Smartkarma plots disruption to research

As regulation and cost pressures hammer banks' research departments, start-up CEO Raghav Kapoor is eyeing what he calls the 'world's most beautiful opportunity'.

FinanceAsia published a feature earlier this week on one of the major hurdles facing research analysts the introduction of Mifid II, and the unbundling that will follow. But regulations are not the only threat looming. Some start-up companies are also trying to cut into their business.

We talked to Raghav Kapoor, cofounder and CEO of one of those companies, research marketplace Smartkarma. He tells FinanceAsia the research industry is ripe for a shake-up.

FA What made you start Smartkarma

Kapoor Two big drivers of change began to emerge in recent years. One was technology, which drove down margins for the whole...

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