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How your money is invested
What actually happens to your contributions once they’re paid? Well, we invest those contributions in line with our investment strategy.
We believe in investing responsibly, by incorporating material environmental, social and governance (ESG) financial factors, such as climate change, into our investment decision-making.
We’ve been involved in Responsible Investment (RI) for over 20 years and we have a large team dedicated to doing this.
They work closely with our in-house investment teams and external fund managers to ensure our strategy is integrated into the decision-making process.
How we manage the funds
USS Investment Management Limited (or USSIM) is our in-house investment manager, they handle our day-to-day investments.
We make investments with long-term investment goals in mind. That’s because it’s our role to ensure the funds are invested appropriately so that we’re able to pay you the pension you’ve earned.
Our investment performance
Take a look back at how the funds have performed over the years for both the Retirement Income Builder, the defined benefit (DB) part, and the Investment Builder, the defined contribution (DC) part.
Where we invest
We invest in Private and Public Markets across the world. By actively investing in such diverse markets, we have more opportunities to provide better returns to help towards your financial future.
Closer to home, around 45% of our investment is pumped right back into the UK economy.
Choosing your investments
You can choose how and where your Investment Builder savings are invested.
You can let our team manage your investments for you with the Do It For Me Option, or you can make investment choices yourself with the Let Me Do It Option. Both give you the choice to invest ethically.
19 September 2023
Our progress to Net Zero
Watch Innes McKeand, USS Investment Management's Head of Strategic Equities, discuss some of the things being done in support of USS achieving its Net Zero ambition.
26 July 2022
ESG – Environmental, social and governance criteria underpin how we assess the impact of an investment and the way companies we invest in are run.
28 June 2022
How your contributions support the UK economy
Do you know where your contributions go?