In the third episode of Global Perspectives, Adam Hetts talks to Alison Porter and Richard Clode from the Global Technology Leaders Team. The focus is on the main topics impacting the tech sector today, including the acceleration in tech trends, rising valuations, the US-China tech war, regulation, the US presidential election, as well as their approach to ESG factors and how they manage concentration risk in portfolios.
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