USS investment management appoints head of strategy coordination

Kathryn Graham is joining USS, taking on the newly created position of head of Strategy Coordination within its investment management function.

The head of Strategy Coordination role manages the key workflows supporting continuing development of the scheme’s strategic asset allocation and her team is responsible for allocations to external managers. Ms Graham’s role also includes managing the interlinked developments across investment requirements, operations and risk control and ensuring appropriate governance for implementing the high-level delegations from the USS trustee.

Roger Gray, Chief Investment Officer, said: “Kathryn Graham is a welcome addition to USS. We operate a unique scheme, managing the majority of the scheme’s £40bn of assets in-house.

“Increasingly we are taking a whole scheme view to investment and risk management and through the development of this role we hope to achieve greater synergies amongst our various asset classes and managers to deliver the most effective investment strategy.”

Kathryn Graham, head of Strategy Coordination, said: “I am delighted to be joining USS in this new role; the scheme’s innovative investment approach and willingness to work between the traditional and alternative asset classes makes it one of the most interesting institutional investors in the sector.”

raham brings 20 years industry experience to the role, which has included positions with UBS/SBC Warburg, Progressive Alternative Investments and almost a decade at BTPS/Hermes, most recently as Director and Head of Special Projects at BT Pension Scheme Management Limited.

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