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The Pension Protection Fund (PPF) today announced the appointment of Ian Scott in a new role as Head of Investment Strategy.
The appointment marks the continued evolution of one of Europe’s largest and most important institutional investors. Protecting millions of pension scheme members, the PPF has grown to over £23 billion in invested assets, with a diversified portfolio including involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel and London Gateway port. As the PPF brings more of its Liability Driven and wider investment activity in-house, Ian will be responsible for advising on tactical trade ideas and medium term shifts away from the strategic asset allocation.
Ian is a highly experienced investment strategist with a strong track record in the City. His previous roles have included extensive leadership responsibilities, latterly as head of the global equity strategy team at Barclays.

PPF Chief Investment Officer, Barry Kenneth commented: “I am pleased to welcome Ian in this new role at the PPF as we evolve our investment team. He brings with him a wealth of expertise, and will help build our capabilities in strategic and tactical asset allocation. Attracting professionals of Ian’s calibre to join our award-winning team is an endorsement of where we are going.”
Ian Scott said: “In its relatively short history the PPF has established a well-deserved reputation for innovative fund management. I am looking forward to building upon and enhancing that, especially in the areas of strategic and tactical asset allocation. Having spent over 25 years working as a strategist on both the ‘sell-side’ and ‘buy-side’ of the investment industry I am excited about bringing that experience to such a prestigious and important organisation.”


Notes to Editors
Ian Scott has worked for over 20 years on the “sell-side”, at Lehman Brothers, Nomura and Barclays. Before Lehman, he worked on the “buy-side”, initially in fixed income and subsequently in multi-asset strategy. Most recently he the multi-centred and multi-disciplinary global equity strategy team at Barclays.

The Pension Protection Fund:
The Pension Protection Fund protects millions of people throughout the United Kingdom who belong to defined benefit pension schemes. If their employers go bust, and their pension schemes cannot afford to pay what they promised, the PPF will pay compensation for their lost pensions. Tens of thousands of people now receive compensation from the PPF and hundreds of thousands more will do so in the future. The PPF is a public corporation, set up by the Pensions Act 2004, and is run by an independent Board.
For further press information contact:
PPF Press Office
020 7566 9775
[email protected]