Tech, the Environment and Inequality to Most Impact Markets

Social inequality, changing demographics, cybersecurity and environmental challenges will most impact investment returns in the future

David Brenchley 14 December, 2017 | 3:20PM

Technology, environmental concerns and social inequality are the megatrends that will most impact investment returns, according to new research compiled by Willis Towers Watson and the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

As technological change becomes more prevalent and accelerates, it’s now been pinpointed as the global megatrend likely to be the biggest opportunity or threat to investment institutions, according to new research.

Within this, cybersecurity and privacy; automation and artificial intelligence; and digitisation and the Internet of Things are all seen as sub-trends that will have the most severe impact, as well as being the most difficult to manage for businesses.

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Robeco New World Financial Equities D €58.56 EUR1.36

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk

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