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Roger Urwin

Global Head of Investment Content, Watson Wyatt, UK
Roger UrwinRoger Urwin

Roger Urwin is global head of investment content at Watson Wyatt after having been global head of the investment practice from 1995 to 2008. He joined Watson Wyatt in 1989 to start the firm’s investment consulting practice. His prior career involved investment consulting for Hewitt, heading the investment practice at Mercer, and leading the business development and quantitative investment functions at Gartmore Investment Management. He is author of a number of papers on asset allocation policy, manager selection, and governance. Urwin is on the boards of the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute and the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research (INQUIRE), and also on the editorial board of MSCI.

Articles by this Author

  • Best Practice in Investment Governance for Pension Funds
    by Roger Urwin
    There is increasing evidence to support a link between superior investment performance and an institutional investor’s strong governance. Recent research conducted jointly by the author and Gordon Clark of Oxford University, entitled Best-practice investment management: lessons for asset owners, further clarified this link and identified 12 best-practice factors as being indicative of future success in meeting institutional goals.The research...

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