UK - Unilever has appointed one of Mercer's top investment consultants to help run its pension scheme.
The consumer goods company has confirmed that Mercer senior consultant Mark Walker will join Unilever's global pensions expertise group in September.
However, the firm said it could not comment further at this stage.
Walker - who has been with Mercer 14 years - currently heads up the firm's London-based investment consulting team, and is responsible for a staff of more than 100.
He started as a trainee actuary in Mercer's Leeds office and became part of the Leeds' investment consulting team shortly before qualifying as an actuary.
Unilever operates both a final salary and career average revalued earnings scheme. The final salary scheme was 69% funded at the end of March last year - a funding shortfall of £1.8bn ($2.8bn).
Last week, an LCP survey revealed Unilever paid more than £1bn into its defined benefit schemes last year.
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