caixin Global serves international readers and clients of the leading independent financial media outlet.

Under the partnership with Caixin Insight, the intelligence arm of Caixin Media, Smartkarma clients can benefit from timely briefings and analysis on China’s economy, financial markets, policy changes, and industries. Clients will also be able to access reliable, targeted updates on important policy and regulatory changes, which may impact investments exposed to China.

The insights produced by Caixin Insight’s team of senior analysts include regular briefings according to the needs of specific clients as well as bespoke reports and analyst access. These services cut across Smartkarma’s customer segments and can be tailored to institutional investors, private accredited investors, and corporates.

“Smartkarma levels the playing field for all investors and market participants, and knowledge is our stock in trade. With its focus on independent news and data for business leaders, investors, and policymakers, Caixin Global is a natural partner for us as we work to democratise institutional-quality intelligence and move markets together,” said Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma.

“Caixin Insight is a strategic advisory helping clients assess policy risk and macroeconomics in China. It aims to deliver first-class services in research, data, and index, and provide first-hand China insights and front-line analysis. We look forward to working with Smartkarma to bring our best products and services to the international institutions in China investment,” Caixin Global stated.

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Media contact:

Michael Tegos

Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that provides differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries across the world. 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. In 2021, Smartkarma received the Knowledge Enterprise Award at the Singapore FinTech Festival Global FinTech Awards. Smartkarma is backed by notable investors such as Sequoia Capital, SGX, Wavemaker Partners, Jungle Ventures, and Enterprise Singapore.

About Caixin Global

Caixin Global is one of the most respected sources for macroeconomic, financial, and business news and information about China. Built on Caixin Media’s award winning journalism, Caixin Global delivers fast, reliable business and financial news about China to the world. It offers its English news via a 24/7 digital and mobile platform (caixinglobal.com), and publishes print magazine Caixin: China Economics and Finance.

Smartkarma and Interactive Brokers Work Together to Empower Private Investors with Institutional-level Insight

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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 JournalBloomberg, 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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Media contact:

Michael Tegos

Email: [email protected][email protected]

 

About Smartkarma

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

Smartkarma Partners Zilkroad to Double Down on Network Growth

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The independent investment research network is looking to capture opportunities across regions and customer segments by engaging experienced professionals with on-the-ground expertise. 

SINGAPORE, 2/11/2021: Smartkarma, an independent investment research network, has partnered with Zilkroad, a professional services firm that facilitates the advance of technology companies looking to expand their global footprint through collaboration.

Smartkarma and Zilkroad will combine their strengths in order to further expand Smartkarma’s network across the UK, EMEA, and mainland China, spanning its range of products for research providers, institutional and individual investors, and corporates.

The two companies are strategically aligned on core values of integrity, collaboration, and craftsmanship, and share a common vision of the decentralised economy and the financial tools and services of tomorrow.

Zilkroad brings to the table the deep expertise of CEO Daniel Shek and Managing Director Kevin Bilsby. Kevin has had an illustrious career on the sell-side, running APAC sales trading teams for Morgan Stanley and BNP Paribas, as well as a stint on the buy-side. While heading regional sales for a privately-owned Fintech in Singapore, he met Daniel, who is the co-chair of FIX Trading Community in Asia, and has worked in various capacities across product and business development in the region.

Smartkarma - Zilkroad Collaboration

As Smartkarma continues its mission of democratising finance and access to high-quality investment intelligence, it will keep pursuing collaborations with local and regional players such as South Korean financial information platform FnGuide and leading Malaysian financial services group Maybank, to support its network expansion across all stakeholders of the investing cycle.

Smartkarma leverages its strength in covering Asian capital markets at a time when Asia increasingly demands the attention of global investors and companies. Hong Kong is looking at a stronger-than-ever IPO pipeline following regulatory developments in China, while India’s equity market has surged to US$3.46 trillion, inching closer to the UK’s at US$3.59 trillion

“We are excited to be partnering with Zilkroad as we double down on our expansion across markets and customer segments. This is another step towards building a true decentralised network for the investment professionals of tomorrow, as we continue to support the growing capabilities of our insight providers,” says Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma.

