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AMP Capital hires former pension fund CIO
09 September 2013
Appointment underlines UK local government pension fund development strategy
AMP Capital has hired former West Midlands Pensions Fund chief investment officer Judy Saunders as an advisor.
Saunders will help the firm with its investment strategy and business development with UK institutional investors – particularly with UK local government pension scheme clients.
AMP Capital has recently secured investment to infrastructure funds from various UK local government funds.
Louisa Yeoman, AMP Capital's institutional director UK, said: “Appointing Judy as a senior advisor underlines our commitment to the UK institutional market including to local government pension schemes, which are a significant focus within our institutional client strategy.”
The firm said Saunders' experience would be a “valuable source of expertise” in helping it build strategies to meet client requirements, particularly in infrastructure.
Ms Saunders said: “Having successfully introduced and implemented a truly diversified investment strategy at West Midlands Pension Fund, I remain a firm believer in the long-term benefits of diversification and also the significant role that alternative strategies can play within an investment portfolio.”