The Castle Combe Summit 2024


Delegates are expected to attend the full event. We do understand that this is a time commitment in diaries. Please do let us know if you need to step away for a call/meeting.

"As ever the speakers and topics were engaging, stimulating and relevant. The whole event was so professionally managed. Good to be able to access fund managers, listen and interact."

The mallowstreet Summit returns to the charming Cotswolds and the beautiful village of Castle Combe. Over the course of three days we will hear from a diverse set of inspirational keynote speakers alongside world class asset managers as we explore 'Where Next?'.

Attendance at the Summits is by invitation only and there is no delegate fee charged, if you would like to join us please do register and the team will be in touch. Delegates need only arrange their own transport.

Although the Summit begins with a collective of individuals, this group transforms into a community of kindred spirits united by the mission to tackle the intricate challenges of pensions provision, ensuring timely and complete disbursement of all pension payments. With no more than 25 delegates (Trustees, Chair of Trustees, CIOs, Investment Committee Members, Pensions Managers) at each Summit so you are assured an intimate learning and relationship building experience.

"A great event: a diverse set of specialist speakers, engaged and enthusiastic delegates, strong industry presentations from leading investment leads – all expertly coordinated by the mallowstreet team in a beautiful location. A good opportunity to step away from the desk for a couple of days to refocus.”

At mallowstreet we adhere to a principles-based approach to ensure a meaningful and respectful experience for all attendees. We believe that upholding these principles will contribute to a thriving and inclusive professional environment. Please review our Code of Conduct here: Code of Conduct



  1. Registration and Check In

  2. Lunch

  3. Welcome Address and SOFI Introduction

    Dawid provides an overview of the conference, speakers, and key themes for the Summit. He will also give an introduction to mallowstreet's AI tool, SOFI.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  4. The Time Travelling Economist on Education, Electricity and Fertility

    A gentle rush through 350 years of economic history (and 50 years of forecasts) to show why education, electricity and low fertility are key for low income countries to achieve high economic growth.


    Charlie Robertson, Head of Macro-Strategy, FIM Partners

  5. Session Transition

  6. Investment Masterclass I

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  7. Tea, Coffee, and Networking

  8. SOFI Introduction Part 2

    In this short session Dawid will use SOFI to demonstrate the extraordinary power of AI and will show how we can all harness it immediately for greater productivity and efficiency.


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  9. Motivation & Business Effectiveness

    Drawing on her leadership career in finance and some extremely challenging life experiences, Jenny offers insights and practical techniques to motivate individuals and to improve workplace culture.

    In this session - the first of three, she discusses her research into motivation, its role in improving business effectiveness and how businesses might evolve to offer a more personalised approach to benefit provision that aligns better with what their employees actually value.


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  10. Delegate Leisure Time

  11. VR Bomb Disposal

    As the timer ticks down with just minutes to spare until the bomb detonates, effective communication is key as your team holds the code to your survival.

  12. Evening Dinner & Drinks

  13. Breakfast

  14. Welcome to Day 2


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  15. Folk Wisdom from a Pure Mathematician

    If applied maths is the useful part of maths, does that make pure maths useless? Not according to mathematician turned educator and writer, Junaid Mubeen. He is convinced that even the more abstract areas of maths can serve as powerful mental models.

    In this talk he delves into his toolkit of pure maths concepts, showing, for instance, how axioms can develop our empathy for different viewpoints, how the notion of dimensionality has shaped his understanding of politics, and how calculus helps him make sense of everyday events. Regardless of your grounding in pure maths, Junaid will leave you with a newfound appreciation for its "unreasonable effectiveness" in making sense of the world.


    Dr Junaid Mubeen, Mathematician

  16. Session Transition

  17. Investment Masterclass II

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  18. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  19. Panel Session


    Chaired by Dawid Konotey-Ahulu

  20. Session Transition

  21. Investment Masterclass III

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  22. Lunch

  23. How the Earth Shaped Human History

    When we talk about human history, we focus on great leaders, revolutions, and technological advances. But how has the Earth itself determined our destiny? How has our planet made us?

    As a species we are shaped by our environment. Geological forces drove our evolution in East Africa; mountainous terrain led to the development of democracy in Greece; and today voting behaviour in the United States follows the bed of an ancient sea. The human story is the story of these forces, from plate tectonics and climate change, to atmospheric circulation and ocean currents.

    By taking us through millennia of human history, and billions of years into our planet’s past, Professor Lewis Dartnell tells us the ultimate origin story. When we reach the point where history becomes science we see a vast web of connections that underwrites our modern world and helps us face the challenges of the future.

    From the cultivation of the first crops to the founding of modern states, origins reveals the Earth’s awesome impact on the shape of human civilizations.


    Prof. Lewis Dartnell, Research Scientist, Presenter, and Author

  24. Session Transition

  25. Investment Masterclass IV

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  26. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  27. investment Masterclass V

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  28. Session Transition

  29. Being a Brilliant Boss

    Many technical industries suffer from poor management. In this session, Jenny discusses what people want from their managers, building microcultures and promoting the right people into management positions whilst providing the support they need to be successful. 


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  30. Delegate Leisure Time

  31. Evening Dinner

  32. Evening Drinks & Summit Quiz

  33. Breakfast

  34. Welcome to Day 3


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  35. Management 2.0: The Challenges and Opportunities of Hybrid Working,

    In this session, Jenny explores the challenges and opportunities presented by hybrid working. Introducing the concepts of the office as an organism and organisational entropy, she develops a framework that delivers the best of both home and office working.


    Jenny Segal, Motivational Speaker and Author

  36. Session Transition

  37. Investment Masterclass VI

    Delegates split into six Investment Masterclass sessions over the course of the Summit.

  38. Tea, Coffee & Networking

  39. Atoms for Outer Space: Taking Nuclear Power to the Skies

    Atomic radiation has breathed life into spacecraft for more than 60 years. From Moon landers and outer solar system explorers, to interstellar voyagers, many of our finest missions have been empowered by atomic energy. 

    So, what’s next? In this session, Tim will explore how micro-reactors and advanced nuclear batteries will open the door to exploring the rest of the solar system… and to humanity’s first steps towards becoming an interplanetary species.


    Dr Tim Gregory, Planetary Geologist

  40. Close of Summit with Q&A


    Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-founder of mallowstreet

  41. Lunch & Networking

  42. End