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  • Roger Urwin of Thinking Ahead Institute
    Roger Urwin
    Global Head of Investment Content
  • Tim Hodgson of Thinking Ahead Institute
    Tim Hodgson
    Head of the Thinking Ahead Group, Founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute

Our Leadership Team

Roger Urwin of Thinking Ahead Institute

Roger Urwin

Global Head of Investment Content

Roger assumed the role of Global Head of Investment Content at Willis Towers Watson in July 2008 after acting as the Global Head of Investment from 1995 to 2008. Roger also co-founded the Thinking Ahead Group with Tim Hodgson in 2002. Roger joined Willis Towers Watson in 1989 to start the firm's investment consulting practice in the UK and under his leadership the practice grew to a global team of over 500. His prior career involved heading the Mercer investment practice and leading the business development and quantitative investment functions at Gartmore Investment Management. 

Roger’s current role includes work for some of the firm's major investment clients both in the UK and internationally. He leads the firm’s work on transformational change and has conducted major strategic reviews  at a number of global leading funds. 

His investment innovations include three global firsts: the origination of the first target date DC funds (in 1988), the risk budget framework (in 1999) and the governance budget framework for assessing asset owner organisational effectiveness (in 2007). He is also the author of a number of papers on asset allocation policy, manager selection and governance and sustainability. He is on the Board of the CFA Institute and an Advisory Director to MSCI Inc.  

Roger has a degree in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Masters in Applied Statistics also from Oxford. He qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in 1983.
Tim Hodgson of Thinking Ahead Institute

Tim Hodgson

Head of the Thinking Ahead Group, Founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute

Tim is the head of the Thinking Ahead Group and joined Willis Towers Watson in 1998 in a general consulting and manager research role. His role became increasingly specialised, concentrating on high performance specialist managers and hedge funds, and running portfolios of managers for clients. 

Tim's role evolved further and now involves investment research with a particular focus on new investment ideas and 'thinking ahead'. Tim was a founding member of the Thinking Ahead Group which started in 2002.

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