Superteams: understanding legends and building legacies

Culture summit

Superteams: understanding legends and building legacies

A summit for members and friends of the institute, to explore, “What gets an investment team to the top of their game, and keeps them there?” We were joined by James Kerr, author of Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life, to explore what investment organisations can learn from superteams like the All Blacks.

In addition, we shared key outcomes from this year’s The Power of Culture study. The Culture summit also provided an opportunity for all members to share in the outcomes of this six-year-long research study. These centre on culture’s part in creating a clear and measurable edge for investment organisations, and its role in helping investment leaders navigate the interconnected web of purpose, innovation and sustainability.

Culture summit agenda

Culture agenda James Kerr

Session one: Live presentation and Q&A with James Kerr, author of Legacy: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life

Runs from 04:00 – 33:25

Culture agenda TPOC

Session two: Reflections on The Power of Culture Symposium with Roger Urwin

Runs from 34:00 – 42:13

Culture agenda sustainability

Session three: “Where does culture fit into sustainability?”

Runs from 42:13 – 59:54
Featuring Jean Hynes 51:00 – 59:54

Culture agenda superteams

Session four: Culture and superteams with Marisa Hall

Runs from 1:00:00 – 01:08:55

Culture agenda Q&A

Q&A and final thoughts: With Roger Urwin and Marisa Hall, hosted by Tim Hodgson and Paul Deane-Williams

Runs from 1:09:00 – 01:30:00

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Tim Hodgson
Co head of the
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Paul Deane-Williams
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Marisa Hall
Co head of the
Thinking Ahead Institute
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Roger Urwin headshot

Roger Urwin
Co founder of the
Thinking Ahead Institute
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James Kerr headshot

James Kerr
Bestselling Author and
High Performance Expert
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Jean Hynes
Chief Executive Officer, Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager
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The Power of Culture phase 3 | Global investment culture symposium

Culture, rigorously measured and managed, will play a leading role in helping investment organisations to become stronger, fairer and more sustainable businesses. We are grateful to all participants in our Power of Culture study, who have helped us refine and improve our knowledge since its launch in 2019. This year’s participants-only virtual culture symposium took place on 21 October, during which we shared the aggregate findings from phase 3, which revolve around the themes of purpose and sustainability. In addition, we explored how functioning as superteams can help investment organisations upgrade their governance and be more innovative and adaptable in the face of rapid change. We also explored the asset owner culture model and provide a perspective on how asset manager culture is evolving, touching on the alternatives sector.
Roger Urwin and Marisa Hall lead an engaging discussion with input from both present and past participants, which will contribute to our next white paper.
Here is more information about The Power of Culture study or contact Paul Deane-Williams.