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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, the global head of manager research at Towers Watson, which just released this year’s Pensions & Investments/Towers Watson World 500. “The advantage of large managers is [that] they could structure their […]

Towers Watson thinks ahead to map creative investment

Market volatility is not something the Thinking Ahead Group at Towers Watson concerns itself with, it is more worried with understanding the interconnectedness of the world and how that can help create ‘useful investment maps’. With this in mind, head of the group Tim Hodgson, says it recently recalibrated its list of 15 “extreme risks”.

Thinking about Innovation as the new asset bucket

I had a moment this week where I was utterly absorbed by how indulgent my job can be. I interviewed Tim Hodgson, head of the Thinking Ahead Group at Towers Watson. He gets paid to think, and I was getting paid to talk to him about thinking. Anyway, it’s had a knock-on effect and ever […]