Long Term Investing
The World in 2030: 10 predictions for long-term investors
Rob Lovelace
Vice chair and president of Capital Group

The world in 2030 may seem a long way off, but at Capital Group we spend a lot of time thinking about the distant future.
“Imagining life in 2030 is not a hypothetical for me,” notes Capital Group vice chairman Rob Lovelace, a sentiment echoed by many of his colleagues. “In the portfolios that I manage, my average holding period is about eight years, so I’m living that approach to investing.” That’s why we want to look ahead to 2030 to highlight 10 of the most exciting and in some cases life-changing developments uncovered through our global research efforts. 

Download The World in 2030 to find out:


  • How the wave in health care innovation will impact patients
  • How close scientists could be to a cure for cancer
  • Why cash is a thing of the past
  •  The potential impact of semiconductors across our everyday lives
  • What wearable technology will look like
  •  Why streaming content is still only in its earliest stages
  • When driverless cars could rule the roads
  • How remote work may reshape our lives
  • The potential growth of global electric vehicles
  • Why renewable energy will power the world
  • Why the future looks bright for long-term investors

Robert W. Lovelace is vice chair and president of Capital Group, chief executive officer of Capital Research and Management Company, part of Capital Group, and chair of the Capital Group Management Committee. He is also an equity portfolio manager. Rob has 37 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mineral economics (geology) from Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Rob is based in Los Angeles.

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