Visualized: The Race to Invest in the Space Economy

Humans have long viewed outer space as the final frontier. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Our thirst for exploration has brought whole nations together to create more advanced technologies─all in the pursuit of discovering the outer reaches of the universe. Today’s infographic from ProcureAM highlights the exciting journey humans...

Countries Ranked by Their Economic Complexity

In the past, the trade between nations was a much simpler matter to grasp. Commodities and a few finished goods moved between a handful of countries in a straightforward way. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Today, around 6,000 officially classified products pass through the world’s ports, and digital...

Venture Capital Mega-Deals on Pace to Set New Record in 2019

Venture capital “mega-deals”—which rake in $100 million or more—have taken off at breakneck speed. A total of 185 were signed by the end of September, setting the pace for a record number of mega-deals in 2019. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Interestingly, mega-deal counts aren’t the only thing...

Animation: How Tech Is Eating The Brand World

Building a brand with an imperishable competitive edge can be difficult. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Technology companies however, are redefining what that edge means. By hastily responding to emerging consumer needs and leveraging the power of brand, these companies can continuously create meaningful solutions for real problems...

Mapped: The World’s Biggest Oil Discoveries Since 1868

Oil and gas discoveries excite markets and nations with the prospect of profits, tax revenues, and jobs. However, geological processes did not distribute them equally throughout the Earth’s crust and their mere presence does not guarantee a windfall for whatever nation under which they lie. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters,...

Ranked: Which Economies Are the Most Competitive?

What makes a country successful from an economic perspective? Many think of this in terms of GDP per capita—but in a rapidly changing world, our definitions of progress have evolved to encompass much more. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more This animated Chart of the Week visualizes 10 years...

Why It’s Time for Banks to Make Bold Late-Cycle Moves

An economic downturn is approaching on the horizon. Amid low interest rates and a manufacturing slowdown, industries and investors alike are scrambling to prepare as the window of opportunity closes. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Banking is no different. After a decade of expansion, the industry is showing...

The Big Five: Largest Acquisitions By Tech Company

The Big Five tech giants, or “FAAMG”—Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and Google (Alphabet)—have a combined market capitalization of over $4 trillion. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more These powerful tech behemoths often devour the talent, technology, or entire businesses of aspiring competitors. Given their financial weight, mergers and acquisitions...

Visualized: The Esports Journey To Mainstream

Although esports might seem like a relatively new phenomenon, its origins can be traced all the way back to the 1970s. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more It was only in the past decade however, that a wave of technological innovation transformed the entire industry from an underground niche...

The World’s Most Powerful Reserve Currencies

When we think of network effects, we’re usually thinking of them in the context of technology and Metcalfe’s Law. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Metcalfe’s Law states that the more users that a network has, the more valuable it is to those users. It’s a powerful idea that...

Visualizing Global Attitudes Towards Retirement

There’s a reason retirement is often referred to as the golden years. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Many view retirement as a welcome reward following a successful career. The transition, however, is not always easy. An enjoyable retirement is often dictated by the amount of money people have...

How Self-Driving Cars “See” The World

Modern cars bear little resemblance to their early ancestors, but the basic action of steering a vehicle has always remained the same. Whether you’re behind the wheel of a Tesla or a vintage Model T, turning the wheel dictates the direction of movement. This simple premise, which places humans...

Who Owns Your Favorite News Media Outlet?

It’s no secret that news media is a tough industry. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more For various reasons — from tech disruption to changing media consumption habits — the U.S. has seen a net loss of 1,800 local newspapers over the past 15 years. As regional newspapers are...

Charts: America’s Political Divide, 1994–2017

Politics can be a hot button topic in America. With rising tensions on both sides of the political spectrum, some claim that bipartisanship is dead. Recent research shows that may well be true. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Today’s charts come from a report by the independent think tank...

How Much Do OECD Countries Spend On Healthcare?

When you start feeling ill, the first line of defense is typically to have a doctor assess the symptoms—but how much you end up paying for a visit differs greatly by region. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Today’s interactive visualization was created by HealthDataViz consultant Lindsay Betzendahl, who also...

Form And Function: Visualizing The Shape Of Cities And Economies

The Industrial Revolution changed the form and function of cities. New patterns of work resulted in massive wealth and distinct advantages for certain regions. Urbanization emerged as a defining characteristic of this age. Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc During the latter part of the Industrial Revolution, Cambridge School economist...

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