Across the globe tremendous changes are taking place. From sustainability measures to the energy transition to the burgeoning role of AI.
With all these changes occurring, it’s only natural that investing is impacted as well. In a recent article our friends at Nasdaq shared their thoughts on what lies ahead.
Citing Mauro Guillen's book, 2030: How Today's Biggest Trends Will Collide and Reshape the Future of Everything, they discussed his predictions that we’re headed toward massive demographic shifts. Guillen predicts the percentage of total global wealth owned and created by women will hit 55% nearly four times higher than where it was at the start of the century. He believes the largest middle class will be in China, India, and the rest of Asia, and the largest population growth will occur in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The shift in where future wealth is created, and the growing number of women as wealth owners will have tremendous impact on investing.
Overall, we’re seeing global adoption of low emission energy solutions and the sales of EVs are steadily increasing. The shift toward sustainability coupled with the increasing number of women with large amounts of investible assets will likely lead to a huge shift. Women are generally long term investors and more likely to invest with sustainability in mind. Younger generations are also focused on sustainability. With these changes coming together, the future of investing will likely be driven by women and younger investors.
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