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Fintech market overview: The intersection of disruption and dispersion 

In the latest episode of WellSaid, Portfolio Manager Matt Lipton and Global Industry Analyst Matt Ross join host Thomas Mucha to discuss their outlook for fintech in today's environment, exploring the recent pullback in the sector, disruptive fintech innovations, potential regulation, and much more.

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2023-11-30
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Fintech outlook for 2023: The trends separating the winners and losers

Our fintech investors delve into high-conviction ideas for the year ahead — including embedded finance, buy-now-pay later, and digital assets — and highlight the power of incumbency amid today's increased volatility and dispersion.

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2023-12-31
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Equity investing with a thematic lens: Three game changers for 2023

Head of Investment Research Mary Pryshlak and Equity Portfolio Manager Tim Manning highlight their strongest convictions across global equity markets heading into 2023.

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2023-12-31
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Digital transformation in financial services continues

We highlight the fintech innovations driving the digital transformation and disruption of financial services.

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2023-10-31
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Biotech's new frontier
Global Industry Analyst Wen Shi highlights biotech's new frontier, profiling innovations like targeted protein degradation, gene therapy, and much more.
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2023-09-30
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The power of capital to drive change
Jean Hynes highlights the power that science and innovation — backed by research and capital — have to solve some of the world's most pressing issues.
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2023-10-31
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The next generation of pharmaceutical innovation
Rebecca Sykes explores the exciting innovations she sees in the pharmaceutical industry today, including antibody drug conjugates, gene editing, obesity treatments, and much more.
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2023-09-30
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Fintech innovation: A pure play on enduring disruption
We explore why fintech merits a pure-play approach, discuss the importance of an investment team with deep industry expertise in both financial services and technology, and highlight the long-term nature of this disruption
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2023-09-30
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Fintech industry outlook in a recession
We explore the current environment for the fintech industry and highlight a few factors that show why the outlook for payments and other related subindustries may be less challenging than many may anticipate.
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2023-07-31
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Stock-based compensation and the tech sector
We explore how stock-based compensation may be creating underappreciated risks for investors, companies, and boards as we potentially enter a more challenging environment for tech stocks.
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2023-07-31
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Wellington Euro High Yield Bond Fund: Seeking investment opportunities in out-of-favour areas of the market
Investment Director Susan Chacko discuss why the European high-yield market can be an interesting asset class for clients, and they outline the philosophy of the Wellington Euro High Yield Bond Fund.
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2023-05-31
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How to reposition portfolios for inflation with listed infrastructure
With the risk of structurally higher inflation increasing, Tom Levering and Ken Baumgartner assess whether allocating to listed infrastructure may help mitigate the impact of inflation.
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2023-01-31
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High yield: Be ready for sideways moves, bouts of volatility in 2022
Our high-yield portfolio managers believe investors should stand ready to dynamically adjust positioning in a year that could see sideways spread moves and plenty of market volatility.
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2022-08-31
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Reflation or stagflation? Assessing the investment outlook for 2022
Are investors right to fear a return of stagflation? What areas of portfolios may need repositioning? And how do they think about inflation and climate risk?
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2022-12-31
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Will Omicron derail the global cycle?
The short answer is probably not, but it’s a fast-moving narrative that warrants some level of concern (though not panic). Global Investment Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson relays what we know (and don’t know) at this point and weighs in on some of the potential implications.
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2022-07-29
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Seven reasons Japanese equities are worth another look
Investment Strategy Analysts Steven Ye and Daniel Cook make their case for Japanese equities, based on valuations, the “benefits” of inflation, the potential for event-driven outperformance, and other factors that may be underappreciated by the market.
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2022-09-30
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Navigating narrow bond markets: how diversified is your fixed income alpha?
Understanding an active manager’s path and style of alpha generation should be a critical part of anyone’s fixed income manager evaluation process, says Brendan Fludder of our Fundamental Factor Team.
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2022-07-28
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Tech WELLcovered: Legacy redefined
Tech innovations are breaking down barriers, enabling us all to leave legacies of progress through the ways we allocate our capital and live our lives. Join us on a journey to witness the past, experience the present, and build a better future — all while capturing tech’s pervasive investable opportunities.
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2022-11-30
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Countering climate risks through collaboration
