Germany-based index provider Solactive has started the decade with the launch of a future trends index series.
The Solactive Future Trends Index series seeks to track trends forecasted to lead their respective industries including thematic investing and megatrends that are predicted long-term evolutions in society and economics.
The firm has focused on trends it predicts will last at least the next decade.
The series is divided into four categories: future technologies, future of the environment, future way of life and future health and well-being.
For the launch, the series contains 18 indices that incorporate either specific investment strategies, data based on third-party sources or the processing software ARTIS which analyses the underlying companies to various data sources.
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Axel Haus (pictured), team head of qualitative research at Solactive, commented: “Based on today’s research and knowledge, we focus on the beneficiaries of multi-year megatrends.
“The Solactive Future Trends provides the means to incorporate the most promising future economic trends into long-term oriented investment strategies.”
Megatrends itself has become a popular theme among index providers as MSCI also launched a suite of megatrend indices in 2019.
The indices included in the series launch include:
Fast-growing Technology Companies Index
ARTIS Worldwide Connectivity Index
ARTIS AI and Automation Index
ARTIS Big Data Users Index
Future of the Environment
ARTIS Sustainable Energy Index
ARTIS Sustainable Transportation Index
ISS ESG Beyond Plastic Waste Index
Vigeo Eiris Biodiversity Index
Renewable Capacity Weighted Bond Index
Future Way of Life
ARTIS Future of Entertainment Index
Beyond Basic Consumption Index
Fast-growing Consumer Companies Index
Equileap Gender Equality Index Family
Future Health and Well-Being
Fast-growing Healthcare Companies Index
ARTIS Machines in Healthcare Index
ARTIS Biotechnology Index
ARTIS Oncology Index
ARTIS Future of Nutrition Index