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USS discusses approach for 2020 valuation

Universities Superannuation Scheme has issued a technical discussion document to its sponsoring employers.

It marks the start of a six-week phase of engagement with employers on the 2020 valuation, which will be based on a ‘snapshot’ of the Scheme’s funding position on 31 March 2020.

Published date: 9 March 2020

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Joint statement by USS and other global pension schemes on the importance of sustainable growth

USS, alongside Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement Scheme (CalSTRS) released a statement emphasising our commitment to long-term investing and ESG.

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USS Investment Mgt announces developed equity markets

USS Investment Management, the wholly-owned investment management arm of the Universities Superannuation Scheme, has announced a plan to reshape its developed equity markets away from traditional stock-picking and towards a longer-term thematic approach which better leverages its internal investment capabilities in matching its pension liabilities.

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USS becomes one of first UK pension schemes to enable defined contribution members to access private markets assets

Universities Superannuation Scheme – the UK’s largest private pension scheme by way of assets – has become one of the first schemes of its kind to enable members of its Defined Contribution (DC) “Investment Builder” funds to enjoy the benefits of its “private markets” investments.

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USS appoints Dame Kate Barker as Chair-elect

Dame Katharine (Kate) Barker will become Chair of the country’s largest private pension scheme later this year, when Professor Sir David Eastwood retires from the USS Trustee Board.

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