Good Smartkarma for Société Générale’s investment research
Société Générale is partnering with Smartkarma, a curated online platform, for investment insight focused on the Asian markets.
Under this global agreement, Société Générale will provide its institutional clients access to a “new form” of equity research based on “demand driven and customised content”.
Société Générale says it is the first global investment bank to have an agreement with an “emerging” fintech firm to provide equity research that is compliant with “evolving research unbundling requirements”, such as MiFID II.
Stephane Loiseau, head of cash equities and global execution services, Asia Pacific at Société Générale, says this offering is “complementary to our strong cross asset research and trading capabilities with access to over 125 markets and exchange venues globally”.
Smartkarma’s platform currently provides access to over 100 investment insight firms, comprised of approximately 400 analysts. Its community of analysts have written on more than 1,600 companies across 15 Asian markets.
It says on average, 25 insights are published daily with “active minute by minute discussions, where themes and ideas are debated, discussed and questioned among a community of experts, in real time”.