CEO and CIO, Royal Bank of Scotland Pension Fund

Robert is Chief Investment Officer of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group Pension Fund, responsible for the assets in the Group Pension Fund (c. £46bn) and Chair of Trustees of the Royal Bank of Scotland Retirement Savings Plan (DC). Robert joined RBS in January 2010.  He spent the previous 6 years as Head of UK Equities at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership responsible for managing segregated and pooled mandates for clients and performance of the UK equity desk of 12 investment professionals and £15bn of assets.

Robert started his career in London with Phillips & Drew fund managers (latterly UBS Asset Management) in 1986, remaining with the firm for 15 years, managing pension fund assets on behalf of corporates and public bodies.  He moved to Scotland in 2001 to head up UK equities at Edinburgh Fund Managers before moving to Scottish Widows Investment Partnership in 2003.