“China’s early economic recovery from the pandemic fueled rallies in stocks and commodities. It is an exciting time to be partnering with Smartkarma to bring their best-in-class, independent research to the trading community in China,” says Daniel Shek, CEO & Founder of Zilkroad.

“We are delighted to partner with Smartkarma and to align our strategy with the best differentiated independent research providers in the Asia-Pacific region. It will bring extraordinary opportunities for our clients and prospects, and will help Raghav and his team grow their global footprint across the financial services community,” adds Kevin Bilsby, Managing Director, Zilkroad.

 

About Smartkarma

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 new and innovative asset classes such as Crypto and Digital Assets. 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 https://www.smartkarma.com

 

About Zilkroad

The Silk Road was an ancient trade route that linked the Western world with the Middle East and Asia. It was a major conduit for trade between the Roman Empire and China and later between medieval European kingdoms and China. Zilkroad was born to facilitate the advance of technology solutions between the East and West, during a time of significant focus on costs, performance, efficiency and regulation. Our mission is to build long-term partnerships with FinTech companies who are looking to expand their global footprint through collaboration. Find out more at https://www.zilkroad.consulting

Maybank Kim Eng Singapore is the First Broker to Partner Smartkarma for Private Investor Solutions

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SINGAPORE, 3 JUNE 2021: Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd (“Maybank Kim Eng Singapore”) is the first broker in Singapore to partner with Smartkarma to make its Private Investor Solutions available to Maybank Kim Eng Singapore’s qualified clients. Under this partnership, Maybank Kim Eng Singapore’s clients and trading representatives can access institutional-level investment insight on Smartkarma’s innovative online network, where they will find a unique range of actionable ideas, insights and tools to help them in their investment decisions.

Smartkarma Private Investor Solutions delivers personalised insight at scale for private accredited investors or their trading representatives. Besides extensive access to timely, high-quality insight, users benefit from real- time alerts on their portfolio, financial data and analytics, and events such as analyst presentations and roadshows. With this partnership, users join a platform already trusted by over 200 global institutional investors and market participants with more than US$13 trillion in Assets Under Management and quoted regularly by top financial press.

Aditya Laroia, Chief Executive Officer, Maybank Kim Eng Singapore said, “This partnership with Smartkarma will enable us to provide unique insights that will complement our award-winning ASEAN Research platform offerings, significantly differentiating Maybank Kim Eng’s service offering from discount brokers as well as other full-service private brokers. We are bringing information and idea generation as the final component of Maybank Kim Eng’s trifecta of value added offerings for clients, along with trading technology and client-focused and differentiated customer service. We recognise that investors are more sophisticated and informed today and want to be at the forefront of helping them invest and trade profitably by removing the disadvantages private investors face compared to institutional investors in terms of research access.”

He added, “We have seen a structural pick-up in private participation across global markets including Singapore. With increased market participation, especially from Millennials and Gen Z’ers, individuals take more control of their wealth creation, supporting retail momentum in equity markets when traditional investment assets such as property are being impacted by cooling and control measures. This investment knowledge and education will help to achieve better market efficiency and greater liquidity, plus information is a key component for well- functioning financial markets.”

Raghav Kapoor, CEO and Co-Founder of Smartkarma, said: “We are excited to work with Maybank Kim Eng Singapore. As we continue to democratise access to independent insight, Maybank Kim Eng-introduced investors can now enjoy timely delivery of high quality insights, specifically targeted through superior understanding of their needs – that’s why Bloomberg has called Smartkarma ‘the Spotify of Research’.”

“Maybank Kim Eng’s private clients will be some of the first to read actionable ideas on the APAC and US markets, find independent insight on IPOs and Event-Driven ideas that gets regularly quoted by top financial media, and access a highly customisable reading experience tailored to their specific needs,” added Raghav.

