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WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF

There has, arguably, never been a better time, or a risker time to invest in today’s markets, but as every industry undergoes titanic transformation investors who are ill advised, or who lack the right vision, could quickly find themselves on the wrong end of tomorrow’s markets.

 

Firstly, I would like to thank Ayse and the team from STOXX, part of the Deutsche Börse Group, for inviting me to be the keynote for this year’s STOXX Annual Conference, conveniently titled “Investing in the Future and the Future of Investing,” held at News UK’s head office in London, UK amid the hustle and bustle of London Bridge.

 

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The Future of Investing, London, UK

“Matthew is an excellent speaker with profound know-how, and it was the best idea to kick off our STOXX Annual Event with his presentation! Thank you Matthew - it was a huge pleasure to have you at our conference and your sessions ranked as the most liked by all the participants. I would love to work with you again!”

Ayse Alantar Marketing Director, STOXX

 

During the keynote I threw several lights, in the time I could, on both the sources of change and disruption, and the prevailing factors that are accelerating and multiplying their impact on every industry, from agriculture to transportation, as well as the subsequent impact those disruptions will have on the audience’s investment and portfolio decisions. I then also discussed what the future holds for the investment industry itself, including the threats and opportunities they’ll face over the next decade, and beyond, as they wrestle to discover new signals that lead to alpha, and try and stay ahead and up to speed with the latest technological advancements.

 

Watch the keynote, The Future of Investing

 

Advancements such as in vivo Gene Editing, Robotics, and Space Internet systems, and the advent of  new universal DNAQuantum and Neuromorphic computing platforms that will not only revolutionise how many quant models are built in the near and medium future, but that will also revolutionise Artificial Intelligence (AI) itself, whether it’s in the form of the creation of completely new forms of quantum algorithms that can process matrices at massive scale with blazing speed, or the inevitable arrival of new self-learning computing platforms modelled on the human brain that pack the power of today’s largest supercomputers into the package the size of a fingernail.

 

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Throughout the day the assembled audience heard from a variety of venerable speakers, ranging from Matthew Stevenson, a fellow “Futurologist,” who used his platform to extol the merits of investing in ethical, sustainable businesses with green credentials as he casually threw harpoon after harpoon into the whale that is big oil, and we also  heard from other venerable speakers, including the CEO’s of companies such as RepRisk and Carbon Delta, as well as Professor Myron Scholes, a Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences from Stanford University.

About author

Matthew Griffin

Matthew Griffin, award winning Futurist and Founder of the 311 Institute, a global futures think tank, is described as "The Adviser behind the Advisers." Regularly featured on AP, CNBC, Discovery and RT, his ability to identify and track hundreds of game changing emerging technologies, and explain their impact on global culture, industry and society, is unparalleled. Recognised for the past five years running as one of the world's foremost futurists, innovation and strategy experts Matthew is an international speaker who helps governments investors, multi-nationals and regulators around the world envision, build and lead an inclusive future. A rare talent Matthew sits on the Technology and Innovation Committee (TIAC) for Centrica, one of Europe’s largest energy companies, and his recent work includes mentoring XPRIZE teams, building the first generation of biocomputers, helping the world’s largest manufacturers companies envision the next five generations of smartphones and devices, and what comes next, and helping companies including Qualcomm envision the next twenty years of semiconductors. Matthew's clients are the who’s who of industry and include Accenture, Bain & Co, BOA, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Booz Allen Hamilton, BCG, Bentley, Dell EMC, Dentons, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Du Pont, E&Y, Fidelity, Goldman Sachs, HPE, Huawei, JPMorgan Chase, KPMG, Lloyds Banking Group, McKinsey, Monsanto, PWC, Qualcomm, Rolls Royce, SAP, Samsung, Schroeder's, Sequoia Capital, Sopra Steria, UBS, the UK's HM Treasury, the USAF and many others.

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