31. Five investment megatrends

From climate change to rapid urbanisation, from ageing societies to the tug-of-war for economic supremacy, there are a number of megatrends that could transform the way we live and do business over the next 20, 30 or 40 years. With so much uncertainty in the world in the short term, are investors better off looking to the future for ideas as to how to invest their money?
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Megatrends are powerful, transformative forces that have irreversible consequences for the world around us. They change the way the global economy, business and even society functions: think the discovery of electricity, the invention of cars and aeroplanes…. the Internet. In this podcast, the FundCalibre research team gives us five examples and funds that could tap into their potential.

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