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The Thinking Ahead Institute's long-horizon working group discussed this belief and based on working group discussions and further research proposed nine core long-horizon investing beliefs for investors to consider and adapt. This research paper looks at each belief in detail and how the investment community can adopt them in practice.


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Thinking Ahead Institute events

The Thinking Ahead Institute holds events throughout the year on various topics. See here for information on 2018 events, including agendas, pre-reading, slides, summaries and all other supporting documents.

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Tontine thinking with Moshe Milevsky

Moshe Milevsky spoke at our recent DC summit (7-8 June 2018) After the event he sat down with Roger Urwin to discuss and answer questions on Tontine Thinking.

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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.
For further information about the Institute please download our brochure or read an overview.

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 The Thinking Ahead Institute's Asset Owner 100

The Asset Owner 100 is a new Thinking Ahead Institute study which gathers data on the total assets of the top 100 asset owners around the world. The study includes data on pension funds, outsourced CIOs (OCIOs), sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations.

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The search for a long-term premium

This document has been written by members of the Thinking Ahead Group 2.0 following the research and discussion conducted by the long-horizon investing working group. The key objective of the group is to deliver to all Thinking Ahead Institute members a series of publications that form a holistic framework for practically implementing long-horizon investing.


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Thinking Ahead Institute research

Based on your input, we have developed our 2018 research agenda, focusing on defined contribution, value creation, benchmarking and monitoring, decision making and VUCA. Each topic also has a dedicated working group or project.

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DC working group video

Tim Hodgson discusses the work the Institute has been doing on defined contribution, the progress of the DC working group and its continuation into 2018.

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