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Smartkarma partners with ULLINK

First Published 13th September 2017

ULLINK and Smartkarma to offer collaborative independent research platform via the NYFIX Portal

Philippe Carré, ULLINK

Philippe Carré, ULLINK

Smartkarma, the Asia based provider of independent research, and ULLINK, a provider of electronic trading and connectivity solutions, haveannounced the immediate availability of the Smartkarma research platform via the NYFIX Portal.

Targeting the growing need for transparent pricing and unconflicted research for the buy-side, driven by regulatory focus on unbundling research from current commission structures, the partnership gives NYFIX buy-side members access to independent research on Asian markets.

Smartkarma's cloud based platform provides access to independent research across 15 Asian markets. It offers coverage in areas that are typically less well covered by traditional research providers, including frontier markets, small and mid-caps and in-depth, event driven IPO analysis. Access via the NYFIX Portal makes this research accessible to the NYFIX community.

ULLINK's Global Head of Business Development, Philippe Carré, commented, "We are delighted to partner with Smartkarma, our first partnership with such an innovative research platform. Smartkarma targets the macro trend for unbundling payment for research and execution services, and provides an innovative approach based on collaborative contributions from its community. We believe our NYFIX buy-side community will benefit hugely from access to this service, and integration with our NYFIX Portal makes such access seamless."