Biography

Kathryn Graham
Head of Strategy Coordination
Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd
100 Women in Hedge Funds London Board Chair
Ms Graham is Head of Strategy Coordination at Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS), which operates one of the largest pension schemes in the UK, with total fund assets of over £40 billion. In this role she is in charge of asset allocation and portfolio construction as well as the active risk budgeting process. In addition she oversees external manager selection for public mandates and liability hedging.

She is a former Director and Head of Special Projects at BT Pension Scheme Management Limited (BTPSM), the pensions advisory arm of the BT Pension Scheme, one of the largest in the UK. Ms Graham spent nine years at BTPSM establishing a new team mandated to invest directly into single manager hedge funds before taking responsibility for Manager Selection across the BT Scheme. Latterly she worked for the BTPSM CEO, establishing the liability team and undertaking various projects related to scheme strategy.

Ms Graham’s career began at SG Warburg in 1994 in fixed income derivatives and she has also worked at UBS and Progressive Alternative Investments before joining BTPSM. Ms Graham was educated at Edinburgh University and holds an MA in Economics and Mathematics.

Ms Graham is a Trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board and Chair of the London Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds. She received Hedge Funds Review's outstanding contribution to the industry by an institutional investor award in 2011.