Thematic funds turn to ageing 'megatrend'

Declining population growth

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The world is currently experiencing a demographic shift with an ageing population and declining fertility rates. This demographic change presents challenges and opportunities for asset managers.

It brings opportunities to not only tackle a world where population growth is on a negative trajectory but also benefit from sub-themes such as healthcare, artificial intelligence, robotics, education and technology/innovation. Based on data from MainStreet Partners' 2023 ESG Barometer report into the status of the European funds market, published in February, it is clear that some asset managers are already using demography as a basis for thematic products. Thematic ETFs increasingly gain popularity amongst retail investors Two strategies that aim to capture this theme are certain...

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