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Border to Coast – New Appointments

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Border to Coast Pensions Partnership (“Border to Coast”), one of the largest public sector pension pools in the UK, has made a range of appointments as it continues to expand its investment and research teams.

The appointments follow a series of new fund launches at Border to Coast, including the £2.5bn Sterling Investment Grade Credit fund in April 2020, and the £5bn Global Equity Alpha fund in November 2019.  Border to Coast is also in the process of selecting managers for its new Multi-Asset Credit Fund, which is expected to see up to £3bn transition into the pool from its Partner Funds.

Rachel Elwell, CEO at Border to Coast, said, “We were established by our Partner Funds with a clear vision and purpose and I am delighted at the high calibre of talent joining Border to Coast to support us deliver on them.  While these are uncertain times, we remain focussed on delivering a positive difference for our Partner Funds.”

Three people have joined the Investment team:

  • Daniel Loughney – Portfolio Manager, Fixed income
    Daniel is a global multi sector fixed income portfolio manager with over 25 years’ experience. He has held positions at major global asset managers including Head of Institutional Sovereign Fixed Income at Legal and General, Head of Emerging Market Debt at West LB and most recently Senior Vice President Head EMEA Rates and Currency at AllianceBernstein.
  • James Thelwell – Portfolio Manager, Alternatives
    James joins from Greater Manchester Pension Fund where he spent 5 years focused on infrastructure with GLIL Infrastructure. Prior to joining GMPF, James worked in the accountancy profession with roles in both practice and industry.
  • Luc Pascal – Assistant Portfolio Manager
    Luc will help oversee existing external funds and support the development of new fund offerings. He joins from Lane Clark & Peacock where he provided investment advice to institutional investors (primarily pension schemes and charities) and conducted investment research.  Prior to this he spent five years working as an Investment Consultant at KPMG.

There are also two new joiners to Border to Coast’s Research Team:

  • Hernan Enriquez – Research Manager
    Hernan joins from the asset manager IFDC where he was a senior research analyst for 13 years covering Japan and emerging markets.  Prior to this he worked for Mitsubishi UJF Securities International as an emerging market economist.
  • Guy Norman – Research Manager
    Guy joins from Aberdeen Standard Investments where he was an equity analyst for 4 years focused on emerging markets. Prior to this he worked for Accenture.

Head of Research, Sarah Jane Burns said, “Border to Coast continues to invest in attracting high quality research personnel to support its internal investment function.  Independent, detailed research is the cornerstone of delivering positive results for our Partner Funds.”

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