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

By November 28, 2022 No Comments

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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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

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 or follow us on Linkedin and Twitter at @CFAInstitute.