Hewitt EnnisKnupp Names Thompson Investment Solutions Leader

John Thompson, Jr. joined the institutional advisory solutions division of Hewitt EnnisKnupp, an Aon PLC company, as partner and head of investment solutions.

Thompson will work closely with Hewitt EnnisKnupp’s investment and research teams to provide global asset allocation, global investment manager research, risk management and portfolio construction advisory services, as well as tailor-made alternative solutions across hedge funds, private equity and real estate. He reports to J.J. Wilczewski, practice leader for the unit, and is based in Chicago.

Thompson brings more than 12 years of investment leadership experience from Morningstar Investment Management, where he focused on advisory, consulting, implementation, management and portfolio management. Most recently, he was senior vice president, head of investment implementation and oversight for more than $180 billion in assets under advisement. Before joining Morningstar, Thompson held several senior investment leadership positions with Ibbotson Associates.

Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Truman State University, a master’s degree in Latin American studies and a master’s of business administration from the University of Chicago. Thompson was also a Fulbright Scholar in Montevideo, Uruguay.