James Leigh-Pemberton

James joined UK Financial Investments in October 2013 as Chief Executive and in January 2014 James was appointed Executive Chairman. On 1 April 2016 James became Non-Executive Chairman of UKFI.

Before joining UKFI, James was Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse in the UK, 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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18th August 2017

We have been made aware that members of the public have been approached and offered loans by fraudsters purporting to work for UK Financial Investments (UKFI). Please be aware that UKFI does not offer loans or any other financial service products to consumers. Any individuals who have been approached in this way are encouraged to report this to Action Fraud. The FCA website provides steps you can take to protect yourself, and how to spot and avoid scams from unauthorised firms.

11th May 2017

UKFI Notification re: Annual General Meetings (AGM)
UK Financial Investments Limited (UKFI), which manages the Government’s shareholding in the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Lloyds Banking Group (Lloyds), has lodged votes.