Lynk Investment Insights: UBS & Lynk collaboration / Global Chip Shortage / Road to Electric Mobility

Lynk Investment Insights: UBS & Lynk collaboration / Global Chip Shortage / Road to Electric Mobility

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UBS and Lynk Collaborate to Enhance Integration of AI-driven Expert Access into the Client Investment Process

Lynk, an AI-driven knowledge-as-a-service platform, and UBS, the world’s leading global wealth manager and a provider of financial services, are collaborating to help UBS’s institutional clients globally to enhance the integration of expert access into their investment process. New technology, alternative data, regulatory changes, and the pandemic have radically changed the investment landscape over recent years and, in response, UBS and Lynk continue to evolve their product suites.

The dynamic investment landscape means that increasingly, expert access is seen as an essential tool for investors as diverse as Hedge Funds, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Private Equity. With investor needs in constant flux, the synergies between Lynk’s advanced platform capabilities, which is supported by more than 840,000 experts, and UBS’s #1 ranked Equity Research offering are compelling.

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Global Chip Shortage: How Is It Affecting Key Players in the Semiconductor Industry?

As the demand for semiconductors from industries including automotive and consumer electronics shows no signs of declining, the global semiconductor shortage is even deemed by some to be the new oil shocks. The circumstances also created a battleground for countries including the United States, China, Taiwan, South Korea and more to race for technological supremacy.

According to a Deloitte report released in 2020, the six most profitable semiconductor manufacturing countries are the US, South Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, and the Netherlands. Moreover, Asia Pacific is the world’s biggest market for semiconductors, accounting for 60 per cent of global semiconductor sales, within which China alone takes up over 30 per cent.

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Road to Electric Mobility: What Does the Future Hold for Electric Vehicles?

The global automotive industry is continuing to ramp up a shift from relying on combustion engines to electric motors to power the next generation vehicles by electrifying their lineups, setting a course for a low-emission future while new entrants who have no experience in car manufacturing are also taking up market share.

“EV is the most promising technology in terms of reducing tailpipe emissions. But we cannot discount the fact that as demand for EVs increases, there will be more [carbon] emissions that are actually used to generate electricity to charge the battery in electric vehicles,” said Kwang Sheun Tham, CTO of Singapore-based Scorpio Electric in a recent Lynk Speaker Session on the global EV industry. He added that policymakers should look at further integration of renewable energy into electricity grids which would be crucial to a more carbon-free future.

In China, a total of 1.3 million electric vehicles were sold in 2020, accounting for 41 per cent of the global EV sales. This year, Chinese telecom giant Huawei unveiled its first EV at the 19th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition; while smartphone maker Xiaomi also announced its plans to invest about US$10 billion into EV development over the next decade.

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China’s K-12 Online Education: Will the Momentum Sustain After COVID?

COVID-19 has spurred a transition into online services of all kinds including education for students from kindergarten to secondary school (K-12). To make up for the suspension of physical classes, teachers doubled as online instructors and parents had no choice but bringing in more virtual courses and learning tools to their children. And for students, online learning is more likely to become a part of their study routines in the post-pandemic era.

When the pandemic first hit, China’s authorities launched a policy initiative called “Suspending Classes Without Stopping Learning” to continue teaching activities. The policy support and the surging demand brought unprecedented opportunities to the online education industry, and also sparked interest among global investors.

report by investment research firm EqualOcean estimated that the overall online K-12 education market size in China reached approximately RMB$89 billion in 2020, a year-over-year increase of 37.6 per cent.

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