Best Ideas: The Millennial Generation

In our latest update we focus on the Millennial generation and some of the investment opportunities created as a result of its growing significance.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmailFacebooktwittergoogle_pluslinkedinmail   by Kasim Zafar, 8th November 2017

EQ Best Ideas Portfolios Quarterly Update: MillennialsBroadly, Millennials are defined as those people born between the years 1980 and 2000. They are one of the largest generations in history – in America they even overtook the Baby Boomers in 2015 to become the most populous generation living in the US today.

There are a number of characteristics of Millennials that set them apart from previous generations. One of the most significant is they are digital natives, having grown up with technology.

This update focuses on how this generation is fast becoming the world’s most important for consumer spending growth, sourcing of employees and overall economic prospects. It then showcases some examples of companies that are leading their fields in digital payments, the gig economy and gaming.

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About the author: Kasim Zafar

Kasim graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College and is a CFA charter holder, being a regular member of the CFA Institute and CFA UK. He began his career in investments in 2002, gaining experience as a portfolio manager and senior analyst of global capital markets. His experience spans multiple asset classes, constructing portfolios with varying risk/return objectives and active risk management processes.

Kasim is the portfolio manager for the EQ Investors Best Ideas and Absolute Return portfolios. He is an active member of the investment management, strategic asset allocation and fund selection committees.

When not immersed at work, Kasim often finds himself stumped and constantly amazed by his young daughter at home. He also enjoys spending time in the kitchen practising his “cheffy” skills with both European and Asian cuisine, reflecting his mixed background.

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