Chief Investment Officer – West Yorkshire Pension Fund (coming soon)

Salary: Competitive

Information for this role will be found from w/c 29th August over on TeamBradford (Bradford Council are the host Council for the Fund). If you would like to be informed when the role becomes live please do contact us by email via

A little about the Fund can be found below, or via the links here

The Pension Fund

The West Yorkshire Pension Fund has a good reputation and is highly regarded throughout the sector.  It is one of the biggest funds within the Local Government Pension Scheme, has grown its membership, increased the number of funds it administers and has an enviable track record of successful investment growth.

The West Yorkshire Pension Fund operates on behalf of the five West Yorkshire council’s, hosted by Bradford Council.  The WYPF has about 423 employers within it, and about 300k members and £18bn of our own invested funds. Our low administrative costs combined with the quality of our services have underpinned our success in growing the number of other Pension Funds we administer. These now include 22 Fire Authorities, the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Barnet, and Lincolnshire CC. This means our total administrative membership is around 500k members and more than 800 different employers.   

With regards to our pension investments, the WYPF is part of the Northern Pool.  Unlike other local government pension scheme funds, the WYPF makes most of its £18bn investments directly.  We therefore have some of the lowest administrative and investment costs amongst the LGPS, whilst still delivering consistently good returns.  Our success means we are seen as influential leaders in the market. 

We recently enhanced our senior management within the organisation, appointing an AD to lead on Alternative Investments and creating this new role of CIO, again with a focus on investment oversight.

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