With the significant growth of our Wealth business in an increasingly dynamic market, we are pleased to be enhancing our Investments & Retirement global leadership team to ensure we continue to meet and anticipate the current and future needs of our clients. These changes will take effect September 1.  

After five years of leading Mercer’s Investments & Retirement business globally, Rich Nuzum will take on the newly created role of Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist. In this role, Rich will focus more time on our largest and most sophisticated clients. He will also be accountable for ensuring Mercer’s innovation agenda remains client-focused and at the forefront of the global marketplace.   

Mick Dempsey, previously our Global Leader of Investment Solutions & Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO), will become the President of Mercer’s global Investments & Retirement business. Mick brings a proven track record of leadership, innovation and results to this role. Since joining Mercer in 1999, Mick has held numerous business and commercial leadership roles across our business. Prior to leading Mercer’s global OCIO business, Mick served as an investment consultant, leading large client relationships in Europe and developing solutions across the full spectrum of Retirement and Investment-related issues.   

Serving the needs of our actuarial and retirement clients remains central to our strategy. To ensure we maintain market-leading capabilities across the full spectrum of relevant services to our DB and DC clients, including the design, funding, investment and administration of their plans, Chris Mahoney, our US Investments & Retirement Leader since 2018, will take on the newly-created role of Global DB/DC Leader. During her 32-year career with Mercer, Chris has held a variety of senior leadership roles in the US and globally. 


These leadership changes reflect our steadfast commitment to be best positioned to meet our clients’ needs both today and into the future. We look forward to working with clients and investors all around the world on the journey ahead.  


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