Aon Unveils New Unit to Integrate Investment Research

February 17, 2003 ( - Consulting giant Aon has announced the creation of a Global Research Unit (GRU) to integrate its proprietary investment manager research.

According to Aon, the GRU will support Aon’s Investment Consulting practices as well as its UK-based multi-manager business, Aon Asset Management.

David Hunter, based in London, has been appointed as Director of the Global Research Unit to foster business development with multinational firms.   Hunter joins Aon from MyVal Limited, an Internet-based interactive content and services business, which he founded and developed before taking the company public in 1999 and leading a management buy-out and restructuring of the company in 2001.

The Global Research Unit will have professionals in London, Chicago, Toronto, Rotterdam, and Sydney.