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Global Pensions Asset Study 2021

The Global Pension Assets Study covers 22 major pension markets and includes an analysis of the seven largest markets. This year we also outline key findings from the last 20 years of global pension assets growth.

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Organisational culture

Culture, leadership and diversity hub  

There are ways for culture to be managed and developed over time but it takes focus, patience and process. Leadership is broadly defined as the acts of anyone who steps out of their regular tasks to help and motivate others. Together, and when used effectively, we believe these two elements will create a clear measurable edge for an investment organisation.

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Thank you for your support

Welcome to new members joining us for 2021, and a huge thank you to our members who supported and collaborated with us through 2020. We look forward to continuing our work together this year.

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About the Thinking Ahead Institute

The Thinking Ahead Institute is a global not-for-profit group whose vision is to mobilise capital for a sustainable future. Its members comprise asset owners, asset managers and other groups motivated to influence the industry for the good of savers worldwide. It has 48 members with combined responsibility for over US$12 trillion and is an outgrowth of Willis Towers Watson Investments’ Thinking Ahead Group.

For further information please see our 2021 research agenda, download our brochure or read an overview.
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The power of culture

A white paper of key findings

Despite its centrality to organisational success, culture is still under researched, under measured and widely under rated by leaders as a differentiation tool. This paper aims to address these gaps.

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The world’s largest asset managers

A joint annual research study of the world’s 500 largest asset managers

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Coronavirus coverage

Coronavirus content hub

The coronavirus impacts have been multiple and far-reaching. On this hub are a collection of reports, multimedia and articles by the Institute that are relevant for these extraordinary times.

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The climb to the new view | A virtual seminar series

We held a virtual seminar series featuring leading investors from around the world, to discuss how the pandemic has disrupted the investment industry and explore steps to climb back up together to a ‘new view’. Don’t worry if you missed it, you can still view the full series below. 

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