US - Investment consultant Mercer has announced the appointment of Kimberly Plumber as the lead of its US implemented consulting business.
"Mercer's leadership in investment consulting and the strength of our investment management capabilities form a solid foundation from which to grow our implemented consulting business in 2009.
Plumber joined Mercer from Wellington Management Company, where she held the position of vice president of consultant relations.
Prior to this, Plumber was director of global asset management for Ford Motor Company, where she was responsible for more than US$75bn of defined benefit (DB) and defined contribution (DC) pension plan assets.
Schutes added: "Our decision to establish Kim as the leader of this business is tangible evidence of our commitment to implemented consulting and our decision to invest in this service offering".
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