Kathryn Graham, a 10-year veteran of BT Pension Scheme (BTPS), is to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme in the newly created role of head of strategy coordination.
Roger Gray, the £40bn (€48bn) fund’s CIO and head of USS Investment Management, said Graham would be a welcome addition to the unique scheme.
“Increasingly, we are taking a whole-scheme view to investment and risk management,” Gray said, “and, through the development of this role, we hope to achieve greater synergies amongst our various asset classes and managers to deliver the most effective investment strategy.”
Graham, who most recently was head of special projects at BTPS, said the university fund’s “willingness to work between the traditional and alternative asset classes” made it one of the more interesting institutional investors.
In her 20 years’ working in the industry, Graham has also worked at UBS, SBC Warburg and Progressive Alternative Investments, before moving to BTPS.
A statement said her role would see her “managing the interlined developments across investment requirements, operations and risk control”.