Mercer Expands Capacity to Support Pension Risk Transfer

June 19, 2012 ( – Mercer Investments has appointed Bernie Hughes to the position of senior consultant in its Annuity Settlement Group.

The group works with clients in developing and implementing pension risk management strategies, pension risk transfer and plan termination.

“Mercer is well positioned as a market leader in pension risk transfer,” said Rich Nuzum, head of Mercer’s investment business in the U.S. “As we expand our capacity to support such assignments, hiring Bernie Hughes is tangible evidence of our commitment to invest in this business.”

Hughes worked for Towers Perrin, and later, Towers Watson for more than 20 years. Prior to joining Towers Perrin, he worked as a director of marketing within the Asset Management and Pension Services group at Travelers Life Insurance Company.   

Hughes earned his bachelor’s in marketing from the University of Rhode Island and his master’s in business administration in finance from the University of Hartford. He also holds a CFA charter and is a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS).