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Trends That Could Reshape Markets and Society

Astute investors can profit by being among the first to uncover big trends that have the potential to change the way we live and invest. Wellington Management has identified four key themes that could shape our world over the next five to 10 years.

Crypto and the Future of Money

Digitization of Money

How the blockchain could completely transform transaction systems.
Many of the world's major central banks are adopting digital currencies in some form. Disruption of the existing paper-money system is unlikely.

EM-ification of DM

Global Macro Analysis
The “EM-ification” of DMs
Research suggests that many developed markets are beginning to resemble their emerging-market counterparts in some ways.

Society and the Future of Aging

As populations age, we will see a radically different future for older workers and retirees.

Sustainability and Climate Research

Water Scarcity

ESG & Sustainable Investing
Water: Priced for Imperfection
Understanding common misconceptions about investing in the water theme could help investors achieve better results.

Climate Migration

Climate-driven migration will have important social, economic, and geopolitical consequences. What experiences will drive people to leave their home? Which regions are at risk of disruption?

Science and Genomic Innovations

The factory floor of the future is likely to include robots and humans working together.
We believe automation will reshape the future of enterprise in several ways.
A look at the therapeutics it will enable and its impact on the global healthcare system.

To learn more about Future Themes, please talk to your Hartford Funds representative.

Investing involves risk, including the possible loss of principal.  • Focusing on investments that involve climate change opportunities or sustainable and environmental initiatives may result in foregoing certain investments and underperformance comparative to funds that do not have a similar focus. • Risks of focusing investments on the healthcare related sector include regulatory and legal developments, patent considerations, intense competitive pressures, rapid technological changes, potential product obsolescence, and liquidity risk. • Foreign investments may be more volatile and less liquid than US investments and are subject to the risk of currency fluctuations and adverse political, economic and regulatory developments.

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