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21 January 2022

MJ Hudson selected by £35bn UK local government pension pool as private markets adviser

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MJ Hudson awarded multi-year mandate to advise the ACCESS local government pension scheme (“LGPS”) pool on private markets strategy and manager selection, and on individual investment opportunities.

LONDON: MJ Hudson, the specialist solutions provider to the asset management industry, today announces it has been confirmed by the £35bn ACCESS Pool as investment adviser for its illiquid and private markets investments. This is the latest in a number of significant contract wins during a period of accelerated growth for MJ Hudson’s investment consulting business, which has seen its assets under advice more than double in less than three years.

MJ Hudson’s investment consulting team helps pension funds and other institutional investors design and implement single and multi-asset class investment programmes, with a focus on private markets and other alternative investments. The experienced team provides manager selection and monitoring and a range of further services through dedicated teams in areas such as ESG, transition management, performance analytics, and legal and structuring services.

ACCESS is a collaboration of 11 LGPS authorities which enables investments on behalf of more than one million members and 3,250 public sector employers. These consist of almost £35bn of pooled pension assets, as of 31 December, 2021.

Joanne Job, Managing Director in MJ Hudson’s Investment Advisory team said:

“Private markets continue to grow in importance for institutional investors, including local authority pension funds, and we are delighted to support ACCESS and its member authorities in this multi-year partnership. Private markets investing comes with its own challenges but, with the right adviser, investors can achieve strong, sustainable returns.”

Cllr Mark Kemp-Gee, Chairman of the ACCESS Joint Committee commented:

“This long-term partnership with MJ Hudson is part of an important next phase in our development. MJ Hudson’s experience of successfully working with the LGPS and extensive private markets expertise make them the ideal partners for this process.”

More on MJ Hudson’s investment consulting expertise can be found here.

Contact:

Joanne Job
Managing Director, Investor consulting
joanne.job@mjhudson.com
Tel: +44 20 3463 3200

Katherine Hazelden
Public Relations
katherine.hazelden@mjhudson.com
Tel: +44 20 3463 3200 M: +44 (0) 7796 547 454

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