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Kathryn Graham
Head of Strategy Coordination, Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS)

Kathryn 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. 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.

Kathryn 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, setting up a team tasked with managing liability risk and undertaking various projects related to scheme strategy.

Kathryn’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. She was educated at Edinburgh University, where she was awarded an MA in Economics and Mathematics. Kathryn is a Trustee of the Hedge Fund Standards Board and a member of the London Board of 100 Women in Hedge Funds.