RPMI Railpen strengthens in-house investment capabilities with new hires

Railpen strengthens in-house investment capabilities with new hires

08 February 2016

Railpen strengthens in-house investment capabilities with new hires

London, 8 February, 2016 – RPMI Railpen announces three new appointments as the in-house investment team for the Railways Pension Scheme continues to expand its internal asset management capabilities.

Sweta Chattopadhyay has joined the Private Markets team of the £22 billion pension scheme, whilst Matthias Eifert and Tony Guida will focus on equity investments.

Sweta joins the business as a Senior Investment Manager. She has ten years’ experience and joins from Adveq, a global alternative investment firm. Before this she worked at the Universities Superannuation Scheme and ABN AMRO.

Matthias brings with him nearly 15 years’ experience and joins from Macquarie Securities. During his career he has also worked for Bluecrest and Mainfirst AG. He joins as an Investment Manager, focusing on fundamental equity analysis with a responsibility for managing concentrated equity portfolios.

Tony has joined the Alternative Risk Premia team at Railpen as an Investment Manager. He has over 12 years’ experience in the financial industry focusing on equity factor investing. He worked most recently at the EDHEC Risk Institute, prior to which he was at Unigestion.

All of the roles are newly created and will strengthen Railpen’s investment capabilities so that it can continue to achieve its mission to pay members’ pensions securely, affordably and sustainably.

Ciarán Barr, Investment Director, said: “We are intent on delivering more value to our members by selectively increasing internal resources to manage and control more of the investment portfolios internally where it is efficient to do so. The recruitment of high quality, experienced individuals like Sweta, Matthias and Tony will strengthen our ability to deliver returns for our members.