Investment professionals need ways to offer their clients — be they individuals or institutions — the right balance between risk and reward. CME Group helps them manage risk and capitalize on opportunities across major markets worldwide, where the total value of equity investments has reached $66 trillion. In the United States, equity markets have achieved growth of over 180% since the market low in 2009.
Total value of stocks worldwide (trillions)
In terms of Purchasing Power Parity, the size of the world economy in 2040 is expected to be 260% of that in 2013.
Investor confidence in the U.S. has rebounded strongly, if slowly, since 2009, fueling a nearly unprecedented period of sustained growth.
How sustainable this growth is depends on a number of unpredictable factors, including corporate profits, market valuations, investor mindset, and political and economic stability around the world.
From 2012 to 2013, the market value of U.S. higher education endowments went up an average of 10%.
Concurrently, presumed growth in both the global middle class and global equity markets is creating new investment opportunities all the time. Be it an employee planning for retirement or a university managing its endowment, long-term security is key for individuals, businesses, institutions and governments whose progress relies on returns.
Population growth in the global
middle class (billions)
A forward-thinking mindset is key to investing in today’s unpredictable economic environment. At CME Group, we give investment professionals and portfolio managers the products they need to effectively manage inherent price risks and plan the future of their funds — helping those they serve benefit from these vital markets.
Upward mobility is up worldwide. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a rapidly growing Asian middle class.
Asia will represent 66% of the global middle-class population and 59% of middle-class consumption by 2030, up from 28% and 23% respectively in 2009.
Meanwhile, European and American middle classes will shrink from 50% of the global total to just 22%.