Rich Nuzum, head of Mercer Investments in North America, says the firm is building additional delivery capacity ahead of anticipated growth in its investment consulting and fiduciary management business. New hires include:
- Neeraj Baxi, previously a director with Primus Investment Management and a principal with EnnisKnupp, is joining Mercer as a senior investment consultant in New York. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai, India, and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India. He also holds a chartered financial analyst (CFA) designation and a master’s of science degree in financial markets from the Illinois Institute of Technology.
- Brett Horton, previously a director with Duff & Phelps, has joined Mercer as a senior consultant and principal to help enhance investment manager operational risk assessment services. He has more than 25 years of experience focusing on operational risk, due diligence and the detection of operational fraud and embezzlement. Horton’s undergraduate concentration was in economics at Brigham Young University.
- Chris Kohler, most recently with Entrust and previously with Hewitt EnnisKnupp, has joined Mercer Investments as a senior consultant supporting the firm’s endowments and foundations business. Kohler received a bachelor’s of science degree from Pennsylvania State University and an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business.
- Greg Korte, previously founder and Principal of Korte & Associates Consulting, LLC, a specialist custody and investment operations consulting firm, has joined as a senior consultant and head of Mercer’s custody consulting business in North America. Korte has 30 years of experience in the investments service industry. He received a bachelor’s of science degree from Franklin University, concentrating on finance and management.