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Latest news

  • USS announces Trustee Board changes

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (“USS”) – the Trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – confirms the appointment of Ellen Kelleher as a new Trustee Board director and the retirement of Rene Poisson from the USS Board.

  • USS update

    Everyone at USS is motivated by a clear duty to keep members’ valuable pensions funded, so that members – and employers – can save for the future with confidence. We understand the concerns of USS members, faced with proposals connected with the 2020 actuarial valuation for higher contributions or benefits that will build up more slowly in the future.

  • Pluto Finance to accelerate lending to SME builders of new UK residential homes following strategic investment from Universities Superannuation Scheme

    Pluto Finance, a leading specialist property lender providing finance to small and medium-sized housebuilders, is pleased to announce a substantial strategic investment by the Universities Superannuation Scheme (“USS”), the UK’s largest private pension scheme with over £80bn assets under management.

Views from USS

  • Progressing our journey to Net Zero - the next steps

    USS announced its Net Zero ambitions in May this year. Simon Pilcher, CEO of the wholly-owned investment subsidiary, USS Investment Management, explains what has happened since.

  • USS responds to Primary Markets Effectiveness Review consultation

    As we have highlighted in the past, USS would be strongly opposed to proposals which could dilute key investor protections and shareholder rights and set a precedent which could lead to unintended consequences for investors in the UK market. USS calls for the retention of the UK’s listing rules on dual class voting structures and free float thresholds and that the principle of one-share, one-vote is protected.

  • Explaining our central projections for future investment returns

    We are currently holding a full valuation to establish how we plan to pay the benefits promised to our members over the coming decades. To the extent we plan to rely on uncertain investment returns, the process involves trying to predict how financial markets might perform over time.