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Evaluating cryptocurrencies as an asset class
We explore cryptoassets’ potential as an asset class as the topic dominates the headlines.
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2023-02-28
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Ten essential climate questions for private companies
We explore how climate change impacts private companies and share the top questions for companies to be prepared to address as this issue grows.
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2022-06-30
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The future of retirement: Aging in 2050
We explore the long-term investment trends associated with global aging through the story of Fang, a fictional Chinese retiree living in 2050.
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2022-09-30
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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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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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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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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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The “EM-ification” of DMs
Global Investment Strategist Nanette Abuhoff Jacobson believes that many developed market countries are beginning to resemble their emerging market counterparts in certain ways. Here are some of her findings, along with possible paths forward and potential investment implications.
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2022-06-30
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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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Tomorrow’s world today
For over 40 years, at each new business cycle, Wellington investors have been presented with a challenge: Look past current headlines to find structural trendlines that will shape markets, society and the economy in the next five to 10 years. Our goal is to extend our horizons, gather a range of diverse ideas, ignite debate and collaboration and identify potential investment opportunities ahead of the market.
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2023-05-31
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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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