Smartkarma partners with DMA to lead distribution of research platform in South African market
Cape Town, 22 November 2023
DMA is pleased to announce a partnership with Smartkarma, an independent investment research network focused on APAC and Key Global markets. As a Channel Partner, DMA will spearhead distribution to institutional investors based in South Africa.
Headquartered in Singapore, Smartkarma is a global Fintech company that owns and operates an independent investment research network which serves over 250 global asset managers, global bulge bracket banks, over 2400 Corporate IR teams, as well as thousands of private investors. Through a state-of-the-art cloud-based platform, Smartkarma provides professional and private investors with access to research, data and other premium subscriptions typically offered in a sell-side setting. The award-winning platform hosts over 300 research providers with reputable industry experience. Coverage encompasses both top-down and bottom-up analysis, with a focus on APAC and Key Global markets.
Charlotte van Tiddens, Quantitative Analyst at DMA said; “The partnership will expand DMA’s 3rd party research offering and complement our global multi-asset co-sourced/outsourced dealing capability. SA based asset managers allocating capital to the APAC region will have access to high quality on the ground research. This is particularly relevant given the exposure our equity market has to China through Prosus’ interest in Tencent and Naspers’ interest in Prosus. Collectively, Naspers and Prosus constitute 14% of the South African equity market where more than 3 quarters of that exposure is to Tencent. We are also pleased to have been onboarded as a research provider, allowing us to distribute our coverage of Naspers and Prosus into offshore markets.”
CEO and Co-Founder, Raghav Kapoor, said; “We are very pleased to be working with the highly entrepreneurial team at DMA to bring Smartkarma to the South African market. At the heart of our collaboration is a mission to leverage technology to foster a new model for the consumption and monetisation of investment research services. We look forward to working closely with DMA and expanding on our track record of bringing efficiency to capital market participants looking at faster, better, and more cost-efficient solutions towards supplying and securing investment research.”
Smartkarma is the independent investment research network that provides differentiated, independent analysis of 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. Learn more at www.smartkarma.com
DMA’s proprietary software as a service is designed to simplify the process of asset management, so institutional investors can focus on what matters: growing wealth. Our modular technologies work as one to connect front and back office, allowing regulated entities to grow AUM and reduce operating costs. Over 160 wealth managers and advisor networks across South Africa, Mauritius, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Channels Islands rely on DMA to access global financial markets—all in one platform.