RPMI Railpen expands Private Markets team with appointment of Andrea Ash as Investment Director

RPMI Railpen (Railpen), the investment manager for the £28bn Railways Pension Scheme has announced the appointment of Andrea Ash to the role of Investment Director in the Private Markets team, with effect from 26 November 2018.

Reporting to Paul Bishop, Railpen’s Head of Private Markets, Andrea will work alongside Richard Moon, Investment Director, and will be primarily focussed on growth investments.

She joins Railpen from Tesco Pension Investments, where she held the position of Alternatives Fund Manager, having previously held roles at Amundi Asset Management and Pioneer Investments.

Andrea’s appointment continues the recent growth in Railpen’s Private Markets team following the appointment of Ted Jennings as Senior Investment Manager in September.

Commenting on the appointment, Railpen’s Head of Private Markets, Paul Bishop, said:

“Andrea’s appointment marks another chapter of growth as we develop the capabilities of our Private Markets team. She brings valuable perspective and experience in sourcing, executing and managing illiquid investments and we are delighted to welcome her to the business.”

 Andrea Ash said: 

“RPMI Railpen is rightly recognised as a leading global investor, with a strong and growing reputation for excellence in private markets investing. I look forward to working with the team in continuing to generate sustainable, long-term returns for the schemes’ members.”  

RPMI Railpen to expand Private Markets team with appointment of Andrea Ash as Investment Director