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Yusuf Samad

Investment Principal at Pension Protection Fund


Yusuf is Principal – Alternatives at the Pension Protection Fund responsible for managing investments in alternatives including real estate, private equity and credit.Before joining the PPF in 2012, Yusuf was a senior investment consultant with Aon Hewitt advising UK pension schemes.  Formerly a trustee and investment committee member of the Citibank (UK) Pension Scheme, Yusuf is presently a trustee of the Sodexo Pension Scheme.  He also coordinated the activities of the Marathon Club, a group of trustees and senior executives promoting a long-term approach to investment. Yusuf has over 25 years experience as a banker with Citibank. He was a Senior Credit Officer and Managing Director for relationship banking with the fund management sector in the UK and Europe and a corporate banker in Bahrain and Pakistan. Yusuf is a Fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals, a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a CAIA (Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). He was Chairman of CFA UK and served on its board for 11 years. Yusuf holds an MBA from the University of Wisconsin- Madison and a BS in Electrical Engineering from the same university.

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