The PPF has been one of the UK’s pioneers of the internal investment model, bringing various elements of portfolio management – including liability-driven investment – under its own control.
A PPF spokeswoman confirmed that St Hill and Goodman had separately decided to leave the £23 billion fund after eight years and six years respectively, adding: “They have both made tremendous contributions to the fund and we wish them all the best for the future.”
St Hill joined the PPF in 2010 from SEI Investments, where he held senior roles including head of fixed income and head of risk management, both of which were focused on the UK market.
However, the PPF’s latest annual report – published in July – noted that as of the end of March it had a strong balance sheet and was 116.3% funded, with £4.1 billion of reserves and £23.4 billion of assets under management.
In the report, PPF chief investment officer Barry Kenneth said that over the last three years, the fund had outperformed its liabilities by an annual 2.4% over Libor – equating to 60 basis points annualised over its investment target.