Mapping the investment world

Visual description of how a pension scheme might align with a net zero target

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To understand a complicated system, look at it from a new angle. Take an aerial view. See what all the parts really are. See how they connect.

A small Quietroom team worked with 20 experts from across the industry to map out the investment world. Who are you connected to? Who do you need to be connected to?

Where does capital really go? Is it reaching the places it needs to reach, to solve problems, to lead to good outcomes for investors and for the world?

What’s going to change?

What’s stopping you making the impact you want to make?

Who’s really influencing how the money flows?

Some see investment as a collection of products. Some see processes. Some see relationships – between organisations, institutions, people. And some see a system that’s dependent on and influenced by the systems around it.

Mapping the investment world can show whether products are fit for purpose, whether processes smooth the way or put up obstacles, and which relationships need to be stronger or better understood.

This isn’t a finished article

This map will always be a work in progress. Fortunes rise and fall, systems evolve, the shape of the economy changes. And if you know your corner of the investment world well, you’ll be able to tell us where we’ve gone wrong, or not quite captured how the system connects. So please do.

Download your copy of the map, let us know what you think and how you’re using it.