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Coronavirus coverage 

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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2020 events 

Events agenda 2020

After careful consideration and an abundance of caution about the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone all Institute events for the time being. We have made this decision to put the health of our members, valued guests and colleagues first, and to minimise their risk of exposure to the virus.
We will be back in touch with you via email and update details on this page once we have the new plans in place.

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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.
For further information please see our 2020 research agenda, download our brochure or read an overview.
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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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Sustainability impact paper

Sustainability: understanding impact and value creation

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Building on the Institute’s value-creation work of 2018 and featuring case studies from seven global investment organisations, this paper provides practical guidelines to help organisations define purpose and document beliefs; measure impact; and communicate the value created for stakeholders. 

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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Running more inclusive meetings

At the Institute we believe the key to an effective team is an inclusive one, and now with so much remote working it is even more vital to make sure your whole team is feeling engaged and included.

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