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Meet your Corporate Affairs team

  • Dr Daniel Summerfield

    You can contact Dan on 020 7972 6398. Email: mediateam@uss.co.uk

  • Joel Sawyer

    You can contact Joel on 0151 556 0769. Email: mediateam@uss.co.uk

  • Lucinda Kemeny

    You can contact Lucinda on 0207 972 6476. Email: mediateam@uss.co.uk

Latest news

  • 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.

  • USS announces new Trustee Board appointment

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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Investment strategy effectiveness and the 2020 valuation

    Reflecting the long-term nature of the pension arrangements of our members, we take a long-term approach to investment strategy. The overall balance of our investments in the defined benefit (DB) section reflects the primary objective of any DB pension: to provide members with a set inflation-linked income for life in retirement, regardless of what happens to the economy in the future.

  • How USS is committing more to green energy

    In early May, USS announced its first investment in solar energy. Mike Powell, Head of Private Markets, explains why renewable energy is a growing area of focus for investment.