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Welcome to SME Capital Markets Innovation Page

in•no•va•tion (n)

The act of introducing something new.

1: a creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation;

[syn: invention]

2: the creation of something in the mind;

[syn: invention, excogitation, conception, design]

3: the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new;

[syn: initiation, founding, foundation, institution, origination, creation, introduction, instauration].

SME-level capital market innovation occurs as information, knowledge, products, services, solutions, and resources converge to become part of a known chain of value-added capabilities.

Globalization, global distribution of services and solutions, rapid formation of global market channel alliances, global reach, and cross-border listing and trading are drivers that generate high levels of innovation.

The process of creating and applying SME-level capital market innovation develops orthogonal (i.e., mutually independent) structures and practices.

“Value-add” happens during a move from horizontal to orthogonal as the emergence of specific capabilities and expertise emerge to provide guidance and direction through a maze of programs, projects, vendors, hubs and market centers.

This page introduces a development stage project to identify “specific expertise” - information, knowledge, products, services, solutions, resources and ideas generate possibilities for SME-level capital market innovation.


SME-level issuers, market participants, and the firms and entities who work on these projects trend toward orthogonal structures that result in interconnecting webs of service and solution provider relationships, information technology applications, and platform structures.

This process forms unique hubs. A starting point to identify orthogonal markets is to present information, products, and services that are value-creation inputs in entry-level capital market projects.

In an orthogonal marketplace, “hubs become market centers” as they emerge to help entities, firms, companies, and market participants execute transferring SME-level capital market issues and burdens to the highest and best applications, processes, or service and solution providers.

Through this process, each market participant becomes an actor  in a process that is continually transferring another component of a burden or issue to “trusted hubs.”

Smaller service and solution providers tend to do customized work and focus on developing relationships with hubs and market centers.

Market centers develop as their operators leverage economies of scale to provide lower-cost, deeper-level solutions. This process drives investing resources into developing SME capital market opportunities as projects emerge that create value, generate jobs, or fuel economies.

The goal of presenting orthogonal marketplace information, products, and services that generate possibilities for SME-level capital market innovations to emerge is to make it easier for issuers and their service and solution providers to select a hub and for hub operators to identify needs for developing capabilities within unique hubs.

Please help identify services, solutions, and resource centers that have the potential to generate SME-level capital market innovations by completing the form.

This input process is designed to help you easily present basic information about a service, solution, platform, or resource that has potential to generate SME-level capital market innovation.

The objective is to launch a project that identifies innovations and drivers that can help organize and develop entry-level capital markets.



Email Brad Smith to Request Innovation Whitepapers