How we work with local government pension schemes

Why R&M for LGPS?

We are highly attuned to the challenges that local government pension schemes face. In working with us, you have access to:

  • Partners whose goals are aligned with yours, to ultimately improve outcomes for pension fund members
  • Market-leading education and ongoing support
  • Nimble strategies based on thorough analysis and significant market experience
  • Creative solutions to complex challenges

We are focused on helping you achieve the returns you need while also being able to manage the risks you face

Our strategies aim to help you meet your objectives and provide stability for beneficiaries and employers, even in ever-more challenging investment conditions.

What we offer LGPS

Through a variety of strategies, we can help your scheme solve some of its most acute challenges.

We offer traditional active equity and also bespoke derivatives strategies such as equity protection and LDI.

We structure solutions around your needs. Therefore, we take time and due care to understand what you need, so that we can offer the service you need, which includes:

Investment management

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Investment management

Where we manage investment strategies of your choosing

Derivatives management

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Derivatives management

Where we manage your liability and equity risks while still allowing you to target return

Speak to our team

Jason Wood

Director, UK Institutional

Jason Wood

Director, UK Institutional

Jason spent 23 years trading derivatives before joining River and Mercantile in 2014. Starting in the trading pits in London in 1991 he has worked for various investment banks including Bank of America and BNP as a Market Maker and a Proprietary trader. Since joining R&M Jason worked primarily with LGPS helping them understand how derivatives can be used to create a better outcome.

Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella Townshend

Head of UK Institutional

Arabella is a director, and Head of UK Institutional Distribution, working with her team to provide investment solutions to UK pension schemes, their consultants and trustees. Arabella joined River and Mercantile in 2010 from Edinburgh University where she gained a degree in Geography.

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