Demographics | The movie

There are those — including an influential group of economists — who say that “Demographics is destiny.” And nowhere does that seem more true than in the U.S. fund industry, where the growth of assets under management is linked with the growth of the Baby Boom generation.

In future posts, we’ll take a closer look at the connection between demographics and asset growth, but it’s always good to start with the numbers. This video summarizes population trends in the United States since 1900. Age is on the x-axis, and population is on the y-axis. I first presented this timeline on September 23, at the ALFI Global Distribution Conference in Luxembourg.

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