Roger Gray Named USS CIO

Roger Gray has been named chief investment officer of UK pension system Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). He previously was CIO of Hermes Investment Management, and succeeds the retiring Peter Moon.

USS today announced the appointment of Roger Gray as Chief Investment Officer. Roger succeeds Peter Moon, who is retiring after 17 years at USS.

Roger was previously Chief Investment Officer at Hermes Investment Management. Before joining Hermes in 2006, he was Global Head of Asset Allocation/Currency at UBS Brinson and Chief Investment Officer at Rothschild Asset Management. He has over 25 years of investment management and institutional advisory experience. Roger holds an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and an AM in Economics from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.

Commenting on his new role, Roger Gray said:

“I am very much looking forward to working with USS’ investment team and with the trustees to generate the required long-term returns from a broad and judicious mix of asset classes and strategies.”

Tom Merchant, Chief Executive of USS, said:

“We would like to acknowledge and thank Peter Moon for his enormous contribution to USS over the years and welcome Roger Gray to his new role. Roger brings a strong background in global and multi-asset investment and risk management to USS. We are very excited about this new phase in USS’ leadership.”