The London Collective Investment Vehicle (CIV) has made three appointments to its management team, aiming to strengthen its responsible investment resources.
LCIV, one of the eight LGPS investment pools, has hired Jason Fletcher as chief investment officer, commencing in July. Fletcher joins after three years as chief investment officer at LPGS Central, and West Midlands Pension Fund prior to that.
Lord Bob Kerslake, chair of the London CIV, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Jason, he has a strong track record of leading on and delivering pooling. The permanent appointment is a key milestone in consolidating a strong top team and supporting the London CIV as we move forward.”
The investment pool has also appointed Jacqueline Jackson to the newly-created role of head of responsible investment, focusing on LCIV’s sustainable and long-term contribution to responsible investing and the consideration of ESG influences.
Jackson joins from Trucost, S&P Global, where she directed business development and responsible investment, assessing investment risks relating to climate change, natural resource constraints and broader ESG factors.
Upon taking up the role in July, she will work with London local authorities to better understand their ESG, ethical and impact needs and integrate these into LCIV’s strategy and decision-making processes.
In April, Cameron McMullen joined as client relations director to develop and lead on the engagement with the London local authority pension funds and working in partnership with them to understand their investment strategies and required outcomes. McMullen joins from investment advisory MJ Hudson Allenbridge and replaces Kevin Cullen, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
He will lead the client relations team in developing and sustaining relationships with LCIV pool members across all levels, including pension fund treasurers and managers, and elected members to better understand their current and future pooling requirements.
Mike O’Donnell, chief executive of LCIV, said: “I am really pleased to welcome Cameron to the team. I’m confident that his knowledge and experience will be of great value to the London CIV as we progress in partnership with our pool members.”