UK - Watson Wyatt has appointed two new senior members to its investment strategy team.
Sean Kurian and Simon Robinson, who will be based in Reigate, join the team in response to an increasing demand from pension funds for advice in the lucrative investment strategy area.
Kurian, who joins the structured products group, spent four years with Mercer Investment Consulting before undertaking an MSc in Mathematical Finance at Oxford.
Robinson joins from Towers Perrin where he spent three years as an associate responsible for pension scheme valuations and benefit calculations, as well as pension scheme re-design work.
In addition, Robinson is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
Kevin Carter, European head of investment consulting at Watson Wyatt, said both consultants were extremely valuable to the company’s commitment to the sector.
Cater commented: “Their appointment is evidence of our commitment to build our skill base and capacity in key areas such as derivative strategies and risk management.”
The investment strategy team at Watson Wyatt, encompassing the structured products group, now numbers more than 30 consultants.
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