UK - Piers Bertlin has been appointed senior investment consultant and European partner at William M Mercer, based in London.
Reporting to UK investment consulting head Andrew Kirton, Bertlin will assist clients in formulating investment strategies and selecting and monitoring fund managers.
With 17 years experience in the investment management industry, Bertlin joins Mercer from Phillips & Drew where he was an executive director and global portfolio manager. His responsibilities included management of Japanese equity portfolios.
Before that, he was a founding partner of HD International, a company managing assets on behalf of institutional clients worldwide.
By Janet Du Chenne
Most respondents in this week's Pensions Buzz do not think businesses should be able suspend AE contributions if in financial distress.
Former BHS owner Dominic Chappell has lost the appeal against his section 72 conviction and sentence for failing to hand over information to The Pensions Regulator (TPR).
This week's top stories include Marsh and McLennan Companies agreeing to buy JLT, and the home secretary calling for AE to be scrapped in a no-deal Brexit scenario.
Lesley Titcomb says the watchdog wants closer interactions with pension funds to spot problems sooner and act before having to use its more stringent powers