The ACCESS Pool is seeking one or more Global Timberland investment manager(s)

The ACCESS Pool, which consists of assets totalling c.£35bn on behalf of participating Pension Funds, is seeking one or more Global Timberland ‘Core’ and Global Timberland ‘Impact’ investment manager(s).

It is anticipated that the total initial mandate size across both components will be c. £300 million, with potential to grow thereafter. Further detailed information is contained in the relevant documents which are available upon request.

Interested parties are invited to request the related information and documents by emailing

The deadline for submissions will be 14:00 GMT on 2 February 2024.

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Apex Investment Advisory

Notes for Editors

In January 2022, ACCESS appointed Apex Investment Advisory (formerly MJ Hudson before acquisition by Apex Group in May 2023) as implementation adviser for the pooling of illiquid assets including private equity, private debt, infrastructure, and real estate. As implementation advisor, Apex Investment Advisory will provide support to the Pool in selecting individual investment opportunities and investment managers to build portfolios in a range of illiquid assets.

About the ACCESS Pool

The ACCESS (A Collaboration of Central, Eastern and Southern Shires) is made of 11 LGPS Administering Authorities: Cambridgeshire County Council; East Sussex County Council; Essex County Council; Hampshire County Council; Hertfordshire County Council; Isle of Wight Council; Kent County Council; Norfolk County Council; West Northamptonshire Council; Suffolk County Council; and West Sussex County Council.

ACCESS Authorities are committed to working together and have each signed an Inter Authority Agreement, setting out how they will work together in response to the Governments pooling agenda across the LGPS, and to optimise benefits and efficiencies on behalf of their individual and collective stakeholders.

As at 30 September 2023, ACCESS’ pooled assets totalled £35bn.