Mercer has hired a former Suncorp executive manager to be its new head of investment strategy.
Gwion Moore is taking the role, joining the company’s Pacific portfolio management senior leadership team.
Mr Moore will be held responsible for leading asset allocation decision making, both strategic and dynamic, for the Mercer Pacific Funds.
He has been at Suncorp for three years prior to the new appointment, working as executive manager of investment strategy and portfolio management.
Mercer Pacific chief investment officer Kylie Willment said the position was the last newly-created role to be filled in her team’s senior leadership.
During the last six months, the company has hired Campbell McCulloch as head of fund implementation and Ronan McCabe as head of portfolio management.
“Gwion’s appointment is the last of three newly-created senior leadership roles as part of our strategy to deliver better outcomes for clients and facilitate continued growth with a stronger portfolio management team,” Ms Willment said.
“Gwion has an in-depth knowledge of markets and a vast amount of expertise in setting strategy for multisector funds across the risk and time horizon spectrum.
“With his specialist skills, we’re in a stronger position to build on our growing delegated asset management business and maximise outcomes for our investors.”
Before Suncorp, Mr Moore was based in London where he led investment strategy at Russell Investments and Mn Services.
He also has held portfolio management roles at Lehman Brothers and JP Morgan.
“Mercer is the largest provider of implemented consulting, as well as the largest investment consultant, in the world,” Mr Moore said.
“Investors are increasingly seeking the expertise and cost efficiencies that come with outsourcing their investment needs.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Mercer’s team to deliver greater investment outcomes for superannuation members and institutional clients alike.”
Mr Moore will commence in the Sydney based role from June.
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