UK - The London Pension Fund Authority (LPFA) has appointed Vanessa James as its new investment director, with effect from 19 March.
James will join the fund's corporate management team and be responsible for directing the work of two in-house investment managers, as well as having responsibilities for its investment strategy and £3.6bn in assets.
James had been pursuing a number of private interests since 2004. Prior to that, she had worked as institutional business director at Abbey National Asset Managers.
Speaking of her appointment, James said the LPFA board had developed an "exciting" investment strategy to meet its obligations.
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