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The coronavirus impacts have been multiple and far-reaching. The Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI) has always emphasised the merit in seeing the investment industry and its connected parts as a system. We refer to this system in the tag-line: everything connects and behaviours matter.

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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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Podcast: Coronavirus - wider perspectives

Roger Urwin shares his wider perspectives on the coronavirus, and its implications for the investment industry, asset owners and asset managers.

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About the Thinking Ahead Institute

The Thinking Ahead Institute is a global not-for-profit group whose aim is to influence change in the investment world for the better by improving the provision of savings. The Institute’s members comprise asset owners, investment managers and other groups that are motivated to influence the industry for the good of savers worldwide. It has over 40 members with combined responsibility for over US$12 trillion and is an outgrowth of Willis Towers Watson Investments’ Thinking Ahead Group.
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P&I 300 2020 study

The world's largest pension funds - 2020

A joint annual research study of the world's 300 largest pension funds over 2019. 

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A best-practice guide for investment committees

Adapting to crisis conditions is essential for investment committees and in the current pressurised circumstances change is attractive.


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The power of culture summit 

We held a three day member event to explore key findings from our study so far, with some of the world’s leading investment organisations, shedding light on the power of culture to support greater purpose and mission in the investment industry. A recording of the live session will follow soon. 

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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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