Global Industry Analyst Alan Hsu and Dr. Philip Duffy of Woodwell Climate Research Center discuss the importance of close cooperation between investors and climate scientists when addressing climate action.
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2022-10-31
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The future of work: Why societal shifts matter
While the pandemic has accelerated existing shifts in people’s working lives, these changes may just be the start. We assess the future of work in 2030 and highlight some potential investment implications.
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2022-09-30
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Investing in innovation: Disruption is everywhere
We outline our definition of innovation and answer questions about our views on the breadth and depth of the innovation opportunity, how we identify and compare disruptive companies across industries, and the importance of robust research capabilities — including a private-equity mindset and strong ESG expertise.
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2022-08-31
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Tech WELLcovered work reimagined
We believe today’s workplace innovations are just the beginning of a multi-decade transformation. Join us on a journey to witness the past, experience the present and reimagine how the future of work is creating investable opportunities.
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2022-08-31
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Adapting to climate change: Investing in the resiliency imperative
As the risks of climate change increase, so does the need to build resiliency. Members of our Climate Research Team discuss why they believe demand for climate adaptation solutions could grow exponentially, and how they think about investing in solutions for a range of climate variables, including heat, flooding, wildfires, and water scarcity.
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2022-09-30
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Enterprise automation: Three transformative themes
We explore how automation will reshape the future of the enterprise through three transformative themes with significant investment implications.
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2022-06-30
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Robots won’t take our jobs (and other reasons to be excited about factory automation)
We profile three key areas in the future of factory automation – collaborative robotics, the industrial software revolution, and the economic and social implications of automation – and explore the investment opportunities this innovation creates.
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2022-08-31
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The future of youth: Education, entertainment, and relationships transformed
Through the story of Aisha, a hypothetical future teenager in India, we explore how technological disruption will transform how young people prepare for work through education, their forms of entertainment, and how they develop new relationships.
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2022-08-31
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Asia equity investing: The contrarian advantage
An approach targeting underappreciated or misunderstood assets may be particularly suited to Asia market dynamics and to the current potentially reflationary environment.
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2022-08-31
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Genomic testing and the future of medicine
We explore the future of genomic testing, the therapeutics it enables, and its impact on the health care system as a whole.
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2022-07-30
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A theme is not an index
We explore the case for active thematic investing and highlight the importance of avoiding theme-washing.
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2022-06-30
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Beyond bitcoin: Eight essential blockchain insights
We look beyond bitcoin to explore eight exciting impacts and opportunities from blockchain technology.
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2022-05-31
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Widespread tech innovation: Don’t miss the forest for the really big tree
We explore the innovations driving a multi-decade journey of disruption and highlight the importance of in-depth research to capturing this opportunity.
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2022-05-31
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Water: Priced for imperfection
Water scarcity could have profound humanitarian and economic consequences. Members of our Future Themes research team share insights from their work, including why they believe water is woefully underpriced and how investors can effectively gain exposure to this important theme.
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2022-05-31
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The future of payments
We profile the innovations fueling the next stage of disruption in the payments industry.
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2022-04-30
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Central bank digital currencies: Debunking five common myths
We discuss how disruptive central bank digital currencies are likely to be and dispel some commonly held CBDC myths.
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2022-04-30
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The hidden growth story in Japan tech
Learn why the hidden growth story within Japanese tech is one of our highest conviction themes, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
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2022-03-31
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Local solutions for local markets
We profile the growth of local Asia tech solutions for local markets, a promising trend we believe continues to thrive amid COVID-19 and the US-China trade war.
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2022-03-31
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The world’s hub of innovation
We profile Asia technology in the 2020s, outlining the long-term case for the sector after its strong rebound in recent months.
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2022-03-29
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Faster computation with smaller, more powerful computer chips
We explore the technology fueling the next stage of computer chip innovation.
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2022-03-31
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