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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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Global Pension Assets Study - 2020

A study of the 22 major pension markets (the P22), including an analysis of the seven largest markets (the P7).

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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.

Global peer study 

The power of culture  

The power of culture 

Following more in-depth research into effective culture in investment organisations we are now launching a global peer study of asset managers and asset owners keen to understand their own cultural signature and leadership footprints, where they sit on a spectrum and how they could sharpen their edge. In addition to developing their own better cultural outcomes, participants will be signing up to support more wide-spread positive cultural change.

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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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