From an economic point of view, the 21st century is increasingly being shaped by Asia as most economies on the continent, which is now home to around 60% of the world's population, are now organised market economies. Since 2005, we have been focusing on various Asian megatrends across numerous investment products.
It is important to us to identify promising topics with megatrend characteristics at an early stage and to make them investable for our client. Current megatrends that promise above-average growth for at least the next 10 years include high growth consumables, artificial intelligence and robotics, increasing environmental awareness, and the transformation of the energy network. Asian companies are already leading the world markets in increasingly more future technologies such as 5G, autonomous driving and battery technology. The growing momentum and the unique opportunities that Asian markets offer should therefore be weighted accordingly as part of an internationally oriented portfolio.