Alternative Assets When Everything Is Digital

November 29, 2017 3:18 pm |

When one industrial revolution yields to the next – and the next after that – the prime mover is always a new technology that exponentially boosts human capacity and output. Rapid replacement of analog activity by fully digitized systems is our productivity revolution of the moment. It’s all about harnessing data, creating new connectivities and churning out sophisticated analytical knowledge. What it promises is a seismic upgrade to value chains throughout the world economy.

Serious investors, whether they favor conventional or alternative assets, are experiencing a twofold effect of digitalization. First, they must recognize or even predict how cutting-edge businesses will exploit new digital platforms and tools. Second, they must comprehend how their investment sector itself will be disrupted.