UPP welcomes Chief Investment Officer and Senior Managing Director of Private Markets


Today marks another celebratory milestone for UPP, with the arrival of the Plan’s inaugural Chief Investment Officer (CIO), Aaron Bennett, and Senior Managing Director of Private Markets, Peter Martin Larsen.

Our investment approach is a cornerstone of our pension promise and core to our identity. The knowledge and expertise of these two leaders will be instrumental in establishing an innovative, risk-optimized investment strategy grounded on the Plan’s mission of retirement security and responsible investing.

“Today, UPP welcomes two seasoned, versatile investment leaders with global vision, deep expertise and a core commitment to sustainable investing. We could not ask for better ambassadors to help shape and lead UPP’s investment vision,” said Barbara Zvan, President & CEO.

As incoming CIO and a member of UPP’s Executive Leadership Team, Aaron will lead all aspects of UPP’s global investment strategy and risk management and operations.

Reporting to the CIO, Peter Martin Larsen joins as UPP’s Senior Managing Director, Private Markets, responsible for developing UPP’s private market strategy and building internal knowledge of global private marketplaces and emerging industries.

Aaron Bennett, Chief Investment Officer, UPP

Aaron Bennett, Chief Investment Officer (CIO)
“I’m proud to help contribute to the retirement security of professionals who play a vital role in our society. Through both my professional and personal life as the son of a professor, I’ve seen the positive impact of a well-managed pension. I look forward to working closely with UPP’s exceptional leadership team to develop a dependable and innovative investment strategy.”

Peter Martin Larsen, Senior Managing Director, Private Markets, UPP

Peter Martin Larsen, Senior Managing Director of Private Markets
“I’m incredibly impressed with UPP’s leadership and vision to enhance the long-term sustainability of the pension plan. I look forward to creating market-leading returns for our members and building a resilient, private markets portfolio with a strong long-term focus.”

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