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  • USS Trustee consultation illustrates wide range of potential outcomes to 2020 valuation

    The Trustee of USS has today launched a consultation with Universities UK (UUK) on key aspects of the pension scheme’s 2020 valuation.

  • USS announces board changes including new Chair

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited – the trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – today announces a number of board changes including the official start date of new Chair, Dame Kate Barker.

  • USS publishes annual Report and Accounts

    Universities Superannuation Scheme has published its 2020 annual Report and Accounts, noting strong long-term investment returns but a sharp rise in its funding deficit due to the impact of COVID-19.

  • USS strengthens its Trustee Board

    USS, the largest private pension scheme in the UK, is appointing the former CEO of Church Commissioners for England as a non-executive director.

  • JNC appoints new Chair

    Sir Andrew Cubie has retired as Chair of USS’s Joint Negotiating Committee (JNC). He will be succeeded by Judith Fish of Dalriada Trustees Limited, an Accredited Professional Trustee and Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries who has more than 25 years’ experience working in pensions as a scheme actuary, corporate adviser, employer and as a trustee.

  • USS appoints Lindsey Matthews as Chief Risk Officer

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited – the trustee of the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – has appointed Lindsey Matthews to the Group Executive Team, as the new Chief Risk Officer. Subject to regulatory approval, he will take up the role on 21 September.

  • Further reading about USS Investment Managements exclusion policy

    As long-term investors, we fully recognise both the importance of meeting our duties to our client, the trustee of USS who provides pensions to more than 400,000 members, and our place in society as a responsible investor.

  • USS to make first divestments after long-term investment review

    USS Investment Management Limited, acting on behalf of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (‘USS’) – the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – has today announced plans to exclude and, where necessary, divest, from companies in sectors that have been deemed financially unsuitable for the pension scheme over the long-term.

  • Investors welcome net zero emissions commitment agreed with Shell

    Global energy company Shell has committed to take significant additional action on climate change, including a commitment to achieve net zero emissions. This is the outcome of engagement with investors as part of Climate Action 100+, led by the Church of England Pension Board and Robeco with the support of other investors, including USS and APG on behalf of ABP, among others.

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