Sustainability hub 

Sustainability spotlight 

Sustainability is becoming an ever-more-important focus for the investment community, and is a subject close to the heart of the Thinking Ahead Institute. Explore our collection of research and publications into the role of sustainability in the investment industry.


TAI events 2019 

Thinking Ahead Institute events

The Thinking Ahead Institute holds events throughout the year on various topics. See here for information on 2019 events, including agendas, pre-reading, slides, summaries and all other supporting documents.

Latest research

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Highlights from the Institute's value creation research

Marisa Hall shares an overview of the key findings from our research into purpose and value creation in the investment industry. 

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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 please download our brochure, subscribe to our Grapevine newsletter, or read an overview.

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P & I 500

The world's largest fund managers - 2019

The TAI / P&I 500 research of the world’s largest fund managers shows AuM decreased for the first time since 2015, but assets managed according to ESG principles increased by almost 18%. 

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Featured research

Shifts for the DC organisations of tomorrow

Shifts for the DC organisation of tomorrow

We have set out to paint a picture of the changing face of defined contribution (DC) around the world, drawing on the insights of the organisations that are defining the next generation of best practices.


TAI research  

Thinking Ahead Institute research

Over the year, the Thinking Ahead Institute has produced many research papers, topics including asset industries of tomorrow, culture, decision making, defined contribution, value creation, sustainability and many others  Each topic also has a dedicated working group or project. Please click here to view the full list. 

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Framing the big issues in sustainability webinar

The first part of our video series with John Green of Investec and Liza McDonald of First State Super considers the role of responsible investing, and the long term benefits this will have for the end saver.

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