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The 5 megatrend super highways to the future

Jeff Spiegel, US Head of BlackRock Megatrend, International and Sector ETFs and Tanya Chanda, Senior Investment Strategist on the BlackRock Megatrend team, explore how megatrends are being impacted by supply chain disruptions, robot labor and millennial spending.
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The 5 megatrend super highways to the future

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Wei Li
Global Chief Investment Strategist at the BlackRock Investment Institute
Jeff Spiegel
US Head of BlackRock Megatrend, International and Sector ETFs

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