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USS hires BT’s Kathryn Graham
21 February 2014
To lead strategy coordination for the £40bn scheme
Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) has hired Kathryn
Graham to head up strategy coordination within its investment
She most recently worked for BT Pension Scheme Management
(BTPSM) – the pension advisory arm of
BT’s pension fund - as director and head of
Graham’s new role involves managing the key
workflows that support the development of USS’s
strategic asset allocation, and managing interlinked
developments, operations and risk control. Her team is in
charge of allocating external managers.
"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," said Roger Gray, chief investment officer.
Graham had worked at Hermes/BTPSM since 2004, where she joined
from Progressive Alternative Investments. She started her
career at SG Warburg in 1994 in fixed income derivatives.
She is a trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board and a member
of the London Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.