How an Ageing Population Impacts Investment Returns

A BlackRock research study looks at structural shifts in the global economy and how they affect our investment thinking

BlackRock 23 July, 2018 | 2:33PM

This article is part of Morningstar's "Perspectives" series, written by third-party contributors.

Changes in global demographics; world population, density, ethnicity, education level and other aspects of the human population, will bring about significant social change, and therefore challenges and opportunities, for both government and business. This megatrend underpins other structural  shifts, such as technological development and shifting economic power. While the changes will vary by region, they will have a profound effect on local and global markets and societies.

The Impact

There will be many more people in the world According to the UN, the global population is forecast to increase by over one billion by 2030, with most of this growth coming from the emerging markets. By 2050, the UN estimates that 80% of the global population over the age of 60 will be in countries that are currently deemed to be ‘less developed’.

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