MAS, Deloitte, and S&P to Develop New Research Platform to Support Fintech Investmentby Fintechnews Singapore November 12, 2019
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Deloitte and S&P Global Market Intelligence have collaborated to develop a prototype for an industry-wide fintech research platform to help investors and financial institutions connect with fintech start-ups that they can partner with or invest in.
According to Deloitte’s internal analysis, investors and financial institutions currently do not have access to reliable and up-to-date company information of fintech start-ups and have to rely on informal networks to source investment opportunities, which in turn limits their view of all the companies in which they might deploy capital.
The digital FinTech Research Platform is designed to help:
- Increase transparency by providing a comprehensive view of FinTech companies, including their attributes on business models, use cases, funding, and technology stack.
- Enhance investors’ confidence in FinTech companies through transparency of aggregated third-party and self-reported data, clearly showing the source of each data point.
- Accelerate decision-making by allowing users to compare FinTech companies easily on one platform and prioritise the FinTech firms that they can potentially work with based on parameters that matter most to the users.
MAS, Deloitte, and S&P Global Market Intelligence will continue to explore opportunities to develop the platform further.