LPFA appoints new chairman

The London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA) has announced the appointment of Merrick Cockell as its acting Chairman.

Merrick joined the LPFA Board in October 2010 and was its deputy chairman since January 2013, having been appointed earlier in the year as Chairman of the UK Municipal Bonds Agency.. He was also recently named as the Chair of the Crossrail2 Growth Commission.

The LPFA recently announced its intention to move forward with a £10bn partnership with Lancashire County Pension Fund, which will initially be known as the Lancashire and London Pensions Partnership (LLPP).

Commenting on the future direction of the LPFA and his role, Merrick said: “It’s an exciting time to be leading LPFA as we are take the unprecedented step of pooling two of the largest pension funds in local government. As joint shareholders with Lancashire in the LLPP we have been working closely together on every facet of its development and we expect this to continue going forward.”

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