How rapid urbanisation is
shaping the future

Keep it brief

  • The world is constantly changing, and many of these shifts have the potential to alter the investment landscape.
  • While some of these changes can be temporary and fleeting, others can be powerful, transformative forces that shape how society is organized at a fundamental level.
  • BlackRock has identified five megatrends that will be relevant to investors and the future of the global economy.
  • In this infographic we explore the first of these megatrends; rapid urbanisation

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Investing in rapid urbanisation with BlackRock & iShares

Rapid urbanisation is one of BlackRock’s five megatrends - powerful, transformative forces that could change the global economy, business and society – have been changing the way we live for centuries.

Our range of thematic funds offer a way for investors to tap into these megatrends, which we believe gives investors exposure to companies with structurally higher earnings growth, which in-turn should drive stronger investment returns over the longer term.

See our main funds exposed to the rapid urbanisation megatrend:

  • Electric Vehicles
    & Driving Technology

  • EM Consumer Growth

  • Future of Transport

  • Sustainable

  • Automation & Robotics

  • Digital Security

  • Clean energy

  • Digitalisation

This material is not intended to be relied upon as a  forecast, research or investment advice, and is not a recommendation,  offer or solicitation to buy or sell any financial instrument or product  or to adopt any investment strategy. We recommend you speak to a  financial adviser before investing. Reference to the names of each  company mentioned in this communication is merely for explaining the  investment strategy, and should not be construed as investment advice or  investment recommendation of those companies.

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