UK - Railpen Investments, the company responsible for the management of the £15bn pension scheme for the UK rail industry, has appointed Griff Williams as senior investment manager.
Williams joins from Lane Clark & Peacock, where he was a senior investment consultant.
Based in London, he will focus on manager selection for the pension fund across its range of pooled funds. In addition, he will be responsible for monitoring appointed managers.
Williams said he aimed to drive a similar global selection process to that taken when the fund moved into hedge funds and appointed US-based Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, Grosvenor Capital Management and The Rock Creek Group to manage a £600m portfolio.
Originally fro New Zealand, Williams managed equity portfolios for Westpac Investment Management before moving to the UK five years ago, where he worked for Gissings as head of research and then LCP.
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