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The Investors First Podcast

Mar 24, 2022

Our guest today is Roger Urwin, Global Head of Investment Content with Willis Towers Watson. Roger joined Watson Wyatt in 1989 to start the firm’s investment consulting practice and, under his leadership, grew to a global team of over 600. Roger has been influential with the CFA Institute and their Future of Finance initiative, as well as co-founder of the Thinking Ahead Institute. His investment innovations include three global firsts, one of which is the creation of the first target date and lifestyle defined contribution funds (1988). Roger is also Advisory Director at MSCI Inc. He has a degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Applied Statistics from Oxford University.

In today’s episode, we speak with Roger about his personal background, including a personal tragedy he experienced, followed by his professional background and his work at the Thinking Ahead Institute. We then do a deep dive on the current state of sustainable investing, which includes greenwashing, comparing investors globally, net zero, proxy voting, benchmarking and more.

Our host today is
Steve Curley, CFA & his guest host is James Sellon, CFA (Managing Partner, Maseco).

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