Elizabeth Fernando

elizabeth fernando

Head of Equities, USS

Elizabeth joined USS in January 1995 as Head of European Equities and was promoted to Deputy CIO in January 2006.  She has been involved extensively in the development of the investment department and the long term investment strategy of the fund, and completed the fund’s first direct private equity investments.  In August 2012 Elizabeth was appointed Head of Equities, which is a new role at USS.  The Head of Equities has responsibility for total equity performance as well as planning, resourcing and budgets for the function and is a member of the Executive Committee of USSIM.

Prior to joining USS Elizabeth worked at Lloyds Investment Managers Ltd in a variety of roles including UK Smaller Companies and more latterly European Equities.

Elizabeth holds an MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and is an Associate Member of the UK Society of Investment Professionals (UKSIP).