Behave Training Days have been designed by Behave London, a behavioural insight agency which specialises in pension research and communication.

Designed to help attendees get the maximum out of their day, our training workshops draw on behavioural science to give you a wealth of knowledge you can use straight away.

We help you understand yourself, and your members. 

You may have seen our work on trustee decision making and effectiveness for Aon Hewitt, where we created a checklist which helps trustees make better investment decisions. We're passionate about helping everyone understand their own and other people's behaviour, which is why we're offering these workshops free to attendees from schemes.

The Aon Trustee Checklist

Making a decision - any decision - is hard. Making the right decision is even harder. But, if we have all the facts, expertise, and experience at our fingertips, we are fine - right?

Maybe not. Trustee boards are faced with multiple ideas competing for investment, and once these decisions have been made, multiple tasks competing to be implemented first. So where should you begin?

As with any investment decision, whether it’s what you invest in or how you implement your investment strategy, no single approach works for everyone. Each scheme is unique and has a unique set of objectives and considerations. However, trustees can use a single process to arrive at the right decisions for their schemes. By discovering their beliefs, testing them and making decisions with conviction, you are doing everything possible to implement beliefs and not biases.

Aon Hewitt has been working with behavioural insight agency Behave London to research the behavioural biases involved in trustee decision-making. We have created The Aon Trustee Checklist to help with investment decision-making processes.

Robust testing of the checklist showed that it helped trustees of DB schemes to reduce decision-making bias - and make better decisions. By knowing when and how mental shortcuts and biases influenced their decision-making, they were able to take a first step towards distancing themselves from their effects.”