UK £4bn LPFA scheme advertises for new ESG investment manager to replace Aled Jones

Experienced incumbent expected to stay in RI field.

The £4bn (€4.6bn) London Pensions Fund Authority (LPFA), one of the largest UK Local Government Pension Schemes, is hiring a new investment manager for its responsible investment team to replace Aled Jones, who will leave the fund at the end of September. The fund is advertising for a Responsible Investment (RI) Manager to focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and advise its board on related strategy. It stipulates a requirement for RI experience, preferably within a fund manager or pension fund. The closing date for applications is September 8 with a hiring decision to be taken shortly afterwards.
Jones, who joined the LPFA in 2009 from a similar position at the UK Pension Protection Fund (PPF), isexpected to stay in the responsible investment field but it is not yet known in what capacity. Prior to the PPF, he worked within the responsible investment teams at UK fund managers Jupiter and F&C. The LPFA has been one of the UK’s most active responsible investment advocates. It invests across a variety of innovative environmental solutions and has recently been building its shareholder voting and corporate engagement capacities and in July handed a contract to Robeco, the Dutch fund manager, to vote and engage on about £1bn in global equities in its segregated portfolio.
Link to LPFA job notice