Mercer has picked up pensions specialist Lynn Esenwine. In anticipation of the expansion of the Pension Risk Transfer market in the US, the firm is bringing in Esenwine’s expertise to support clients with, among others, buyout transactions, investment strategies and risk management.
Prior to joining the global HR consultancy, Esenwine worked for the MassMutual Financial Group as a Vice President of Pension Buy Out, where she started mid-way through last year. Previously, between 2002 and 2015, Esenwine worked at Prudential Retirement. In her last role at the company, Esenwine served as Vice President of the mid-market Pension Risk Transfer unit. Earlier positions include the role of Sales Director, in the firm’s Tax Exempt practice, and Actuarial Analyst in its Pricing & Finance practice. In 2001 she started her career at consulting firm Towers Perrin (nowadays Willis Towers Watson) as an Actuarial Analyst.
Lynn Esenwine holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science, Math and Business Logistics from Penn State University and an Executive Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
Esenwine joins Mercer as a Senior Pension Risk Transfer (PRT) consultant within the firm’s Financial Strategy Group (FSG). In her new role she will leverage her 15 years of experience to provide facilitation for large buyout transactions, coordinate investment strategies and risk management, as well as drive solutions innovation within the market. The addition is part of Mercer’s expansion within the PRT segment, in preparation for expected growth in the coming years.
Richard McEvoy, head of the FSG, comments, “Lynn has had industry-level impact in helping drive the PRT business forward in recent years with her focus, energy and creativity. We are delighted to have her join our Mercer team. Given the nature of Lynn’s former roles with insurance providers, her knowledge and transaction experience will help Mercer enhance execution certainty for our clients and benefit security for their employees.”