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Railpen positions for fiduciary future

Michelle Ostermann, managing director of investments at the £30 billion Railpen discusses the pension fund's continued evolution including ongoing organisational change, more assets in-house, a new investment decision making framework, and an increased allocation to private assets.
FIS Cambridge '19

How to build innovation

Innovation is more important than ever given the uncertain and ambiguous times that lie ahead for institutional investors like climate change, political dysfunction and poor returns. “Returns can only come from an ecosystem that works and we need innovation to do this,” said Roger Urwin, global head of investment content, Willis Towers Watson speaking at the Fiduciary Investors Symposium at Cambridge University.
Governance

Railpen, the open DB fund with locomotion

Despite the constant pull on Railpen chief executive Chris Hitchen’s expertise in other directions, most recently helping to run NEST, the UK government’s new low-cost pension scheme, he is resolute that his primary task is ensuring Railpen, inhouse manager of the £19-billion ($30.4 billion) pension scheme for Britain’s rail industry, successfully delivers on its monthly […]
Analysis

Lessons for US investors in Railpen ‘say on pay’ report

A report conducted by the investment division of the ₤15 billion ($24 billion) UK pension fund, Railpen, examines the impact that six years of advisory shareowner votes have had on pay in the UK, leading to some important lessons for contemporaries in the US as they approach a similar regulatory environment and some recent leadership […]