Advisory Board Members

Guy Coughlan


Guy Coughlan

Valuation Programme Executive & Former Chief Risk Officer


Guy is Chief Risk Officer at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), a UK pension plan with assets of over £60 billion. Guy joined USS in January 2015 as a member of the executive team to set up the group risk function. He is also a member of the executive team of USS Investment Management, the investment subsidiary of USS and chair of the Group Risk Committee. His previous role was at Pacific Global Advisors (a subsidiary of Pacific Life Insurance Company) where he was Chief Risk and Analytics Officer. Prior to that he held several senior global roles at JP Morgan, where he spent 17 years and finished as European Head of the Pension Advisory Group. In the mid-1990s he was a member of J.P. Morgan's RiskMetrics team and led the development of the first general-purpose commercial value-at-risk system. He also founded and led the bank's Global ALM Advisory group, helped to found a fiduciary management business for US pension plans (that was later sold to Pacific Life) and set up J.P. Morgan's longevity risk transfer business. Guy holds a D.Phil. (i.e., PhD) from Oxford University, a BSc (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from Henley Business School. He is named as an inventor on a number of US patents related to financial risk management.


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