Mercer has appointed William Gibbons as principal in its Insurance Investment Solutions business.
Gibbons joins Mercer from PwC, where he advised insurers and other financial institutions on strategic allocation, investments, asset restructuring, liquidity, market risk, and hedging. He also previously served as a director at Barclays Investment Bank, focusing on solutions for UK insurers.
Under the new role, Gibbons will provide strategic investment advice to global insurance clients struggling with the current low-yield environment. He will also be responsible for developing efficient and innovative investment solutions for insurers.
“Mercer's Insurance Investment Solutions business is dedicated to helping clients diversify their portfolios, increase efficiency, and focus on responsible investing. It's a great time to join the team. I look forward to working with its industry-leading experts to support clients through uncertain times and towards achieving their investment goals,” Gibbons said.
Gibbons will be based in London and report to Colin Tipping, the head of Insurance Investment Solutions.
Commenting on the appointment, Tipping said: “I am delighted William has joined the team. His technical knowledge and commercial expertise will be invaluable as we design and implement capital-efficient investment strategies.”
“An increasing number of insurance clients are seeking to enhance their investment management strategy. William's arrival positions us well and further reinforces our commitment to bringing the best of Mercer's capabilities to insurance clients, ensuring we deliver first-class asset-based solutions.”