NETHERLANDS - Mercer has appointed Jelle Beenen as head of its investment consulting business in the Benelux markets replacing Marjolein Sol, who is leaving to become chief investment officer at Dutch asset manager Syntrus Achmea.
Beenen has led Mercer's Financial Strategy Group (FSG) in the Netherlands since joining Mercer in early 2008 and also serves on the alternatives investment committee for Mercer's European Implemented Consulting service.
The Benelux region, comprising Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Belgium, and is the largest pensions market in Europe after the UK.
The Netherlands on its own had US$990bn in pension assets at the end of 2009.
Mercer head of investment consulting for Europe, Middle East and Africa Tom Geraghty said: "We are delighted to have someone of Jelle's calibre, experience and market knowledge lead our Benelux business and wish him well in asserting Mercer as the leading investment consultant in the region."
Sol will leave at the end of the week, confirmed Mercer.
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