Thematic investing

For 15 years, CPRAM has offered an innovative line of thematic investment solutions. It now has more than €20bn in assets managed in thematic funds.

An attentive observer of the megatrends that are shaping the future

Technological innovations, demographic & social shifts, rapid urbanisation, climate challenges, and so on – the world is changing and, with it, all of its ecosystems. The world is ever more complex, connected and in . Unprecedented digital innovations are disrupting value creation at a time when we are facing major human and climate challenges in building tomorrow's world.

At CPRAM, we are attentive observers of the megatrends that are shaping the future, regarding them as investment opportunities. When these megatrends are also sustainable development challenges, it becomes our responsability to offer solutions for managing the risks that they incur to our societies and, inevitably, to investments. Disruption, ageing of the population, education, food challenges, climate, and inequalities are but a few examples.

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Our thematic approach offers an alternative to traditional strategies in identifying sources of growth and performance through underlying trends, with a view to offering our clients long-term and transparent solutions.

Our thematic investing range

14

investment themes

18

managers and analysts dedicated to thematic funds

+

20

bn€

in assets under management

Figures as 31 December 2022. Source: CPRAM

Our investment themes

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Hydrogen

The Hydrogen strategy aims to support the ecosystem taking shape around the hydrogen industry, which is one possible way to support the energy transition.

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European sovereignty 

A thematic to support Europe in strengthening its strategic autonomy, on top of the numerous stimulus plans on a European level.

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Climate transition

Taking action on the climate helps safeguard our future and is now an urgent priority. Investors have a role to play alongside governments, NGOs...

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Well-being & Lifestyles

The Well-being & Lifestyles thematic aims to tap into long-term consumer trends, as well as the resulting potential growth.

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Disruption

Disruption as an investment thematic consists in selecting companies identified as “disruptive” through their ability to take their place as dominant    

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Ageing of the population

Ageing of the population is an ongoing and non-cyclical thematic drawing on the considerable potential growth of the Silver Economy.

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Global food challenge

This thematic extends throughout the food value chain and is based on ESG criteria to contribute to the challenge of sustainably feeding the global...

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Reducing inequalities

The widening of economic and social inequalities worldwide since the 1980s is one of the defining features of contemporary societies.

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Education

Education is a thematic that guides us through life. As a prerequisite and driver of sustainable growth, it will be a crucial challenge of the 21st century.

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Circular economy

A challenge for society as a whole and a response to the urgency of shifting our economic model towards a more virtuous model.

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Ocean economy

The ocean economy strategy aims to invest in all industries and sectors linked to oceans, seas and coasts.

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Medical technologies

Medical technologies, or MedTech, aims to enhance the quality of healthcare while reducing medical and hospital costs, mainly through technological progress.

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Sustainable urbanisation

Sustainable urbanisation is a global thematic and one of the greatest challenges of our century.

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Megatrends

Megatrends are the starting point of all thematics and, accordingly, are avenues of growth for capturing thematic alpha.

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Megatrend news

Discover all the latest news on the major trends that define the world of today and shape that of tomorrow.

From megatrends to thematic allocation

The objective of thematic investing is to take advantage of megatrends, whether also sometimes referred to as “long-term trends term ". The idea is simple and attractive. But many questions arise in practice, such as “What is the connection between megatrends and investment themes ? ", "Are there any natural biases in thematic investing? " or “Does investing in long-term trends mean that day-to-day events don’t matter?” . We aim to answer them in this document and we address in particular the topic of the place of thematic investing in asset allocation.

Bastien

Bastien Drut

Head of Research and Strategy, CPRAM