What is Automation?
Advances in technology are rapidly changing multiple aspects of how we live and work. Industrial robots are now not only capable of performing highly sophisticated and delicate tasks, but are also able to work safely alongside people, helping to drive efficiency and boost productivity.
What does Automation mean for investors?
While we are still in the early stages of this disruptive trend, its long-term potential seems evident to a growing number of equity investors. And, with an opportunity set across both larger and smaller companies, robotics is increasingly being recognized as a viable investment and potentially superior growth area of the market.
Investing in Robotech
To help investors tap into the multi-decade investment potential of Automation, our Robotech strategy focusses on the investable area of the robotics market. This includes industrial automation, robotics-assisted surgery, driverless vehicles and the underlying intelligence which supports robotic technologies.
17 January 2018
The demand for industrial robots has accelerated due to the ongoing trend towards automation and innovative technological advancements.
22 February 2018
How is automation impacting consumer behaviour?
How is automation influencing consumer behaviour? Jeremy Gleeson and Tom Riley shed some light on this long-term trend.
23 April 2018
The robotics industry and the broadening application of this technology
Robotics is a very established field, but the applications of this technology are steadily broadening across industries.
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*Ageing & Lifestyle - US Department of Commerce, latest data available as of March 2018
*Connected Consumer - Citi Research, Citi GPS “Technology at work v3.0”, August 2017
*CleanTech - Financier Worldwide, “Investing in the clean technology revolution”, January 2016
*Transitioning Societies - UN, correct as at March 2018
*Performance Drivers - AXA IM, correct as at 29 December 2017
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