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Solactive Future Trends – The Change of Tomorrow Begins Today

Publication: January 2020
1st revision: April 2020

Our world is evolving at an ever-increasing pace. This evolution is reflected through structural changes that are set to revolutionize our day-to-day life on varying degrees.

The Solactive Future Trends offer a range of different indices. The idea behind them is to anticipate long-term future-oriented megatrends that could significantly impact the world for at least the next decade. Megatrends are inevitable major long-term evolutions in society, economics, or the environment, that affect our lives and possibly also have an impact on politics.

The word megatrend has its origin in the early 1980s, when John Nasbitt, active in the field of future studies, published his book “Megatrends: Ten New Directions Transforming Our Lives”.

We identify four major categories for the Solactive Future Trends, under which we summarize our new index concepts. The categories are:

Future Technologies
Future of the Environment
Future Way of Life
Future Health and Well-Being

Ex-ante, predicting the future is a very challenging task as forecast errors compound in a forecast’s time window. What we attempt to identify with the Solactive Future Trends are long-term futureoriented megatrends. Based on today’s knowledge, we seek to identify some of tomorrow’s most promising investment themes, as well as to select the major beneficiaries of these individual trends.

The index concepts in this document are based on future-oriented investment ideas. Our view on the presented long-term developments has not changed due to the coronavirus outbreak during the first quarter of 2020 – to the contrary, some of the covered advancements in society or technology may even have accelerated due to the pandemic.

Find out more about our Solactive Future Trends Index Series in our dedicated paper here