Chan Kum Kong, Senior Vice-President and Head of Research and Products at SGX, an investor in Smartkarma, said: “This partnership creates a unique value proposition for private investors. Smartkarma’s independent and institutional-grade content helps guide effective investment decisions. This offering, combined with Maybank Kim Eng’s trading technology and customer-centric approach, comes at a time when we see an elevated level of domestic and regional private participation in the Singapore market. An area of growing interest is sustainable finance and ESG; investors can look forward to more resources on sgxacademy.com where we partner with Smartkarma to develop some of these educational and training programmes.”

Maybank Kim Eng Singapore (previously known as Kim Eng Holdings) was the first stockbroker to be listed on the Singapore Exchange in 1990. We provide investors with access to a wide range of products and services such as stocks, warrants, exchange traded funds (ETFs), Real Estate Investment Trust (REITs) and Daily Leverage Certificates (DLCs), and through our new trading platform MKE Trade, access to global markets like Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), Bursa Malaysia, Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEx), Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect, London Stock Exchange (LSE), New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ and NYSE Arca.

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About Maybank Kim Eng

Maybank Kim Eng is the fully-owned investment banking arm of Maybank, one of Asia’s leading banking groups and South East Asia’s fourth largest bank by assets. The Maybank Kim Eng group of companies comprises businesses stretching around the globe with offices in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, India, Vietnam, Great Britain and the United States of America. Maybank Kim Eng has been in Asia for more than 40 years and offers a suite of financial solutions, which include debt advisory and arrangement via bonds/sukuk, project financing, leveraged financing and loan syndication, corporate finance, equity capital markets, merger and acquisition advisory, sector advisory, strategic advisory, equities derivatives, retail and institutional securities broking and research. A leader in many of the Asian markets that it operates in, Maybank Kim Eng has won numerous prestigious awards in the markets that it serves.

(www.maybank-ke.com.sg)

About Smartkarma

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

For more information, please contact:

Lucinda Lam : [email protected]ybank.com

Michael Tegos : [email protected]

Smartkarma Presents INSIGHT 2020 - a New Type of Investment Conference, in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Smartkarma Presents INSIGHT 2020 – a New Type of Investment Conference, in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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INSIGHT 2020 will be a digital-first, Asia-focused investment conference, uniquely backed by four regional exchanges (SGX, JPX, SET, NZX) and key sponsors including global investment banks, VCs, and investment professionals. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF’s COVID-19 relief efforts in East Asia and the Pacific – buy your ticket or donate to help us contribute towards this cause.

SINGAPORE, 30 APRIL 2020: COVID-19 has changed how we interact, do business, and share knowledge. Reiterating our conviction in the power and value of our online network, INSIGHT 2020 is Smartkarma’s response to this new challenge. INSIGHT 2020 is an all-digital event, available to everyone and streaming worldwide, enabling participants to create meaningful relationships and collaboration, and contribute in these trying times.

The investment industry is often portrayed as profit-driven, greedy, and self-serving – we want to challenge this picture as well, and use the opportunity to give back. That’s why proceeds from INSIGHT 2020 will be donated to UNICEF, to go towards their COVID-19 relief efforts in the East Asia and Pacific regions. This means that everyone can help this cause by either buying a ticket for INSIGHT 2020 or making a donation of their choice to UNICEF through our website.

In this endeavour, we are proud and privileged to have with us valuable partners and sponsors including regional exchanges (SGX, JPX, SET, NZX), global investment banks (Société Générale), leading VCs (Sequoia, Wavemaker, Jungle Ventures), tech disruptors (AWS, iSTOX), and top investment managers, advisors, and intelligence providers (Oasis, Dechert, Acuris). We are extremely grateful for their support and we look forward to welcoming more partners in this trailblazing effort.

Investment conferences traditionally tend to be one-note and overpriced, and place ego above value. INSIGHT 2020 distills the investment conference down to what really matters. It’s a multi-day digital event that puts profit to purpose and brings together investors, analysts, business heads, regional exchanges, industry thought leaders, and firms including McKinsey, DBS, Google, Ping An, China Renaissance, and more.

