How to Profit From an Ageing Population

Rising life expectancy across the world increases opportunities for healthcare, financial services and leisure companies

Marina Gerner 10 July, 2019 | 3:14PM
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The ageing population is a mega trend that investors are keeping an eye on for long-term opportunities. With a quarter of the British population set to be 65 or older by 2050, according to the ONS, this huge demographic shift represents a major opportunity for some businesses.

The UK is not the only country to see these changes.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Abbott Laboratories117.49 USD0.00Rating
iShares Ageing Population ETF USD Acc GBP558.81 GBP-0.23Rating
Jupiter Financial Opportunities I Inc957.91 GBP1.43Rating
Lyxor MSCI World HealthCare TR ETF C USD GBP26,473.00 GBP-0.09Rating
Lyxor Stoxx Europe 600 Hlthcr ETF Acc126.16 EUR0.14
Polar Capital Healthcare Opports Inc45.42 USD-0.17Rating
Prudential PLC1,454.50 GBP0.00Rating
Straumann Holding AG1,806.50 CHF0.00

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Marina Gerner  is a freelance journalist