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

May 5, 2021 | Lynk | Portfolio
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New York and Hong Kong 
(May 5, 2021) -- 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. 
Lynk’s proprietary technology is driven by an AI-driven data engine that indexes industry experts based on their experience and expertise. Lynk’s focus on user experience and best-in-class use of data delivers unparalleled benefits to investors, driving efficiency in uncovering further investment opportunities or risks. 
Dan Dowd, UBS Global Head of Research, said: “We are proud of our innovation track record and are highly focused on helping investors get to the crux of key investment debates as rapidly as possible. Showcasing Lynk’s technology and expertise has the potential to substantially accelerate the investment processes of our clients.” 
UBS has been at the forefront of equity research innovation, providing its institutional investors access to world-leading research analysts and unique content, as well as alternative data via Evidence Lab. 
“The scale of Lynk’s network, user-friendly technology and global footprint present a unique opportunity with potential for further strategic collaboration in the future,” said Damien Horth, Head of UBS Global Research New Business Initiatives. 
The primary objective of the collaboration is to help both parties’ clients enhance investment decisions by mutually levering on content and distribution capabilities. UBS global research analysts already have access to the Lynk network while UBS Global Markets will introduce Lynk solutions to UBS’s institutional clients.
“We are excited to be collaborating with Global Research, Global Markets, and other teams at UBS,” said Peggy Choi, CEO and founder of Lynk. “We share a common purpose in seeking to deliver a best-in-class experience to our customers. For Lynk experts, establishing an alliance with a leading institution like UBS creates great opportunities, while Lynk customers will gain unique access to UBS expertise. The alliance will undoubtedly accelerate our growth and consolidate our market-leading position in transforming not just the traditional expert network space, but also the broader knowledge ecosystem with new ways to seek, share and build human insights.” 
This collaboration comes on the heels of Lynk’s $24M funding round led by Brewer Lane Ventures and MassMutual Ventures, with additional participation from Alibaba Entrepreneurs Fund, bringing the company’s total funding to $30M. 

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