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SGX invests in fintech Smartkarma to boost investment research

Smartkarma produces, curates, and publishes unbiased intelligence for institutional investors.

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has made a strategic investment in local fintech Smartkarma to advance investment research, an announcement revealed. 

The investment comes on the back of a growing trend towards self-directed and independent research. Smartkarma operates a global investment research network that brings together institutional investors, independent investment analysts and listed companies on a single online platform where they share information and interact. Its network comprises independent insight providers who publish unbiased research analysis on more than 3,700 listed companies worldwide, with over 24,000 research pieces published on the platform to date.

Also read: Singapore fintech investments rose two-fold to US$365m in 2018

This investment research network serves to provide investors with an added source of research data and analysis, and offers listed companies a direct touchpoint with investors.

“With the advent of technology, we see tremendous potential in this innovative platform that is adding another dimension to fundamental investment research. As SGX continues to uphold the standard and availability of research coverage through initiatives such as partnering with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on GEMS, we are also investing in new models to serve investors and companies now and in the future,” said Chan Kum Kong, head of research and retail at SGX.

Smartkarma will be launching corporate solutions, targeting investor relations and C-suite at listed companies worldwide. This extension to the Smartkarma platform was developed after a successful pilot programme led by SGX. 

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