What are Transitioning Societies?
The ongoing growth of the global middle class is “a historical shift not seen for 150 years” . And almost 90% of the next billion entrants into the middle class will be in Asia . This significant demographic shift is likely to bring a consumption boom in the developing world, as consumption patterns move from fulfilling basic needs to more aspirational purchases.
What do Transitioning Societies mean for investors?
This demographic growth is mirrored by opportunities for investment growth. Equity investors can look to companies serving the changing consumption patterns of societies across frontier, emerging and developed markets – from healthcare companies providing access to medicines, to infrastructure projects connecting people and societies.
Why the consumer is king for thematic investors
The consumer is king for thematic investors. Anne Tolmunen and Jeremy Gleeson explain why this is true across both developed and emerging markets.
The Evolving Economy - A fresh approach to equity investing
The way that companies do business has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, but many investors’ approach to equities has remained the same.
When innovation becomes investable
Distinguishing innovation from investment reality is crucial when investing. Dani Saurymper, Jeremy Gleeson and Tom Riley demonstrate how to tell the difference.
Forecast to grow 10-15% annually until 2025*, the robotics industry is rapidly changing how we live and work
Only 13% of global retail sales are transacted online, which will likely increase as smartphone adoption rises globally*
Ageing and Lifestyle
The number of over-60s is expected to triple in size between 2000 and 2050, creating challenges for companies and individuals*
As a result of huge demographic and environmental changes, Clean Tech is forecast to become a $3 trillion market by 2025*
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1. UN 2013
2. Brookings institute 2017
*Automation - IFR World Robotics Report 2017, latest available data as of March 2018.
*Connected Consumer - Citi Research, Citi GPS “Technology at work v3.0”, August 2017
*Ageing & Lifestyle - US Department of Commerce, latest data available as of March 2018
*CleanTech - Financier Worldwide, “Investing in the clean technology revolution”, January 2016
*Performance Drivers - AXA IM, correct as at 29 December 2017
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