Leandros Kalisperas  Global Head of Pensions Solutions - Aberdeen Standard Investments

Leandros is Global Head of Pensions Solutions. Leandros joined Aberdeen Standard Investments following the merger of Standard Life PLC and Aberdeen Asset Management in 2017. Prior to this, Leandros was a senior investor at the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS), the largest occupational pension scheme in the UK with £65 billion in assets, managing the pensions of 300,000 members across 350 individual employers. In his six years at USS, Leandros was Head of Credit, creating and then managing out of scratch a large return-seeking fixed income and credit allocation incorporating active, passive and smart beta; was Chair of the Counterparty  Committee, authoring and overseeing the firm’s derivative and counterparty governance policies and was the company’s representative on the Bank of England’s Securities Lending and Repo Committee; and was Co-Head of External Managers, which included restructuring the hedge fund allocation. In his leadership role for the CIO, Leandros screened innovative investment opportunities arising out dislocations from the global financial crisis, helped redesign the firm’s culture and compensation frameworks, and acted as interim COO. Leandros started his career structuring project finance, equity and convertible bond capital markets transactions at Deutsche Bank. He subsequently worked as a Portfolio Manager at Eiger Capital, a boutique managing a variety of asset-liability structures including a standalone $2 billion SIV and a number of bespoke structured credit investments. Outside of work, Leandros takes a keen interest in the evolution of the political economy debate and recently took a sabbatical to do some writing and policy-making, and worked on the general election manifesto for one of the UK’s leading parties. Leandros holds a BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.



Investment Strategies & Cash Flow Management for Maturing Pension Funds             

July 11, 2019                                    Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

Credit & Private Debt Investing for Pension Funds  

September 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Alternative & Innovative Investment Strategies Conference for Pension Funds 

September 12, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London   

ESG & Sustainable Investment Issues for Dutch Pension Funds 

September 24, 2019

Apollo Hotel, Amsterdam 

Nordic Institutional Investors' Conference

October 3, 2019

7A Strandvägen, Stockholm

Property & Infrastructure Investment Strategies for Pension Funds 

October 10, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Current Investment Issues for Pension Funds                  

November 7, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London

ESG & Topical Investment Issues for Local Authority Pension Investors

November 14, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London 

Annual Northern Investment Conference for Pension Funds 

November 21, 2019

The Met Hotel, Leeds

Private Equity & Debt Investors' Annual Seminar

December 5, 2019

Le Meridien Piccadilly, London