Global X ETFs Announces the Release of its Charting Disruption 2022 Thematic Outlook

Newly launched ‘Charting Disruption 2022’ consists of eight chapters, including insightful data sets, surveys, and analyses, accompanied by bold predictions and forecasts, to explore the disruptions that might lie ahead – both next year and beyond

New York, Dec. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global X ETFs, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), today announced the launch of Charting Disruption 2022, a landmark research report that seeks to help readers navigate the current landscape of accelerating change. The Global X Research Team partnered with a panel of hand-picked experts – across academia, the consulting industry, and the investing world – to explore these changes and identify the most critical developments for 2022 and beyond.

Jay Jacobs, Head of Research & Strategy at Global X, commented: “The convergence of several disruptive technologies is creating unprecedented opportunity, while also upending many long-standing industries. At the same time, new generations of consumers with distinct preferences are rapidly changing demand for key staples, such as food, water and health care, as well as immersive experiences via the digital economy. Meanwhile, an evolving relationship with the physical environment is heralding an era of unique challenges as we grapple with climate change and modernizing our infrastructure. Through eight distinct chapters, Charting Disruption 2022 presents a guide to the trends, technologies, and bold ideas transforming our world.”

Throughout Charting Disruption 2022, Global X leveraged its contributors’ expertise and rigorous research to best anticipate the changes that may lay ahead. The following key insights emerged:

  • Robotics & AI: The industrial robotics industry is set to more than double from 2020 to 2030, from $16 billion to $37 billion, as companies look to accelerate automation in manufacturing and logistics.
  • Blockchain: Digital currencies could more than triple in market capitalization by 2030, reaching $10 trillion, as adoption broadens.
  • Mobility: The number of EV charging stations could increase more than 7x due to the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, addressing two of consumers’ top three hesitations about EVs: concerns about range and hassle of charging.
  • Future of Health Care: Global X survey data shows that 83% of patients expect to maintain or increase utilization of telemedicine in the future, as care becomes more remote and accessible.
  • Digital Economy: Today’s relatively niche market for AR, VR and MR (mixed reality) products could grow 9.6x to over $296 billion by the end of 2024, helped by growing use cases, content, and technological advancements.[i]
  • Climate Change: By 2050, cumulative investment across clean technologies is projected to reach between $94 trillion and $131 trillion, depending on the decarbonization scenario.[ii]
  • Food & Water: Alternative foods—including meat, milk and other dairy—could reach 4.2% market share by 2030, representing a $92 billion opportunity.[iii]
  • 21st Century Infrastructure: Over the next 10 years, U.S. infrastructure will require an investment of $2.5 trillion to modernize and rebuild the nation’s infrastructure assets to avoid the country’s risk of losing $10 trillion in GDP by 2039.[iv]

“Charting Disruption 2022 combines Global X’s unparalleled research infrastructure with its expertise in thematic investing to provide a deeper understanding of the powerful macro-level trends that are disrupting the global economy,” said Luis Berruga, CEO of Global X. “Global X has become synonymous with world-class research and we’re thrilled to be able to share these insights with clients and investors around the world.”

Charting Disruption 2022 was produced in partnership with Wall Street Journal Custom Content. To explore the interactive website, click here or visit To download the full report, click here.

About Global X ETFs

Global X ETFs was founded in 2008. For more than a decade, our mission has been empowering investors with unexplored and intelligent solutions. Our product lineup features more than 80 ETF strategies and over $40 billion in assets under management.[v] While we are distinguished for our Thematic Growth, Income and International Access ETFs, we also offer Core, Commodity, Risk Management, and Alpha funds to suit a wide range of investment objectives. Explore our ETFs, research and insights, and more at

Global X is a member of Mirae Asset Financial Group, a global leader in financial services, with more than $620 billion in assets under management worldwide.[vi] Mirae Asset has an extensive global ETF platform ranging across the US, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Europe, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam with over $70bn in assets under management.[vii]

Risk Information

The information presented is not investment advice, should not be relied on as such, and should not be viewed as a recommendation by Global X Management Company LLC (Global X). Content has been developed and/or obtained from sources believed to be reliable; however, Global X does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of such information. Predictions, opinions, and other information are subject to change continually and without notice of any kind and may no longer be true after the date indicated. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and Global X assumes no duty to, and does not undertake to update, forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties, which change over time. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated.

[i] Mordor Intelligence, Boston Consulting Group, 2021

[ii] International Energy Agency & Global X ETFs, 2021

[iii] Global X ETFs

[iv] American Society of Civil Engineers, 2021

[v] Global X, as of 12/3/21

[vi] Mirae Asset, as of June 2021

[vii] Mirae Asset, as of 10/18/21


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