The future of life, the Metaverse, and everything – Using patent data to capture the greatest innovators at the next digital frontier
The Metaverse is expected to grow into a trillion-dollar investment opportunity within the present decade. A study by Bloomberg Intelligence puts the associated revenues potentially rising to USD 800 billion by 2024, while McKinsey estimates that the Metaverse has the potential to create USD 5 trillion in value by 2030.
The STOXX® Global Metaverse Index provides a systematic and transparent way for investors to track the performance of companies that are exposed to these technologies, using patent data to identify market leaders and innovators.
In this paper, we explore the rationale and methodology behind the construction of the index. We start by explaining the concept of megatrends and how they can be captured through thematic indexing, using a multifaceted approach. We look as well at the index performance before concluding with an outlook on the opportunities for the Metaverse in the years to come.