Societe Generale opts for Smartkarma’s equity research platform

Societe Generale’s clients will gain access to equity research across 15 Asian markets.

Societe Generale has partnered with Smartkarma to provide its institutional clients with access to equity research on Asian markets.

Smartkarma’s platform currently provides its users with access to over 100 investment insight firms, made up of around 400 analysts.

The analysts have produced research on more than 1,600 companies across 15 Asian markets, including small and mid-caps, event driven IPO analysis and ground coverage.

Stephane Loiseau, head of cash equities and global execution services at Societe Generale in Asia-Pacific, explained Smartkarma’s platform will give the French bank’s clients access to “high quality, independent equity research on Asian stocks, with insightful investment ideas.”

He said it will also complement Societe Generale’s cross asset research and trading business with access to over 125 markets and exchange venues globally.

Raghav Kapoor, chief executive officer at SmartKarma, added: “Over the coming months we will work together to help clients optimise research budgets and meet evolving regulatory requirements without any need to modify workflow or add to administrative overheads.”