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MSCI Thematic Investing Webinar Series: Disruption is the new normal - EMEA/Americas

Megatrends are key powerful and transformative forces shaping the world, business and economies. The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed unprecedented levels of uncertainty across the global economy. What is certain, though, is that the pandemic also has accelerated structural and technological change in some sectors. People are changing the way they live and work, giving rise to emerging themes and growth potential.

Join us for a webinar with our experts to discuss the dominant themes that are expected to drive performance in a shifting landscape and help investors capture an information advantage.

Part 1: Digital Economy / Disruptive Technology 

How have consumption trends changed the digital economy in the COVID-19 era? What disruptive technologies are fast-forwarding us to the future? Learn what our experts think about how these themes may drive potential growth and how our indexes can help investors tap into them.

Part 2: Future Mobility / Smart Cities

The pandemic has accelerated connectivity, hastened the adoption of new modes of transportation and smart building, and autonomous delivery is gathering speed. Our experts will discuss how future mobility and smart cities are acting as growth catalysts for tomorrow’s digital and service-oriented businesses.


  • Introduction to Thematic Investing
  • Evolution and growth of themes
  • Impact of COVID-19 on our themes
  •  MSCI framework for thematic index construction
  • Deep dive into each thematic index and its performance
  • Q&A

Oct 21, 2020



Part 1: Digital Economy / Disruptive Technology 
Oct 13, 2020
7:00 a.m. PDT San Francisco
10:00 a.m. EDT New York
3:00 p.m. BST London
Recording coming soon...
Part 2: Future Mobility / Smart Cities
Oct 21, 2020
8:00 a.m. PDT San Francisco
11:00 a.m. EDT New York
4:00 p.m. BST London
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Event Speakers

Stuart Doole

Managing Director, New Product Development | MSCI

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Stephane Mattatia

Managing Director, Global Head of Derivatives Licensing and Thematic Indexes | MSCI

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Costas Andriopoulos

Professor | City’s Business School

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Lukas Neckermann

Managing Director | Neckermann Strategic Advisors

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