Thinking Ahead Group

Hedge Funds

Super funds get closer to optimal long term investing

Superannuation funds are tapping into a global research project to find a new form of long-term investment management. The Thinking Ahead Institute is pooling feedback from a group of 31 international fund managers and pension funds to help create the structure for a long term mandate that has scale, low fees and ultimately gives members […]
Hedge Funds

Where standard risk
approaches fail

Towers Watson is recommending better, broader ways of measuring and monitoring risk, and uses the concept of the “irreversibility of time” to illustrate where standard approaches to risk and return can fall down. Martin Goss, senior investment consultant with Towers Watson and a member of the Thinking Ahead Group, said that investment is “about an […]
Investment Strategy

Size and scalability up, fees down

The world’s largest asset managers should be using the advantages of their size and scalability to adjust their fee structures, according to Craig Baker, global head of manager research at Towers Watson, which just released this year’s Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500. “The advantage of a large manager is they could structure their fees […]