Mercer has picked up UK pensions scheme expert Robert Evans, who joins from Buck Consultants. In his new role as Principal, Evans will advise the firm’s Retirement business clients around UK pensions schemes, support the development of the pensions policy landscape in the UK and interpret legislative issues for trustee and corporate clients.
Prior to joining Mercer, Robert Evans worked for Buck Consultants at Xerox* as a Principal. In the role, he held seven scheme actuary appointments (scheme sizes ranging from £20 million to £500 million), providing business-as-usual advice as well as solving technical issues for clients. Previously, between 2004 and 2011, he was a Senior Consulting Actuary at the firm. Earlier roles include Actuarial student at Mercer, for almost two years, and Actuarial Assistant at Towers Perrin (nowadays Willis Towers Watson), where he started his career in 1998. Evans holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from University of Leeds.
Mercer recently announced the appointment of Evans. He joins the firm as Principal in its Retirement business as well as taking up a role in its Innovation, Policy and Research team. In his new role, in the retirements practice, Evans is responsible for advising corporates and trustees on matters pertaining to UK pension schemes. Evans’s role within the Innovation, Policy and Research team will see his more than 15 years of experience call upon to support the development of the pensions policy landscape in the UK, and interprets legislative issues for trustee and corporate clients.
Commenting on the new appointment, Tony Pugh, Mercer’s London Retirement Consulting Leader says “The UK pension market continues to evolve and our clients require us to work with them to solve their problems - weighing up each individual situation to achieve the right solution. Robert’s track record in doing this makes him an ideal fit for Mercer.”
Evans says “I’ve joined Mercer at an exciting time in an industry which is currently characterised by innovation. Mercer continues to demonstrate its strength in this area with the UK release of Mercer Pension Risk Exchange in 2015 and SmartDB.”
* Buck Consultants was added to Xerox's human resource outsourcing services group following its 2010 purchase of Buck's former parent company, Affiliated Computer Services. In July 2014 Buck Consultants rebranded as ‘Buck Consultants at Xerox’ to reflect Xerox brand unity.