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Societe Generale offers innovative investment research solution with Smartkarma’s award winning equity research platform

New way for institutional investors to access Asia-focused equity research to meet with key MiFiD II unbundling requirements.

Societe Generale today announces a new agreement with Smartkarma, a curated online
platform for investment insight focused on the Asian markets. Under this global agreement, Societe Generale will provide its institutional clients access to a new form of equity research based on demand driven and customised content* provided by the industry’s highly ranked analysts**, academics, data scientists and strategists.

Societe Generale is the first global investment bank to have an agreement with an emerging
fintech company to provide equity research that is compliant with evolving research
unbundling requirements, such as MiFID II. Smartkarma’s rapidly growing platform currently
provides access to over 100 investment insight firms, comprised of approximately 400
analysts. Its community of analysts have written on more than 1600 companies across 15
Asian markets, offering unconflicted, on the ground coverage, which in addition to large cap
bottom up, also includes frontier markets, small and mid-caps and in-depth event driven IPO
analysis. 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.

Stephane Loiseau, Head of Cash Equities & Global Execution Services, Asia Pacific at Societe
Generale said, "Societe Generale is excited to offer institutional investors an innovative
solution to access high quality, independent equity research on Asian stocks with insightful
investment ideas. This offering is complementary to our strong Cross Asset Research and
Trading capabilities with access to over 125 markets and exchange venues globally. With this
fast-growing ecosystem, we are providing clients with a new way to access research content
that is compliant with the increased unbundling and transparent pricing requirements of
research and trading services."