Robert Evans has been appointed as a principal within Mercer's retirement business to advise corporates and pension trustees.
Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) has appointed Rob Groves as chief investment officer (CIO).
Richard Smith has been appointed consulting actuary by Spence and Partners.
JLT Pension Capital Strategies has appointed Martyn Phillips as head of buyout consulting from 2 April.
JLT Employee Benefits has confirmed the appointment of Peter Ball as managing director of the recently formed JLT Investment Solutions.
PwC has expanded its pensions practice with the appointment of a partner and four additional senior hires.
Towers Watson president and chief operating officer Mark Mactas will retire at year-end after more than three decades with the firm, the consultancy confirms.
The focus on effective risk management is sharper than ever, and can bring real benefits to how pension schemes are run, as Alan Botterill reveals
Smaller consultancy firms could win the "battle" for medium-sized schemes in the next five years if consolidation among the top firms continues, Steve Delo says.
The merger between Aon Consulting and Hewitt Associates marks yet another step in industry consolidation.
The middle ground in corporate pension consulting looks set to disappear with larger organisations and niche firms taking the lead, Bluefin predicts.
UK - The middle ground in corporate pension consulting looks set to disappear with larger organisations and niche firms taking the lead, Bluefin predicted.
Lynn Strongin Dodds looks at the causes of the current rise in inflation and asks how long it might be expected to continue and what trustees can do to protect their funds from the extra liability.
Towers Watson has confirmed who will take senior UK positions following the completion of the merger between Watson Wyatt and Towers Perrin last week.
US - Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt have completed their US$4bn merger, creating their new firm Towers Watson.
In the second part of our run-down of the top 10 most read Professional Pensions Online articles in 2009, we look at the five most popular stories of the year.
Consulting giants Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby and Watson Wyatt Worldwide came one step closer to completing their merger when shareholders approved the deal at a meeting on Friday, the firms said yesterday.
Towers Perrin and Watson Wyatt have been granted conditional clearance to proceed with their merger to form Towers Watson.
US - More than half of chief financial officers surveyed by Towers Perrin are concerned about defined benefit pension plan volatility.
Schemes need to prepare for the return of inflation in case central banks fail to control upward pressure on prices, Watson Wyatt says.
The combined deficit of UK pension schemes at the end of the third quarter is set to be £100bn higher than at the start of the year, KPMG data reveals.
Consultancy firms Towers, Perrin, Forster & Crosby and Watson Wyatt will merge, the two firms announced yesterday.
Tower's Perrin's Peter Routledge discusses how companies should address the hole in their funding strategy
Risk sharing has come too late to save the majority of DB schemes, discovers Kelly Gregor. What is needed is deregulation and a more flexible approach from government