Mercer Strengthens Institutional Wealth Team

Mercer Strengthens Institutional Wealth Team

Mercer Strengthens Institutional Wealth Team

  • 13 June 2018
  • Australia, Melbourne

Continued success and strong growth leads to new appointments

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), has strengthened its Institutional Wealth team with the appointments of Emily Barlow and Mark Samuels. 

Richard Boyfield, Partner and Superannuation and Insurance Leader for Institutional Wealth at Mercer said, “due to continued success and strong growth in our investment business we have been in the market for a number of roles in both our Sydney and Melbourne offices and am delighted to welcome Emily and Mark on board.” 

Based in Mercer’s Sydney office, Ms Barlow joins Mercer’s Institutional Wealth team as Senior Associate to help drive value through delivery of client focused solutions and help lead and participate in investment manager searches, asset class portfolio construction research and strategic asset allocation reviews. 

“Emily’s deep knowledge and strategic expertise in defined contribution investment strategy, together with her wide breadth and depth of experience within research and funds management, will be instrumental in helping us deliver excellence to our clients,” said Mr Boyfield. 

Ms Barlow joins Mercer from State Street Global Advisors where she held the position of Defined Contribution Investment Strategist, based in London. Prior to this, Ms Barlow was at Zurich Insurance. 

Mercer also recently welcomed Mark Samuels to the Melbourne office as Senior Associate within the Institutional Wealth team. 

A qualified actuary, Mr Samuels joined Mercer from IAG where he held the position of Reserving Actuary. Prior to this, Mr Samuels spent six years working in the UK for the consultancy firm, Hymans Robertson in the defined benefit superannuation team. 

Mr Boyfield added that Mark will take the lead consultant role on a number of clients and will assist in the management of the consulting team. 

Commenting on both appointments, Mr Boyfield said that delivering strategic advice that is customised to fit the objectives and risk tolerance of our clients is what differentiates Mercer. “Our tactical appointments, such as the appointments of Emily and Mark, will fuel Mercer’s unparalleled breadth of ideas and data that will help our clients drive different outcomes, better results and strong financial performance in a complex and challenging investment world.” 

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About Mercer 

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organisations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Across the Pacific, organisations look to Mercer for global insights, thought leadership and product innovation to help transform and grow their businesses. 

Mercer’s more than 23,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit