Speaker profile: Mark Hedges
Mark has responsibility for the performance and implementation of the asset allocation strategies agreed with the Trustees and fund investment advisors. Mark is responsible for a £5.8bn asset portfolio; with investment manager selection across liquid assets (equities, liability hedging, credit) and illiquid investment (infrastructure, real estate, private debt, opportunistic and buyout equity funds). Previously Mark led the establishment of Nationwide’s Covered Bond programme and its Silverstone RMBS Master Trust funding vehicle. In addition, he has securitised UK Student Loans and a synthetic corporate bond structure along with structured transaction and investment in various ABS instruments. Past experience also includes leading the origination and structuring of social housing, PFI and commercial real estate debt transactions.