Jeremy Spira joins Towers Watson’s Thinking Ahead Group
24 Jan, 2013
Towers Watson (NYSE, NASDAQ:TW), a leading global professional services company, has appointed Jeremy Spira to the Thinking Ahead Group (TAG) in its Investment business. He joined in January and will be based in the UK.
Jeremy, who is a CFA Charterholder and a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, has 20 years of experience in the actuarial, investment and consulting industries. He joins from Mercer where, for the past six years, he advised clients on all aspects of investment strategy, asset allocation and funding objectives, manager selection and structure, and funding and performance monitoring. Prior to this he worked as an actuary in Alexander Forbes’ retirement funds division and Southern Life’s corporate actuarial department and was a consultant for Gemini Consulting.
Chris Ford, EMEA head of Investment at Towers Watson, said: “I am very pleased to welcome Jeremy to Towers Watson where he will join our influential Thinking Ahead Group. His appointment comes at a time of increasing demand from our clients for innovative thought and new ideas for sustainable, long-term investing. Jeremy has a very broad range of investment experience including LDI, asset liability modelling and specialist hedge fund expertise which will complement the TAG team’s capabilities and help deliver new solutions for our clients’ portfolios.”
The Thinking Ahead Group, which comprises more than ten people globally, is headed by Tim Hodgson and is dedicated to new idea generation and challenging the conventional wisdom in the investment industry, having been responsible for numerous highly acclaimed publications during the past ten years, such as Extreme risks, Sustainability in investment (we need a bigger boat), Defining moments and The wrong type of snow (risk revisited).