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  • USS strengthens responsible investment ambitions with new Head of Responsible Investment

    Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS) – the trustee of one of the largest pension schemes in the UK – is delighted to announce Sandra Carlisle as the new Head of Responsible Investment at USS Investment Management Limited (USSIM), the principal investment manager and adviser to the scheme.

  • Mike Powell announces intention to retire as Head of Private Markets at USS Investment Management (USSIM)

    USSIM has announced that Mike will stand down on 31 March after 17 highly successfully years at USSIM, including over a decade leading the Private Markets Group (PMG).

  • Consultation launches

    An update on the 2023 valuation

  • USS receives FRC approval for upholding high stewardship standards

    USS has continued to meet the high standards of reporting to remain a signatory to the Financial Reporting Council’s (FRC) Stewardship Code.

  • Court case against USS dismissed

    The Court of Appeal recently dismissed an attempt by two members of the scheme, Dr McGaughey and Prof. Davies, to bring proceedings against a number of current and former directors of USS’s corporate trustee potentially using scheme funds to do so.

  • USS publishes 2023 Report and Accounts

    Universities Superannuation Scheme has published its annual Report and Accounts, covering the financial year to 31 March 2023 – a year marked by significant volatility across financial markets.

  • USS consults on assumptions that would lead to significantly lower contribution rates

    USS has today launched a consultation with Universities UK (UUK) on the trustee’s proposed funding assumptions and methodology for the scheme’s 2023 actuarial valuation and on the Statement of Funding Principles.

  • Thames Water press speculation

    While we’re unable to discuss the recent press coverage relating to Thames Water, we can point to Thames Water’s latest announcement on shareholder funding.

  • Important update on Capita's cyber incident

    Capita previously reported a cyber incident involving hackers targeting some of its computer servers. Capita have identified from their investigations that personal data of USS members was exfiltrated (i.e., accessed and/or copied) by the hackers. To help members monitor their personal information for certain signs of potential identity theft, they will be given access to a leading identity protection service, free of charge, and we are writing to them this week setting out how that will work.

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