Committee Member Profile
Head of Private Debt and Special Situations, Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited (USS)
Ben is responsible for the Private Credit, Inflation Linked Debt and Special Situations Mandates in the Private Markets Group (‘PMG’) at USS Investment Management where USS has total invested capital and commitments of £1.8bn and £1.5bn respectively. Ben oversees debt origination, underwriting and strategy across PMG. In addition, he oversees PMG’s Special Situation investments across funds, co-investments and directs. His most significant transactions to date include the setting up of L1 Renewables, an onshore wind lending platform, re-structuring and repackaging Yorkshire Water’s inflation swaps and the sponsorship of a European CLO risk retention platform.
Prior to joining PMG, Ben was Head of UK and European Equities at USS managing equity portfolios totalling £6bn. Ben began his career as an analyst at HSBC specialising in Utilities. He holds a BA in Business and Economics from the University of Bristol. (01.17)