Border to Coast strengthens team

Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (“Border to Coast”), one of the largest public sector pension pools in the UK with total assets of c. £55bn, has made a range of appointments as it continues to build on its existing capabilities.

The appointments follow a series of new fund launches at Border to Coast, including the £1.5bn Sterling Index Linked Bond fund and its £5bn Private Markets investment programme.

Richard Charlton joins Border to Coast as Chief Risk Officer from Deloitte, the professional services network, where he has been a director within its UK consulting practice, providing risk advice to financial services firms. Prior to this he held senior roles in a variety of different roles within UK and global insurance companies, including Phoenix Group, Aviva and Canada Life.

Border to Coast is also expanding the talent and capabilities within its Investment team with the appointment of Lloyd Thomas, Lauren Madden-Queralt and George Kendall.

  • Lloyd Thomas joins the team as a Portfolio Manager to oversee our externally managed fixed income funds. He has more than 12 years’ experience of managing absolute return strategies at Insight Investment and at Mediolanum Asset Management.
  • Lauren Madden-Queralt is supporting Border to Coast’s Private Markets programme as Operational Due Diligence Manager. She joins from Oxford University Endowment Management where she was Head of Investment Operations. Lauren previously worked with Goldman Sachs and PKF, the accountancy firm.
  • George Kendall joins Border to Coast as Responsible Investment Manager, further bolstering its capabilities as a responsible investor. George was previously an investment advisory consultant and member of Isio’s (formerly part of KPMG) responsible investment team.

Rachel Elwell, CEO at Border to Coast, said: “Border to Coast was established by our Partner Funds with a clear vision to make a difference, and I am delighted we continue to attract talented asset management professionals to support us in the delivery of that vision.

“Despite of the impact of COVID-19, Border to Coast has continued to recruit as we remain focused on delivering a positive difference for our Partner Funds.  During lockdown we have welcomed a quarter of our colleagues as we have tried to work as close as possible to business as usual”