The world is changing faster than ever. But what does this mean for investors and what should you do to capitalize on these changes?

From insights on the future of retail to the technologies that could help save our environment, you’ll find something in our Evolving Economy Insights Hub that can potentially help you to future-proof your investment portfolio.

Read on to discover our latest insights – and investment opportunities – across the five long-term growth themes that we call the Evolving Economy.

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The Evolving Economy: How companies are navigating long-term trends

In this video, find out more about how markets and companies have evolved over time, and how the investment universe is changing as a result.

The Evolving Economy: How companies are navigating long-term trends

In this video, find out more about how markets and companies have evolved over time, and how the investment universe is changing as a result.

Everyday Artificial Intelligence: From Hype to Reality

Los Angeles, 2019: a rain-soaked metropolis of flying cars, street food markets and androids hiding in plain sight. Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie, offered a dystopian view of a future popul ...

Digital economy

Everyday Artificial Intelligence: From Hype to Reality

Los Angeles, 2019: a rain-soaked metropolis of flying cars, street food markets and androids hiding in plain sight. Blade Runner, Ridley Scott’s 1982 movie, offered a dystopian view of a future popul ...

Ageing and lifestyle

Is a vaccine for coronavirus on its way, and what are the challenges?

The first potential vaccine for COVID-19, called mRNA-1273, has started human clinical trials. This is a crucial step in drug development and means that healthy volunteers will test the vaccine’s saf ...

Digital economy

How the digital economy is aiding the fight against the coronavirus outbreak

Although the situation is still unfolding, we have observed the significant role that digital technology has played in the fight against the outbreak thus far.

Digital economy

How digital transformation is changing Asia’s economy

Robotics in Japan, a growing Chinese middle class and huge diversity: find out why digital transformation investors look set to focus on Asia in the 2020s.

Digital economy

It’s a match: How do dating apps make money?

Popular dating app Tinder now sees two billion swipes a day, resulting in one million dates a week, which is likely to pick up around key holidays like Valentine’s Day.

Evolving Economy

What does longevity mean to ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ star Koh Chieng Mun?

Koh Chieng Mun, one of the stars of the hit Hollywood movie Crazy Rich Asians, recently spoke at an AXA IM event in Singapore.

Digital economy

The transformation of retail banking in a digital world

This is true in today’s increasingly digital world, where retail banks globally are faced with ongoing advances in technology, which are shifting customers’ expectations - and changing the regulatory ...

Digital economy

Asia taps new technologies to drive growth and transform economies

Financial technology, or fintech, is creating business opportunities and driving engagement across much of Asia. It’s borne of necessity as much as anything, particularly in the region’s less develop ...

Ageing and lifestyle

The right healthcare: A decisive factor in successful ageing

Norman Yao and Somesh Chandra, AXA specialists in Hong Kong and European markets respectively, describe the evolution in elderly care.

Transitioning societies

Cord cutters: How streaming services are changing the television industry

Now, thanks to video streaming services, viewers can choose to watch their favourite show pretty much whenever, wherever they like – be it on their smart phone, tablet or laptop, at home or on ...

Ageing and lifestyle

Adult education: Why learning is a lifelong virtue

As students and pupils across the globe are in school, we should spare a thought for the older generation. Those aged 50 plus are increasingly interested in further education – and might actua ...

Digital economy

Singles Day: An e-commerce retail phenomenon that mirrors China’s growth

How did Singles Day become the world’s largest online shopping day? How does it influence e-commerce and digitalisation?

Digital economy

Singapore knocks US off top spot as the world’s ‘most competitive economy’

Which nation hosts the world’s most competitive economy? When it comes to economic stability, infrastructure and innovation, the outright winner is…Singapore, according to the World Economic Forum (W ...

Digital economy

Made in China 2.0: The digital economy drive

The term ‘made in China’ has enjoyed a digital economy revamp and makeover. Two decades ago, the nation was the low-cost “factory of the world”, selling apparel, footwear, toys and plastics to genera ...

Automation

The future of women at work in the age of automation

Concerted and creative solutions are needed to enable women to seize new opportunities in the automation age. We explore these solutions.

Digital economy

How close are we to a cashless society?

The rapid rise of cashless payments and fintech solutions suggests a strong growth trajectory towards a cashless society. But just how close are we?

Ageing and lifestyle

China: Coping with a Silver Society

Aging populations are a global phenomenon - China will soon be at the forefront of this shift. What does it mean for investors and its demographic make up?