Peter Drucker, so-called ‘father of modern management’, wrote “the only thing we know about the future is that it will be different.” He might have added it is difficult to predict.

  • The future of retirement

    The idea that in one’s sixties it might be time to step out of work and retire into a life of leisure is relatively recent. But with more people living longer, expectations of retirement are being reshaped.

  • The trouble with capitalism

    Around the world, political and economic liberalisation have gone hand in hand since the early 1980s. However, as more countries turn to populist leaders, could the world be about to fall out of love with free-market economics too?

  • Dream or dystopia: The future of cities

    Cities will face severe challenges over the coming decades, including digital disruption, population management and climate change. How they adapt to these pressures will determine the winning – and losing – cities of the future.

  • The big interview with David Miliband: The West in retreat

    In our Big Interview, David Miliband talks to AIQ about the growing humanitarian emergency in war-torn countries, the retreat from global engagement by the West and the future of centre-left politics.

  • The future of energy: Peak oil and the rise of renewables

    As we approach ‘peak oil’, what does this mean for the fossil fuel industry and alternative sources of energy?

  • The future of insurance

    The insurance industry has evolved rapidly since the financial crisis. The next decade is shaping up to be every bit as transformative as firms grapple with a host of factors, most notably the unfolding regulatory framework, digital disruption and climate change.

  • The ties that bind

    Brexit continues to dominate headlines in the UK, but the European Union faces other long-term challenges, from the rise of Euroscepticism in Italy to the stalled progress of euro zone reform.

  • Can central banks maintain their independence?

    Central bank independence is widely regarded as a prerequisite for successful monetary policy. However, with economies having struggled over the past decade and inflation no longer seen as a problem, that view is being contested, argues Stewart Robertson, chief economist at Aviva Investors.

  • The future is Asian: An interview with Parag Khanna

    How will the rise of emerging Asian economies affect the global balance of market and economic power? AIQ speaks to a leading authority on the subject.

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