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Aberdeen Standard Investments


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Aberdeen Standard Investments is the largest active manager in the UK and the second largest in Europe, with £583bn of assets under management. *

With our scale and investment expertise, we have the capability to address the investment issues Finance Directors are facing on a day to day basis. Be it short term cash management via money market funds, or longer term allocations across private and public markets. In particular, our range of liquidity solutions seek not only to preserve the value of capital but also to provide investors with a return in excess of traditional bank deposits. Many institutional investors find this type of solution particularly attractive as it allows them to efficiently manage their working capital. A further advantage is that they can help to diversify their cash investments and therefore reduce risk.

* as at 31 Dec 2016






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Barclays is a transatlantic consumer and wholesale bank with global reach, offering products and services across personal, corporate and investment banking, credit cards and wealth management, with a strong presence in our two home markets of the UK and the US.

With over 325 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 40 countries and employs approximately 85,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.



Legal & General Investment Management


Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is one of Europe’s largest asset managers and a major global investor, with total assets under management of £951.1 billion*. LGIM works in partnership with finance directors to provide bespoke investment solutions ranging from cash management to both active and passive equity and fixed income strategies.

We put clients at the heart of our business and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for them whilst ensuring that risks are appropriately managed. LGIM plays an active role in the companies we invest in, from exercising shareholder voting rights to directly engaging with companies at a board level. By playing a part in shaping the businesses we invest in, we aim to unlock value for investors and shape the future and sustainability of financial markets.

*as at 30 June 2017, including derivative positions. These figures include assets managed by LGIMA, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor.

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Mercer Limited


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Mike Harrison, Rebecca Dodd and Kevin Painter from Mercer’s Higher Education Group are at the forefront of Higher Education pensions change in 2018:

  •         Supporting with USS education and consultation programmes including union meetings; all-staff education programmes; and senior team briefings.
  •         Managing down pension scheme costs and risks including mergers; benefit changes; risk transfers; non-cash funding solutions; LGPS exits; best-in-class DC implementation; and fiduciary management.
  •         Advising – universities, RemCos and individuals – on “pensions tax” and the implications for senior post-holders including our hugely popular “pensions surgeries”.

We designed the sector wide DC scheme “UCRSS”; are running the USS consultation roadshows in March to May this year; and have been appointed by the London Pensions Consortium to work with higher earners across the capital’s universities.

We’d love to have a chat with you; share some of our experiences; and show how we can add massive value for your University and for your colleagues.




Royal London Asset Management


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Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) is one of the UK's leading fund management companies. RLAM has built a strong reputation as an innovative manager, investing across all major asset classes, seeking to deliver consistent long-term outperformance. RLAM offer a broad range of investment strategies across a range of asset classes including cash, equities, fixed income, property and absolute return, with a market leading capability in sustainable investing. 

RLAM has been managing assets for various institutions, including universities, since its establishment in 1988. Our institutional business development team and Fund Managers understand the particular needs of universities and have developed investment solutions to fit their needs. We believe in the added long-term value of active fund management and are recognised for the wealth of experience we bring to managing our clients' funds. Our focus is firmly set on achieving the best possible returns for those who entrust us with their assets.


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