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Why we’re ‘thundering towards the cliff’ of systemic risk  

Systemic risk is difficult for investors to grasp because it’s no big deal – until it is. And unless investors adopt a “vastly different” mindset about pricing, it’s going to get a lot worse.

Lachlan Maddock | 15th Mar 2023 | More
2022 a sign of things to come for funds

Global pension assets fell sharply in 2022, but the “global polycrisis” that caused the chaos is unlikely to be a one-off, according to the Thinking Ahead Institute.

Staff Writer | 17th Feb 2023 | More
Why super funds and consultants shouldn’t ‘accept the status quo’

Much of the work Willis Towers Watson does for Australia’s largest allocators is now around investment governance. But the tyranny of distance means the local scene can be a bit of an “echo chamber”.

Lachlan Maddock | 3rd Feb 2023 | More
  • Top asset owners weather a ‘VUCA-fest’, prepare for the polycrisis

    As the world’s top 100 asset managers grow to awesome size, they’re confronted by a “complex and uncertain” macro environment and need to prepare for the burgeoning systemic risks of climate change.

    Lachlan Maddock | 30th Nov 2022 | More
    Aussie funds still number one: Thinking Ahead Institute

    Australia’s superannuation system is leading the world in pensions, but the broader market is still missing opportunities on stewardship and technology. The Thinking Ahead Institute’s 2022 Global Pension Assets Study has named Australia the world’s number one pension market, with 20-year pension asset growth of 11.3 per cent per annum in US dollar terms. The…

    Lachlan Maddock | 18th Feb 2022 | More
    The state of the pension fund world

    The world’s major pension systems enjoyed their strongest year, last year, for growth compared to GDP, since 1998. The bad news, of course, is that the average 11.2 per cent rise for many countries this helped by stalling or falling GDP. The annual ‘Global Pension Assets Study, 2021’ from the Thinking Ahead Institute based in…

    Greg Bright | 19th Feb 2021 | More
  • The real movers and shakers among asset owners

    Thanks largely to the mega funds of Japan, China, and Singapore, the Asia Pacific region heads the world in the concentration of the top 100 fiduciary investment organisations. And these funds are increasingly changing the philosophies and investment styles of all funds. A report published last week by the Thinking Ahead Institute (TAI), the independent…

    Investor Strategy News | 20th Nov 2020 | More