Aging and Its Effect on Economies, Real Estate, and Financial Markets

Learn about the effect of aging on real estate, interest rates, and wealth management from world-renown experts in financial demography. Lead change within your organization and earn a certificate of completion from Fintech for Longevity Academy, in collaboration with World Demographic and Ageing Forum, from Switzerland.
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What you'll learn

  • Analyze global demographic trends in aging and longevity.
  • Debate the future of longevity and recent trends in survival analysis.
  • Assess the expected impact of aging on interest rates and stock prices.
  • Examine the effects of changing demographics on real estate and housing demand.
  • Identify social determinants of health and their relationship with GDP and healthcare expenditure.

Who is this course for

  • Economists
  • Financial planners
  • Corporate professionals in financial institutions
  • Actuaries
  • Policymakers and regulators

Course content

1. Understanding the Psychology of Aging
2. Money Management and Planning for the Future
3. Decision Making and Psychological Well-being
4. Wrap-Up
Introduction - Aging in Australia from an International Perspective
1. Understanding Australia’s Aging Population
2. Healthcare Landscape in Australia
3. Australian Cultural Perspectives
4. AgeTech in Australia
5. Future Trends of Aging in Australia
1. The Demographic Trends of Aging Around the World
2. Is The Frontier of Survival Still Advancing?
3. The Reciprocal Relationship Between Society, Healthcare, and Aging
4. Effects of Aging on Real Estate, Financial Markets & Interest Rate
1. What is Age-Friendly Banking
2. The 3 Interrelated Elements of Age-Friendly Banking
3. Age-friendly Banking in Practice, Part I
4. Age friendly Banking in Practice, Part II
1. Setting The Stage
2. Financial Inclusion 1.0 Versus Financial Inclusion 2.0
3. Strategies For Measuring Financial Inclusion Around the World
4. Mobile Money, Poverty, and Gender Equality
5. Religion, Gender, Race, and Old Age in the New Digital Banking
6. Micro-Pensions and Savings
7. Credit, Risk, and Financial Inclusion
8. Future Trends (such as a Digital Central Currency) and Their Expected Impact on Financial Inclusion
1. Short Introduction
2. Alternative Saving Models in the Digital World
1. Understanding the Biology of Aging
2. The Longevity Market, Money and Research
3. The Conventional Approach to Longevity
4. Longevity Medicine and Best Practices
5. Longevity - The Long Term
6. Key Takeaways & Further Reading
1. Navigating Relationships
2. Navigating Purpose
3. Navigating Health
4. Navigating Wealth
1. Foundations of AgeTech and Aging
2. Challenges of Aging - Tech-Enabled Solutions
3. Trends and Opportunities in AgeTech
4. Big Tech in AgeTech
5. Future Directions and Innovation in AgeTech
1. General Overview of The Old Population in India
2. Leading Challenges
3. Examples of Government Initiatives
4. Key Takeaways

Skills covered in this course

financial demography
longevity Risk
investment Strategies
risk management
real estate
healthcare Systems
health Equity


  • No previous knowledge required



Dr. Hans Groth
Chairman of the World Demographic and Ageing Forum

Dr. med. Hans Groth, MBA is the Chairman of the Board of the World Demographic & Aging Forum (WDAForum) and a Member of the Board of Directors of Rehabilitation Clinic Bad ZurzachAG. Since 2009. Dr. Groth has been a guest lecturer at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland with the topic "Megatrend: Global Demographic Change." From 2009 – 2015 he was Member of the Global Agenda Council of the World Economic Forum.

Prof. Dr. Roland Rau
University of Rostock & Member of the WDA Longevity Council

Roland Rau is Professor of Demography at the University of Rostock, Germany, and Senior Research Scientist at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, situated also in Rostock. He holds a Diploma in Political Science (Germany's former equivalent of a Master's degree) and a PhD in Demography. His research is situated at the intersection of demography, epidemiology and statistics. Apart from his methodological work and visualizations of mortality dynamics, Rau studies mortality in aging societies, predominantly in Europe. (photo: Fotostudio Hagedorn, Rostock).

Dr. Ira Sobel
Founder and Academic Director, Fintech for Longevity Academy

Dr. Ira Sobel is the founder and Academic Director of Fintech for Longevity Academy, a trusted provider of financial longevity for corporate professionals around the world. Dr. Sobel specializes in the economic aspects of aging with a particular focus on the role of Fintech in improving the financial well-being of older adults and their families. Dr. Sobel lives in Israel where she is currently teaching a course on “Financial Inclusion in the Fintech Age” at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is an international speaker and advisor to many Fintech companies and VCs around the world. Dr. Sobel has a PhD in Sociology from Tel Aviv University.

Dr. Manuel Buchmann
Research Director, World Demographic and Ageing Forum

Manuel Buchmann is Research Director at the World Demographic & Ageing Forum (WDA Forum) and project manager at Demografik. He holds a PhD in Applied Economics from the University of Basel. In his dissertation he analyzed the effect of demographic change on the Swiss labor market. His current research focuses on labor shortages and the relationship between demography and financial markets (“Financial Demography”). He coordinates all research activities of the WDA Forum.



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Professional Certificate
Acquire a certificate showcasing your skill mastery.
Recommended level
Online, self paced
Mode of learning
Professional Certificate
Acquire a certificate showcasing your skill mastery.
Recommended level
Online, self paced
Mode of learning