James Leigh-Pemberton

James Leigh-Pemberton was appointed as Chairman of UK Financial Investments on 1 April 2016. James joined UKFI in October 2013 as Chief Executive and then served as Executive Chairman from January 2014 – March 2016.

Before joining UKFI, James was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in the United Kingdom, based in London. In this role, he was responsible for developing the Bank's client relationships in Private Banking, Investment Banking and Asset Management in the UK. He was also a member of the Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Operating Committee.


James held several senior roles within Credit Suisse’s Investment Banking Department, including Head of European Investment Banking Department, Head of European Equity Capital Markets and Chairman of UK Investment Banking. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB) in 1994. Prior to joining CSFB, he was a Director of S.G. Warburg Securities, where he worked for 15 years.


James received his M.A. from Oxford University.

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7th October 2016

Intention to sell shares in Lloyds Banking Group plc through a trading plan
UKFI today announces that it intends to continue to sell Her Majesty’s Treasury’s (“HMT”) shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group plc (the “Company”) over the next twelve months through a pre-arranged trading plan that will be managed by Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc (“Morgan Stanley”).

17th May 2016

Dividend payment received today
UKFI announces that HMT will today receive c.£130m in dividend payments, in respect of its shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group Plc. This takes total proceeds received from the Government’s investment in LBG to £16.888bn.