Thinking Ahead Institute research

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.

*Available to members only

Topic Research Papers
Asset Classes of Tomorrow Chinese capital markets
Securitisation meets blockchain
Asset classes of tomorrow - private equity
The asset owner of tomorrow
The asset manager of tomorrow
The Thinking Ahead Institute’s assessment of the Smart Leadership. Sound Followership research *
Book Reviews Book review: AI superpowers
There is no planet B, Mike Berners-Lee
Prosperity: better business makes the greater good, Colin Mayer *
Doughnut Economics, Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Kate Raworth
The end of theory: financial crises, the failure of economics, and the sweep of human interaction *
The secret sauce to make your organisation smarter, collectively *

Uncover our culture study

The Power of Culture - research paper
The impact of culture
Culture as a Measurable Edge *
The Impact of Culture on Institutional Investors
Culture and Leadership *
Decision Making ​Collective decision-making in action *
Fundamental return atribution *
Better decision-making: a toolkit
How to choose? A primer on decision-making in institutional investing
Defined contribution DC: the engagement tree
Shifts for the DC organisation of tomorrow *
Lifetime income - the DC system's missing design feature
DC: The movie - It's a wonderful life or Oliver Twist
Proposing a stronger DC purpose
DC compendium *
General investment ​Going from good to great
Total Portfolio Approach (TPA)
Extreme risks - 2019
The Future of Asset Management
To Bonus or Not to Bonus
Stronger investment theory
Compensation and incentives research write-up *
Going above and beyond: stronger investment theory and practice
Integrated reporting Thinking Ahead Institute integrated reports
Thinking Ahead Institute integrated reports *
Investment as a ecosystem Case studies from the ecosystem - applying the ecosystem perspective *
System thinking and investment – Introducing the ecosystem perspective
Long-horizon investing Long-horizon investing with Dr Liang Yin
What you think you become. Building a long-horizon mindset: a practical guide for asset owners
Investing in equity factors for the long run
Patience: not merely a virtue, but an asset
Converting the 99 - Long-horizon investing beliefs
The search for a long-term premium
Scenario Learning It's story time: The why, how and what of scenario learning
State of the industry State of the Industry - Part III *
State of the Industry - Part II *
State of the Industry - Part I *
Sustainability and value creation 1.5°C portfolio working group papers *
Sustainability: understanding impact and value creation
Sustainability series – beliefs to action
Sustainability webinar series – purpose and value in investment industry videos
Mission critical: understanding value creation in the investment industry
Connecting the dots: understanding purpose in the investment industry
Sustainability portfolio construction case studies *
Sustainability portfolio construction: connecting sustainability risks to asset class returns
Sustainability beliefs: a new measurement tool
Wot we wrote Wot we wrote - annual compendiums of forum posts