The climb to the new view

Adaption, innovation and evolution of the investment industry in a Covid-19 new world

In this virtual seminar series featuring leading investors from around the world, we discuss how the pandemic has disrupted the investment industry and explore steps to climb back up together to a ‘new view’.

An introduction from Co-Founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute, Roger Urwin

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The agenda

Day one The big picture


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Day two Disrupt or  be disrupted


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Day three Sustainability Confronting new realities


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The topics of this event expand on research started by our Co-Founder, Roger Urwin, which explores wider perspectives on the coronavirus and its implications for the investment industry, asset owners and asset managers.


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Martin Rich 
Future-Fit Foundation

Sarah Maynard
CFA Institute

Rekha Misra
Willis Towers Watson

Mitesh Sheth 

Margaret Franklin
CFA Institute

Russell Picot 
HSBC Bank (UK) Pension Fund and LifeSight

Alva Devoy
Fidelity International
Eoin Murray 
Federated Hermes
Jaco van der Walt

Sue Brake 
Future Fund
Zoe Alexander
James Davis

Luba Nikulina 
Willis Towers Watson

Matt Scott
Willis Towers Watson

Marisa Hall
Thinking Ahead Institute

Tim Hodgson 
Thinking Ahead Institute

Roger Urwin
Thinking Ahead Institute


29th June
The big picture 

  • Session 1. Re-imagining the future
  • Session 2. Putting the person into the big picture
  • Session 3. Diversity in the spotlight

30th June
Disrupt or be disrupted – developing adaptive investment organisations 

  • Session 1. Viewpoints: reflections from asset managers and asset owners around the world
  • Session 2. Consultants under challenge
  • Session 3. The power of culture

1st July
Confronting new realities about resilience and sustainability

  • Session 1. Interview with Marg Franklin
  • Session 2. How sustainability must confront new realities
  • Session 3. Spotlight session on climate risk

2nd July 11.00 am BST
Live with the Institute

  • A recording of the live sessions is now available