Brunel appoints new Chief Investment Officer


We are very pleased to name David Vickers as our new Chief Investment Officer.

We ran a competitive selection process, and found David to be the stand-out candidate for his institutional experience, multi-asset expertise and commitment to responsible investment.

David is currently Head of Multi-Asset, EMEA at Russell Investments, a position he has held since 2013. At Russell, he managed a team responsible for £12 billion in AUM across both DB and DC pension schemes.

Prior to that, David was a Partner at Sarasin & Partners, where he worked as a multi-asset manager once again. He had previously worked as Investment Manager at Baring Asset Management

David’s considerable experience and expertise in multi-asset investing makes him a particularly good fit for Brunel, which has already launched a number of listed market and private market funds.

His experience leading an investment team is another key strength. Brunel has experienced teams across listed markets, private markets and responsible investment. As CIO, David will have overall responsibility for these teams.

Responsible Investment

David has significant experience in responsible investment, having provided a bespoke ESG overlay for many of the funds he managed at Sarasin & Partners. Brunel’s reputation in this area is particularly strong – the partnership was named Pension Fund of the Year by the Sustainable Investment Awards run by Environmental Finance earlier this year.

All in all, David is the ideal candidate to lead our high-performing investment team into Brunel’s next phase, as we approach completion of our fund launches. His experience with several major investment houses, as well as his multi-asset acumen, make him a great fit. Just as importantly, he shares our commitment to investing for a world worth living in.

David Vickers, newly appointed CIO, Brunel said: “Having worked in asset management for all my career, I’m looking forward to working within the framework of an asset owner, and alongside Brunel’s LGPS partners, building not just on the impressive investment performance, but also on the market-leading commitment towards integrating sustainable principles in the stewardship of its capital.”

David will begin in his role in the New Year.

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