Mercer Appoints West Market Investment Director

Christine Carolan has been appointed by Mercer Investments as investment director for its West Market.

The West Market covers Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. In this position, Carolan will be a senior member of Mercer’s U.S. Investments business and will have responsibility for integrated delivery of Mercer’s investment services and solutions to the firm’s current as well as prospective clients.

“Christine’s proven consulting and problem solving approach to business development, coupled with her experience in the investment and retirement markets, make her ideally suited for her new role,” said John Nussbaumer, national sales leader for Mercer’s Investment Services. “Specifically, Christine’s experience will be highly valuable as we assist clients and prospects in developing a customized delegated investment model for their defined contribution retirement plans, a trend that has accelerated considerably in the past year.”

Previously, Carolan was Mercer’s outsourcing market leader for its Western Region, where she was responsible for sourcing 401(k), defined contribution (DC), defined benefit, health and welfare, total retirement outsourcing, and total benefits outsourcing solutions and administration services.

Carolan has 20 years of experience in employee benefits, with a specific expertise in DC plan administration and investments. Prior to joining Mercer in 2010, she was a vice president at T. Rowe Price Group and served as a senior sales executive for T. Rowe Price Retirement Plan Services for more than 13 years. She also worked in the DC groups of Barclays Global Investors and Watson Wyatt. Carolan began her career at IBM Corporation.

Carolan holds a B.A. degree in economics from Fairfield University.