London is the home of USS Investment Management Limited – a team of experts managing over 70% of our scheme's £60 billion in assets to deliver strong long-term returns for our members. There's an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, innovation and empowerment, where everyone is united by the goal of delivering smart, innovative solutions that add value. Our Threadneedle Street offices are also home to Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited employees, supporting the successful running of the pension scheme and USS Group companies.

Meet our people

Meet Ryan,
Senior Risk Analyst

"I'm a Senior Risk Analyst within the PAIR (Performance, Analysis, and Investment Risk) team specialising in Analytics. My role within the team is to lead the generation and review of market risk statistics for the scheme as a whole, as well as for USS Investment Management's individual investment portfolios. This contributes to USS's mission by:

  • Allowing executives and the trustee to see the scheme through a risk lens and help them be risk conscious when making decisions;
  • Ensuring proper risk governance in the layers of decision making which lay between the high level investment strategy set by the trustee down to the buy and sell orders of portfolio managers."

"What I particularly enjoy about working for USS is the variety of activities and teams in such a compact organisation. This diversity means that there is a great deal of day-to-day variety and there is always something new to learn."

"Where experts come together. This resonates with me particularly well as there is genuine openness and collaboration regardless of seniority or department. The focus is firmly on ensuring that the organisation as a whole delivers."

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Meet Clare,
Operations Manager

"The Operations team is a control and facilitation function. We have to appraise all investment opportunities for suitability of delivery and lifetime support. Every asset, every transaction, every strategy has to come via us, providing a unique opportunity in the City to gain exposure to all asset classes and add value before, during and throughout the deal completion phases to maximise returns within our risk profile."

"After 15 years, I am still learning every day. There is no such thing as a typical day. As a team and an organisation, we all learn and grow together; we explore and identify opportunity and risk, and everyone's door is always open."

"USS genuinely values their employees, willing to spend money on individual needs as opposed to blanket training. I personally have benefited from one-to-one executive coaching which has had a profound impact on my work and personal life."

"At USS, I have qualified as a Chartered and Certified Accountant (ACCA), a Certified member of the Chartered Investment and Securities Institution, and I am also qualified as an Authorised Training Professional to provide training services to trainee accountants on the ACA programme."

"Trusted to act. Every single person matters at USS. The open plan office and unique flexible attitude to change means that everyone can feed, build and deliver (in a remarkably short timeframe) exactly what USS needs. From day one, people are trusted, listened to and valued. Ideas are appraised and fully resourced. We have a strong legal and IT in-house capability to support and deliver operational enhancements. As an individual, it is particularly rewarding to witness your idea materialise in a matter of weeks and genuinely add value to our members."

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Meet Michael,
Senior Governance Advisor

"I am part of the Governance and Company Secretarial team. We are responsible for ensuring that the trustee has an effective and efficient framework for decision making and delegation. We spend a lot of our time talking to colleagues about areas of their work that require direction from a board or committee, and supporting those boards and committees that make the decisions and oversee how USS and USSIM are run for the best interests of scheme members."

"I think USS is an exciting place to work, where there is a constant drive to improve and a place that feels small enough that your role and what you do can make a big impact."

"Big scheme. Big opportunities. The opportunity to work for one of the largest private pension schemes in the country was a big draw for me and I have not been disappointed. We have fantastic and highly qualified people working to run a large and interesting multi-employer pension scheme and continuously improve the service and investments that support it."

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Meet Kristina,
Investment Associate

"I joined USS in 2015 and I am currently working as an Investment Associate within the Private Markets Team. I was particularly drawn to USS due to my motivation to develop my investment career further within the private markets space and USS's scale and reputation in the market made it a natural choice for me. My role is extremely fulfilling due to its sheer scope and diversity with no single day being the same. I have the privilege to employ a top down approach to investing to complement the long term investment approach we take. Day to day, I analyse key trends driving the markets and apply these to generate investment opportunities across all mandates within the team or highlight key flags to further due diligence within our portfolio. In the past few years, we have capitalised on some key trends in the likes of shifting demographics, disruptive technology and the changing dynamics within the oil and gas industry which shows USS's innovative approach to investing and next generation thinking."

"The team culture is key for me. Acting as a single company with aligned interests and goals, and aiming to deliver the best for our members, is a strategy adopted by everyone across the business. In addition, having a variety of social events throughout the year means you make friends across the office. Going on a treasure hunt or to pub quizzes together as a team are only a few of the highlights to mention over the past year."

"Big Scheme. Big Opportunities. USS is one of the few pension funds in the UK with a distinct leadership position and strong investment capabilities across all asset classes and particularly Private Markets. Being one of the largest private schemes in the UK offers a vast amount of opportunities to develop a well-rounded knowledge of private markets investing by working across Private Equity, Private Credit, Special Situations, Infrastructure and Real Estate. In addition, everyone is encouraged and presented with the means to develop their personality across both soft and hard skills and is given the opportunity to apply these as their career progresses."

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Meet Mohamed,
Senior Multi Asset Strategist

"I work in the Multi Asset Allocation (MAA) team. My role consists of researching investment ideas and strategies with the aim of generating positive returns for the scheme. The MAA team has a very exciting mandate that enables us to take advantage of investment opportunities across all asset classes. We work closely with the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) on strategic issues such as strategic allocation and FX hedging."

"One of the most enjoyable things about working at USS is the autonomy and flexibility I enjoy in my day-to-day work. "Trust and Empower" is the motto here and is very noticeable in all the different areas. This structure enables me to be creative and deliver tangible results that have an impact on the scheme. It also enables me to effectively collaborate with different key holders, leveraging their expert opinions and accelerating my personal development."

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