Invesco wins "Best Innovations Paper of 2018"
Our "innovations" category is open to papers discussing all types of innovation, but in particular, those which focus on technological developments. Invesco's winning paper is hugely thought-provoking, considering the implications of IR 4.0 - the "fourth industrial revolution" - which Invesco describes as the use of capital to replace labour (primarily via automation, AI and digitisation). The authors argue that this transition is already underway and will have profound implications, not just for human society, but also for investment strategy.
A fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0) is already underway, increasingly looking towards 'capital' inputs to spur economic advancement. In this 16-page document, Invesco sets out the history of innovation, before focussing in on some big secular trends. In a neat piece of alliteration, the report refers to the "rise of the robots" and the "rage of the relegated" to describe automation and inequality. After considering the nature of these secular themes, the authors provide three pages of possible investment implications for asset allocators and stock-pickers.
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This PGIM paper examines the investment implications of technological advancements, the industries that are the most significantly affected by these forces in the near-term, and the relationship between technological change and productivity growth.
In this report, CFA Institute Research Foundation looks at the FinTech and RegTech industries, charting the specific phases in their evolutionary process, and looking towards a more financially-integrated and potentially continuously-regulated future.
Technological advancements are occurring at a fast pace in several areas of the transport industry. KPMG's AV readiness index examines how ready global authorities are to adapt specifically to the rise of autonomous vehicles.
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Artificial Intelligence is a powerful and disruptive force. In this paper, Capital Group describes the next wave of innovation to be brought on by advancements in AI technology, and considers the opportunities this presents for investors.
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