LGPS Central Limited hires Head of Private Markets

LGPS Central Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Brown as Head of Private Markets.

Ian will lead both the Company’s Private Equity and Infrastructure & Property teams to deliver the investment returns Partner Funds need to pay their scheme members over the long-term.

Ian has spent his entire 34-year career working in private markets, in advisory, credit, structuring, origination, underwriting and leadership roles.

Head of Private Markets, Ian Brown

He joins the Company from Lloyds Bank, where he built an underwriting-led leveraged finance business by increasing support for larger private equity buyouts in Western Europe. He managed offices in London, Stockholm, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and Amsterdam.

He was then promoted to head of the bank’s Loan Financing division where he led a team comprised of some 100 professionals undertaking origination and advisory mandates in infrastructure finance, leveraged finance, high yield bonds, syndicated corporate lending, underwriting and debt capital advisory.

He was previously head of the leveraged finance execution team at UBS and before that held various roles in investment and commercial banking in the UK, New Zealand and Australia.

Mike Weston, LGPS Central Limited CEO, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Ian to the LGPS Central Limited team. He has an abundance of experience that will prove invaluable to our clients as they look to diversify their portfolios in the private markets asset space. Working in private markets requires a unique level of insight; Ian has worked extensively with most of the large private equity firms active in Europe and is a proven leader. He has had significant exposure to fund financing transactions for private equity, infrastructure, commercial real estate and direct lending funds.”

Ian Brown, Head of Private Markets at LGPS Central Limited, added: “I’m really excited to join LGPS Central Limited at what is a fascinating time for local authority pensions investment. I look forward to providing Partner Funds with the best possible private market products and delivering positive returns for our clients.”

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