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October 25, 2017

The rise of the millennial consumer may well be the most profound demographic shift in history. Yet with daily news on crises, technology and politics, a longer-term trend like generational change is easily overlooked.

The rise of the millennial consumer may well be the most profound demographic shift in history. Yet with daily news on crises, technology and politics, a longer-term trend like generational change is easily overlooked.

When investors do focus on demographics as an investment theme, they concentrate on the ‘silver dollar’ of aging populations. And where they focus on millennial consumers, we see three key areas of misperception around millennials:

December 31, 2011

Scottish philosopher David Hume is most famous for his work on induction, arguing that we can’t ever know that the future will resemble the past. That could be the motto for 2012. 

During the summer - in the lull between the Arab Spring and the autumn, when the sovereign debt crisis grew up and became the eurozone crisis – there was a mildly diverting bit of banter in the Financial Times about which philosopher best illuminated the current state of the world, economically-speaking.

January 1, 2002

In our guest editorial, Jean-Pierre Lehmann discusses family business as a major force in world economic prosperity for the 21st century

The next quarter-century could see either unprecedented wealth creation or economic and social cataclysms that could be potentially devastating. One of the criteria for determining whether the first scenario plays out will be the degree of robustness with which family businesses will emerge and fare in the developing economies. There is a lot at stake and a good deal that the industrialised world can (and should) do to facilitate and accelerate the process.

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