This unique 360-degree perspective means that attendees have the chance to hear from key incumbents, dominant disruptors, industry experts, financial intermediaries, and policymakers, all in one event. We put your interests front and centre, tackle the topics and questions that you care about, and bring some much-needed clarity in this time of insecurity and disarray.  

To further demonstrate our conviction in what can be achieved through our online network, we can help you launch your own all-digital, INSIGHT-style event. Investors can get in touch with us and find out how they can organise their own private INSIGHT, and benefit from the reinvented vision of investment conferences that Smartkarma is putting forward.

Our key thesis, the democratisation of connectivity and access, has never been more important: with markets in turmoil, businesses facing uncertainty, and general upheaval, we must ensure that the lines of communication don’t break down; that information and intelligence remain accessible; that connections and relationships can still be forged.

This is the time to be connected. This is the time for clear, independent insight. This is our Smartkarma.

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Media contact:

Smartkarma

Michael Tegos

Tel: +65 6715 1480

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is an online investment research network that brings together independent Insight Providers, institutional investors, and corporate investor relations professionals and management. Smartkarma reinvents Equity and Credit Research by providing differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries across the world. This includes areas under-reported by mainstream market coverage, including Event-Driven, IPOs & placements, and small/mid-cap equities. Smartkarma’s online platform enables corporate and buy-side clients to streamline their communication and data reporting, and allows them to set their own real-time alerts, customise their reading lists, directly contact Insight Providers, and remain MiFID II-compliant as unbundling regulations change the investment research industry. For more information, visit www.smartkarma.com.

Smartkarma Appoints Pierre-Michel Dumesnil and Ashutosh Sinha to Its Advisory Council

By | Press Release

SINGAPORE, 15 NOVEMBER 2019: Smartkarma is excited to announce the two latest appointments to the Smartkarma Advisory Council. Pierre-Michel Dumesnil and Ashutosh Sinha have over 40 years of capital market experience between them, in a variety of sell-side and buy-side roles at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, and more.

Pierre-Michel Dumesnil has over 20 years of experience in equities within leading investment banks in New-York, Hong Kong, London, and Paris. He has been a Director at ABN AMRO Bank NV, Vice President at Goldman Sachs, and Head of Sales Cash Equity at Credit Suisse, where he was involved in numerous “One Bank” projects, such as developing a platform to service private banking family offices and provide them with the best of CS equity franchise. He is currently based in Singapore, where he is involved in education as a guest speaker at Essec Business School and part of the executive committee of Lycée Français de Singapour.

Ashutosh Sinha is a Senior Portfolio Manager covering emerging markets at Morgan Stanley Investment Management in Singapore. He is also the CEO of MSIM Co., Singapore. He has over 25 years experience as a fund manager covering Asian and Emerging Markets. Previously, he founded and served as Managing Partner of Amoeba Capital Partners, a money management firm focused on Asia long-short equity investing. Ashutosh holds a B.Tech Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of Kanpur and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) of Kolkata.

The Smartkarma Advisory Council is comprised of individuals with substantial industry experience and expertise in global capital markets and the investment industry, in which Smartkarma operates. The Advisory Council plays a key role in supporting the activities and direction of the company. Advisory Council members graciously offer their time and experience to provide advice and feedback, and offer specific guidance on designated business areas, helping Smartkarma advance its mission of uniting all stakeholders within the investment ecosystem.

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Media contact:

Smartkarma

Michael Tegos

Tel: +65 6715 1480

Email: [email protected], [email protected]

About Smartkarma

Smartkarma is a global investment research network that brings together independent Insight Providers, institutional investors, and corporate investor relations professionals and management. Smartkarma reinvents Equity and Credit Research by providing differentiated, independent analysis on companies, markets, and industries across the world. This includes areas under-reported by mainstream market coverage, including Event-Driven, IPOs & placements, and small/mid-cap equities. Smartkarma’s online platform enables corporate and buy-side clients to streamline their communication and data reporting, and allows them to set their own real-time alerts, customise their reading lists, directly contact Insight Providers, and remain MiFID II-compliant as unbundling regulations change the investment research industry. For more information, visit www.smartkarma.com.