United Global Innovation Fund

  • United Global Innovation FundUnited Global Innovation Fund

Innovation is not a new phenomenon but the pace of change has been accelerating in recent years. Disruption is not just taking place in the technology space but also in other sectors and impacting multiple aspects of the global economy.

The United Global Innovation Fund harnesses opportunities in innovation, focusing on structural trends that can drive growth and returns, independent of the global economic cycle. Many of these investment themes take time to develop and investors need to be patient with a long time horizon of up to 10 years. This will enable the Fund to gain exposure to early-stage potential growth opportunities and allow time for them to play out.

The Fund seeks to invest in companies that are developing disruptive technologies and challenging the way traditional companies operate, as well as firms capitalising on significant trends in various industries.

Innovation occurring across industries

Interconnectivity

Our increasingly connected world is causing disruption in media and consumer behaviour.

Advertising: A shift to mobile

Advertising: A shift to mobile

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Retail: The rise of e-commerce

Retail: The rise of e-commerce

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Future Finance

The 'democratisation' of finance is a phenomenon brought about by rapid internet adoption. This includes the rise of digital banking and ecommerce. China in particular has leapfrogged developed markets like the US to become the global market leader in fintech and e-payments.

Mobile payments on the rise

Mobile payments on the rise

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E-payments boom in China

E-payments boom in China

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Consumer Experience

Consumers now value 'experiences' such as travel and dining more than 'things' such as clothes and electronic appliances.

Growth in consumption of 'experiences' outstrips 'things'

Growth in consumption of 'experiences' outstrips 'things'

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Spending on 'experiences' rise while spending on 'things' fall

Spending on 'experiences' rise while spending on 'things' fall

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Healthcare

The medical field has been given a shot in the arm by innovation. Advancements in drug discovery especially for immuno-oncology and rare diseases are scaling new heights and bending cost curves.

Explosive growth in new drugs

Explosive growth in new drugs

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Drop in cost of medical advances

Drop in cost of medical advances

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Medicines in development

Medicines in development

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Machine Learning and Automation

The manufacturing sector is being disrupted with increasing automation while the cost of computing has fallen drastically with the amount of data generated expected to quadruple.

Rise of the robots

Rise of the robots

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Advancements in data analytics

Advancements in data analytics

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Climate Change

The ravaging effects of climate change have led to disruption in the energy sector with renewable sources coming to the fore. The automobile sector is also being disrupted with the increasing prevalence of electric vehicles.

Contribution from sustainable sources increases

Contribution from sustainable sources increases

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Cost to produce solar energy falls

Cost to produce solar energy falls

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More energy efficient electric vehicles

More energy efficient electric vehicles

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Invest in the United Global Innovation Fund

Be at the forefront of global innovative trends.

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