Views from USS

Latest insights and commentary on current and emerging pension topics written by staff at USS and USS Investment Management Ltd.


USS Investment Builder: the first year

Naomi Clark

October 2017

In October 2016, USS launched USS Investment Builder, the new defined contribution section of the scheme. One year on, we take a look at how the DC section has performed, and how our members feel about it.

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Protecting Pensions

Guy Coughlan

September 2017

In order to put a price on providing a promised £1 of pension for each year in retirement through the USS Retirement Income Builder, we’re effectively trying to predict the future.

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Investment challenges: the facts

Roger Gray

September 2017

Much has been written about USS’s investment performance recently, with some suggesting it is the reason the scheme is facing some difficult decisions – so I want to set out some facts to address this.

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How decisions are made on future pensions for USS

Bill Galvin

August 2017

USS is the biggest pension plan in the UK by assets. Nevertheless, we are not immune to the substantial challenges of manufacturing retirement income in a world where the future looks more uncertain; these are well rehearsed, both for individuals and for scheme sponsors.

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