Research

Thinking Ahead Institute research

This page is a summary of all of the Thinking Ahead Institute research papers published since 2015, sorted by research stream. 

This page provides an index, by topic, of all Thinking Ahead Institute research published since 2015. There are numerous slide decks that underpin these research publications, these are all available to members on request.

TopicResearch Papers
Asset classes of tomorrow Chinese capital markets
Securitisation meets blockchain
Private equity
The asset manager of tomorrow
The asset owner of tomorrow
Thinking Ahead Institute assessment of Smart Leadership. Sound Followership*
Culture
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Uncover our culture study
The impact of culture on institutional investors – 2019
Culture as a measurable edge*
Culture and leadership*
The impact of culture on institutional investors – 2015*
Decision-makingCollective decision-making in action*
Fundamental return attribution*
Better decision-making: a toolkit
How to choose? 
Defined contributionDC: the engagement tree
Lifetime income – the DC system’s missing design feature
DC: the movie
Proposing a stronger DC purpose
Compendium of DC research*
Shifts for the DC organisation of tomorrow*
Investment as a ecosystemCase studies from the ecosystem – applying an ecosystem perspective*
System thinking and investment – introducing the ecosystem perspective
Integrated reporting Integrated reports – members page*
Integrated reports – public page
Long-horizon investingLong-horizon investing webinar
Investing in equity factors for the long run (joint with Amundi)
What you think you become
Patience: not merely a virtue but an asset
Converting the 99 – long-horizon investing beliefs
The search for a long-term premium 
General investmentGoing from good to great
Extreme risks
The future of asset management
Stronger investment theory
To bonus or not to bonus?
Compensation and incentives*
Going above and beyond: stronger investment theory and practice
Total Portfolio Approach (TPA)
State of the industryState of the industry – part I
State of the industry – part II
State of the industry – part III
Sustainability and value creation
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Sustainability impact: An investors guide to communicating value created*
Sustainability beliefs: a new measurement tool
Sustainability portfolio construction: connecting sustainability risks to asset class returns
Sustainability portfolio construction case studies*
Mission critical: understanding value creation
Connecting the dots: understanding purpose in the investment industry
Sustainability webinar series – purpose and value in investment industry videos
Sustainability ‘beliefs to action’ webinars 
Scenario LearningIt’s story time: The why, how and what of scenario learning
Wot we wrote
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Risk, return and impact | moving towards 3-D investing
Value creation
Here be dragons 
Book reviewsAI superpowers – China, Silicon Valley, and the new world order
There is no planet b by Mike Berners-Lee
Prosperity: better business makes the greater good by Colin Mayer*
Big Mind by Geoff Mulgan*
The End of Theory by Richard Bookstaber*
Doughnut Economics by Kate Raworth*

*Available to members only