Mercer Appoints US Delegated DC Leader

Liana Magner has been appointed U.S. Delegated DC Leader for Mercer’s Investments business.

Magner will have overall responsibility for the ongoing development of Mercer’s delegated DC (defined contribution) proposition, sometimes referred to as outsourced CIO, and will assume primary responsibility for new business generation in the DC Investments market on a national basis. She is based in Boston.  

Magner brings significant experience to this position, having served previously as Mercer’s market leader in New England. In this role, she monitored investment programs, conducted manager searches and asset allocation studies, provided performance evaluation to defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans and endowment funds and analyzed portfolio structure to create a more diversified and efficient portfolio.   

Magner has more than 14 years of investment consulting experience with Mercer. She is a member of the Target Date Fund Strategic Research Committee and the national Defined Contribution Committee. She will continue to be part of Mercer’s National DC Leadership Team and will also retain her role as U.S. DC Sales Leader for both the Retirement Risk and Finance and Investments business.  

Prior to joining Mercer in 1998, Magner worked in the investment management industry as a marketing analyst at Quadra Capital Partners, and previously in operations at Boston Investor Services.   

Magner holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in economics from the University of New Hampshire. She is a CFA charterholder, and a member of the CFA Institute and the Atlanta Society of Security Analysts.