While lower market returns make it harder for investors to meet long-term financial goals, investing in future market leaders creating New EXceptional Technologies can be a vital source of alpha in portfolios




Today’s accelerated pace and breadth of innovation is unleashing disruption across every sector, industry, and region. Growth in this New EXceptional Technologies (NEXT) Economy is being driven by a new generation of trailblazing companies that are challenging tradition-bound industries that are unwilling or unable to adapt. These NEXT Economy mavericks are displacing incumbents, reshaping the global landscape, and transforming our daily lives, all while offering attractive investment growth potential.


Explore 6 key themes driving strong long-term growth in the NEXT Economy.

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Increased mobile Internet usage and shift to on-demand customized consumption models is fostering new delivery formats and business models

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Exponential digital data growth is driving massive evolution of cloud technologies and network optimization infrastructure

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Large younger-demographic populations with growing disposable incomes, particularly in emerging markets, is creating significant demand for premium products

The irreversible transition from cash to electronic credit and debit transactions is resulting in expansive growth of integrated payment platforms

A new generation of advanced robotic devices that combines deep intelligence with virtual/augmented reality tools is finding broad applications

An integrated ecosystem that combines consumer relevance, artificial intelligence, and digital supply chains is creating an innovation cycle with quicker, more accurate diagnoses and treatments

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Sources: Statista, DOMO, U.S. Census Bureau as of 12/31/18.


As lower market returns make it more challenging to meet longer-term financial goals, investors need to actively seek alternate sources of growth with greater alpha potential. The NEXT Economy provides secular growth opportunities that give investors:

  • Exposure to innovative technologies transforming every sector, industry, and region
  • Diversified sources of return from a broad range of future growth drivers
  • Long-duration growth potential from early adopters poised to disrupt the investment landscape


Jennison Associates, PGIM Investments’ fundamental equity manager, has a long track record of identifying game-changing trends early and offers investors multiple ways to seek to capitalize on growth potential of future market leaders in their nascent stages.


PGIM Jennison Global Opportunities Fund


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Founded in 1969, Jennison Associates is one of the leading active equity managers with expertise in growth, value, blend, and specialty equity strategies with $173 billion in assets under management.1

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An expert in growth investing – proven track record through a focus on disruptive innovation

An experienced team – including long‐standing portfolio managers averaging 30 years of investment experience1

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Active, high-conviction, stock-picking approach designed to generate meaningful alpha

Successful investing in companies embracing technologies that drive transformation of businesses across every sector


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Secular Growth Stocks: The Cycle is Far from Over

Thomas Davis, Global Equity Portfolio Manager at Jennison Associates, weighs in on demand trends, secular vs. cyclical growth stocks, investment opportunities in digitalization, and how to capture secular themes in portfolios.


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Opportunities Abound in the Cloud

Innovative cloud computing companies offer investors multiple options for long-term growth.


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Where Are the Best Growth Opportunities Today?

Mark Baribeau, CFA, Head of Global Equity at Jennison Associates, explains why regardless of a more uncertain macro backdrop, growth equities still make sense and where he’s finding the most compelling prospects.

1 As of 12/31/19

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