Willis Towers Watson has hired Kemp Ross to lead its $75
billion global outsourced-CIO (OCIO) business.
He joins from Aon Hewitt where he was head of solutions
and operations for investment. Prior to joining in 2008, he worked at Mercer
for 15 years.
In his new role, Ross will remain in Chicago and report to Global Head of
Investments Chris Ford. In a statement, Ford praised
business and leadership experience as well as strong investment experience.”
“Pension plans and other institutional investors
around the world, of all sizes, continue to believe that the best way to
achieve their investment objectives in the current environment is to outsource,”
Ross added that “the
trend towards outsourcing is clear, as investors try to match their investment
ambition with the right level and quality of resources.”
qualified actuary, Ross has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Carnegie Mellon
University and a master’s degree in Applied Statistics from North Carolina State
The merger of Willis Group and Towers Watson was completed
at the start of this year despite vocal
opposition from shareholders including BlackRock and Driehaus Capital.
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