Mercer Germany strengthens investment solutions division with new appointment

Mercer Germany has strengthened its investment solutions division with the appointment of Olaf John as commercial leader, who will represent Mercer Global Investors Europe Ltd (MGIE) in Germany.

He will take up the position on 1 October 2020, and will be responsible for developing business relationships with institutional clients, managing the implementation of the investment solution strategy and driving growth in Germany.

He will report into the European commercial leader of investment solutions, Michael Lernihan, and will also become a member of the German Mercer Wealth Leadership Team under the responsibility of Martin Haep, head of the wealth business unit at Mercer Germany.

John is an actuary, member of various professional associations and is known as the author of specialist articles on the subject of pensions and asset management. He is a specialist in liability-driven investment and has worked in the institutional pension system since the early 1990s.

After starting his career at Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), he spent more than 20 years in senior customer and sales responsibility with global asset managers such as Barclays Global Investors (now BlackRock), Fidelity Investments and most recently at Insight Investment.

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