The Metaverse is a Reality, But You Can Keep it Out Your Portfolio - For Now

The Metaverse is already playing host to fashion events and concerts, and fund managers are already investing in it, but its future is still difficult to read

Valerio Baselli 8 April, 2022 | 9:32AM
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Last year the Oxford English Dictionary added words like "allyship", "defunding," and "chopsing" to its lexicon. One word sure to make its next update is "metaverse", following Facebook's rebrand last year. 

The metaverse is already playing host to fashion events and concerts, but how are fund managers viewing it? Thematic investing is booming, so is it likely to become a major theme in its own right in future? And, finally, what are the real risks of backing it with your money at this stage?

In the above video, Morningstar Italy senior editor Valerio Baselli asks Robeco Global Consumer Trends portfolio manager Jack Neele for his views on the topic.

This video was originally published for Morningstar Italy, and features Italian subtitles for that audience

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