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MEGA FORCES

THEMES IN FOCUS

The world is changing; so should portfolios.

Are your clients wondering about the future of cybersecurity in an increasingly virtual world? How to be part of a clean energy economy? The proliferation robotics and automation? The growth of smart cities?

These investment ideas can help you get started.

Enter the world of mega forces and take your client's portfolio to the next level.

CYBERSECURITY IN AN INCREASINGLY VIRTUAL WORLD

Greater connectivity brings greater risk. With the cost of cyberattacks projected to reach $11 trillion1, iShares Digital Security UCITS ETF - LOCK can help capture the potential growth from the disruptive companies leading the way in cybersecurity.
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Cybersecurity breaches are rising
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, headline-grabbing cyberattacks are more common. Malware and ransomware attacks have risen by 358% and 435%, respectively.2
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Companies are spending big bucks on cybersecurity
Worldwide spending on information security and risk management is forecasted to top $460B in 2025, a 75% increase from 2021.3
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Access market opportunities
LOCK provides access to software and hardware companies that seek to better protect against a range of cyber threats like viruses, phishing, electronic intrusion, and damage.
Net Asset Value
USD 7.66
YTD Nav Return
-1.19%

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A RENEWABLES-POWERED FUTURE

The energy sector is at the center of climate change and resource-scarcity discussions, requiring increased investment in clean and renewable energy production for years to come. With iShares Global Clean Energy ETF - ICLN you can invest in the global energy transition across hydro, solar, wind and hydrogen.
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80% of energy will be clean
The percentage of electricity demand that renewables are predicted to account for through 2030.4
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Clean energy is more cost efficient
Advances in wind and solar energy production have made them nearly ⅔ cheaper sources of power than many traditional ones.5
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3/4 of the market
Renewables are set to represent ¾ of the $12T the world invests in new power technology through 2040.6
Net Asset Value
USD 13.99
YTD Nav Return
-8.61%

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THE RISE OF THE MACHINES

Robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (AI) deliver cost savings and efficiency gains by addressing issues of precision, hazardous tasks, an ageing workforce, and rising labor costs. iShares Automation & Robotics UCITS ETF - RBOT captures the opportunities in the industry that is helping drive growth for the coming decades.
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Logistics: A catalyst for the robotics and automation
With the rise of e-commerce and next-day delivery, 67% of organizations have accelerated robotic penetration in logistics in response to the pandemic.7
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A critical driver of corporate performance
Trade disputes and supply chain disruptions could increase the trend towards onshoring manufacturing, where labor costs are higher. A potential boon for robotics suppliers.
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Access the full robotic and automation supply chain
RBOT provides access to a wide range of automation and robotics companies —from industrial machinery to hardware and software.

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TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE & SMARTER CITIES

The global migration from the countryside to cities, and the challenges and opportunities that emerge as a result, are creating a new generation of megacities. With iShares Smart City Infrastructure UCITS ETF - CITY you can tap into investment opportunities in the cities of the future, across resource efficiency, urban connectivity and citizen well-being.
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1 billion new dwellers
The number of new urban dwellers that cities are expected to welcome between 2019 and 2030, requiring smarter and more sustainable infrastructure.8
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Smart city infrastructure
Urban infrastructure needs investments between $4.5-5.4 trillion a year, and an additional premium to make this infrastructure low-emission and climate-resilient.9
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7 in 10 will live in cities
Today, 55% of the world’s population (4.2 billion) live in cities. By 2050, that number is expected to more than double. Nearly 7 in 10 people will live in cities.10

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