The consumer has taken power in the retail industry which has put retailers on the backfoot and caused a structural rethink of the traditional business model. Omni-channel retail has emerged as the likely winning model. It requires a seamless supply chain that integrates warehouse and store stock through advanced inventory management software to deliver goods as and when consumers want, which is what they have come to expect.
Technology is omnipresent. It affects every aspect of business, culture and personal life and changes the way people work, live and interact with each other. The list of new technologies, including everything from artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles and the internet of things to virtual reality grows fast.
We are all generators of data. From the smart phones in our pockets to our watching of TV on connected devices, the amount of data we consume and generate is rising fast.
Almost everyone relies on infrastructure in one way or another. Whether it is taking the train to work, drinking clean water, turning on the lights or shopping online. Infrastructure touches our lives on a daily basis.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets announces the launch of Infrastructure Finance SCS-SIF – European Infra Senior 1, its first co-mingled pan-European infrastructure debt fund.