I have been live-blogging at the 67th CFA Institute Annual Conference here in Seattle. As before, I have been very gratified at the kind reception they have received. This post will act as a compendium of these posts so that you may find them in one convenient location. Links to the posts are provided below, with the most recent listed first.
Tomorrow’s World: What Today’s Global Demographic Trends Mean for Asia and the Global Economy Moderated by Richard Brandweiner, CFA, First State Super Clint R. Laurent is CEO and founder of Global Demographics Ltd and director at Global Demographics Healthcare Ltd. He is an analyst of and commentator on global population and socioeconomic trends and their impact on the world economy. Dr. Laurent is an experienced adviser to multinational businesses and a frequent speaker at conferences. He is also the author of Tomorrow’s World: A Look at the Demographic and Socioeconomic Structure of the World in 2032. Previously, Dr. Laurent founded Asian Demographics, which transformed into Global Demographics as the firm’s geographical coverage increased. He has also worked at Hong Kong University and as a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dr. Laurent holds a master’s degree in business from Victoria University of Wellington and a PhD in marketing and statistics from Bath University.
Key issues follow.
- The changing age profile of populations means that traditional market segments (such as young, emerging, middle class) are no longer the growth markets
- New country/age/income segments will be the opportunities of the next decade
- Ways the new China will develop—with slower growth but higher consumer spending