The ROBO Global innovation indices closed 2019 on a strong note, largely outperforming global equities. The Robotics & Automation Index (ROBO) returned 30.3% for the year, the Artificial Intelligence Index (THNQ) increased 37.6%, and the Healthcare Technology & Innovation Index (HTEC) rose 34.9%. The good news is that earnings growth has only just inflected and looks set to return to double-digits in 2020. In this report, we discuss key trends and big movers.
2019 SUBSECTOR PERFORMANCE
NEWS & INSIGHTS
One thing is certain about Raffaello D’Andrea: He has a great imagination. He is best known as one of the founders and inventors behind Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics.) Raff’s work with Kiva co-founders Mick Mountz and Peter Wurman was the reason for the trio’s recent induction into the Inventors Hall of Fame. As a member of the ROBO Global Strategic Advisory Board, Raff brings global insights to the team.
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