Singapore Exchange to pilot efficient reporting tools

Singapore_Exchange_buildingTechnology firm Smartkarma is piloting a scheme to allow Singapore Exchange-listed companies to streamline their communication and data reporting. The C-Suite Pilot Program is the first collaboration between the company and a stock exchange. If it is successful, participating companies will be able to communicate “seamlessly” with analysts and investors as well as benchmark themselves against their peers. “We are thrilled to partner with the SGX [the Singapore Exchange] as we equip corporates with an innovative platform to engage with the fast-growing independent research community, helping improve their perception with current and potential investors,” said Raghav Kapoor, chief executive. The scheme is one of many financial technology projects being tested in Singapore, which is hoping to become a pioneer of innovation in the sector. “The global investment research landscape is fast evolving with the emergence of self-directed and independent research, as well as new regulations resulting in a reduction in investment coverage by financial institutions,” said Chew Sutat, head of equities and fixed income at the Singapore Exchange. ©2018 funds global asia

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