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RPMI Railpen hires investment risk chief
01 May 2014
Railways Pension Scheme manager creates post as part of new investment leadership team
RPMI Railpen has appointed Richard Williams to a new post of
chief investment risk officer, to oversee the £20bn
($33.8bn) portfolio that it manages for the Railways Pension
Williams was previously serving RPMI Railpen as an external
He will now be part of a new internal investment leadership
team, along with investment directors Paul Bishop and Ciaran
Barr, which will report to CEO Chris Hitchen.
"I am truly delighted to be working with Richard [Williams],
whom I have known and admired for many years as a thoughtful,
risk-aware asset manager. His appointment is a key
development for the business as we strengthen our internal
capabilities to ensure that we can implement our investment
ideas in the most efficient, effective way." said Hitchen.
"I have very much enjoyed serving RPMI Railpen over many
years as an external asset manager and am now delighted to
move in-house. I look forward to working within the
excellent and ambitious team and contributing to long term
success," added Williams.
Williams has more than 20 years' experience of institutional
investment, having been chief investment officer at Fischer,
Francis, Trees and Watts and more recently a partner of
BlueCrest Capital Management.