Megatrends: New power

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When more than 190 nations gather in Paris next month for the UN Climate Change Conference, there is a strong hope that new targets on greenhouse gas emissions can be set down. If forthcoming, a new binding agreement would almost certainly be a catalyst for further policy initiatives and a strong incentive for fresh investment

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Megatrends: Technology and the ‘Smart’ Corporate

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The former CEO of General Electric Jack Welch once said that “if the rate of change on the outside exceeds the rate of change on the inside, the end is near.” Corporates have always been subject to forces for change, whether regulatory, economic or financial. But it’s the current challenge of technological change, driven by

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Megatrends: Technology and the connected consumer

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We live in an increasingly connected world. We’re more informed and more connected to the world around us than ever before. Faster internet, cheaper smartphones, smart wearable devices and the ‘Internet of Things’ have built what’s now a new and exciting generation of ‘digital natives’. In fact, digital innovation is pioneering new ways we do

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Megatrends: Asia rising

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The centre of global economic activity has seen a clear shift away from Developed Markets and towards Emerging Markets since the turn of the century. China has been at the heart of this. However, the traditional drivers of growth that have propelled Emerging Markets to this prominence are becoming unsustainable. The next stage of growth

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Megatrends: Demographics and the ageing world

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It’s been dubbed the ‘Age War’. We’re now living longer than ever before thanks in large part to advances in healthcare and the adoption of healthier lifestyles. Our rapidly changing demographics – both here and globally – will have a far-reaching impact across all areas of our lives, bringing with it some unique investment opportunities.

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Zurich appoints new Investment Specialist

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Zurich Financial Services Australia (Zurich) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Stodart to the Strategic Accounts and Research team, in the role of Investment Specialist, where he will provide key support and investment commentary to financial advisers and investors of Zurich’s suite of managed funds. Mr. Stodart has more than 18 years

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