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  • USS increases Thames Water investment

    The Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), has further demonstrated its commitment to UK infrastructure by increasing its stake in Thames Water, the country’s largest water and wastewater company with 15 million customers in London and the South East.

  • USS announces Trustee Board changes

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited – 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.

  • The 2020 valuation

    The contributions members and employers pay into USS, and the way future retirement benefits are built up, are both set to change.

  • 2020 valuation update (31 August 2021)

    After six months of extended negotiations, USS’s Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC) has now determined how the funding challenges facing the scheme should be addressed. This comes almost two years after we first committed to holding a 2020 valuation.

  • USS announces new Trustee Board appointment

    Marian Elliott will join USSL’s Trustee Board as an independent non-executive director on 1 September 2021.

  • USS publishes Report and Accounts covering 'an extraordinary year'

    Universities Superannuation Scheme has published its annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year to 31 March 2021.

  • USS Investment Management announces new Head of Asset-backed Securities

    USS Investment Management, the wholly-owned investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, has announced that Janet Oram has been appointed to the new role of Head of Asset-backed Securities (“ABS”). She joins USS from BlackRock where she was Managing Director and Head of European ABS.

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