August 29, 2017

Switzerland, Zurich

Mercer, a global consulting and solutions leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., (NYSE: MMC), is proud to announce and welcome Gil Platteau as Country Head of Switzerland for its Investment Solutions business. In his new role, Gil will be leading the delivery of Mercer’s market leading investment capability across all institutional client segments in Switzerland.

Gil brings a wealth of experience to Mercer with 18 years of his career in the financial services industry. Gil joins the Mercer team from Rothschild Asset management in Zurich where he served as Country Head for Switzerland. During his successful tenure at Rothschild Asset Management he was responsible for setting up Rothschild & Co’s asset management business in Switzerland cross asset class and client segments. Previous to this, he held a senior position at Barclays Global Investors before becoming Head of Sales Switzerland for the asset management arm of Barclays.

Gil holds an Economics Degree from the Haarlem Business School in the Netherlands and from Yonsei University in South Korea.

“We’re delighted to welcome Gil to Mercer Investments. Demand for innovative, outcome-focussed investment solutions is increasing amongst sophisticated institutional investors and Mercer continues to strengthen our position as the market-leading independent solutions provider globally. We look forward to bringing this capability to the Swiss market via Gil’s appointment”, said Michael Dempsey, European CEO of Mercer Investment Solutions.

By introducing Mercer Investment Solutions, Mercer expands its range of services offered in Switzerland. The investment business is now based on two major areas of expertise. The Mercer Investment Consulting business continues to be successfully led by Philippe Lüthy, Country Head of Investment Consulting. Gil and Philippe will work closely together in order to provide clients with innovative and suitable investment strategies and solutions. 

Mercer Investment Solutions, leveraging Mercer's deep Intellectual Capital and Manager Research expertise offers investors bespoke and pooled investment solutions across all traditional and alternative asset classes and investment styles, ranging from Equities, Fixed Income, Hedge Funds and Liquid Alternatives to Private Markets such as Infrastructure, Real Assets, Sustainable, Private Debt and Private Equity. The business has over EUR 180bln of Asset under Management and counts more than 2,000 investment professionals across 21 countries.


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Mercer is a global consulting and solutions leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

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With around 130 employees in Zurich, Geneva and Nyon, Mercer is one of the leading providers of retirement services as well as investment consulting and solutions in Switzerland. In addition, Mercer supports organizations in the areas of human capital and rewards management.