Hopper, who will be based in the company’s Berwyn, Pennsylvania
office, will manage a number of key client relationships as the lead retirement
consultant. He will also assist with local business development activities and serve
as an adviser on pension risk management.
Hopper joins Buck Consultants from Mercer after spending 25 years
in the Philadelphia office. As partner, Hopper was a founding member of
Mercer’s U.S. Financial Strategy Group, which was established to integrate the
firm’s asset and liability expertise to provide multidisciplinary defined
benefit plan risk management advice.
“Jerry’s proven expertise in pension risk
management and skill in business development will be instrumental in helping to
further develop Buck’s retirement and investment business,” said Steve Brown,
Buck’s Philadelphia market leader.
Hopper earned his bachelor’s in mathematics from Penn State
University, and is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and an enrolled actuary