Investment Consultant Appointments

by Dami Sogunro

  • 16 Sep 2010
  • PE

A number of consultants have made recent additions to their teams. Senior consultants have been added to the staff rosters at Marco Consulting Group, MHK Group, and New England Pension Consultants (NEPC).

Susan Crotty has been appointed senior consultant and senior vice president at Marco Consulting Group. Crotty is a 35-year investment advisory and management veteran and joined the Chicago-based investment consulting firm in early September. In the newly created position, Crotty will join the firm’s management committee and will primarily help expand the business, particularly in the area of fiduciary outsourcing. She had previously been a senior vice president at Callan Associates.

MHK Group recently named Michael Driscoll as a senior consultant. MHK is a member firm of National Retirement Partners (NRP), a network of advisors that deliver products and services to retirement plan sponsors and participants. MHK Group’s services include investment due diligence and ongoing review, initial and periodic plan design consulting, and provider benchmarking. Driscoll has over thirty years of experience with plan sponsors and his previous roles include retirement plan consulting, most recently with Alpha Investment Consulting Group.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based NEPC appointed Kristin Finney-Cooke as a senior consultant. Ms Finney-Cooke previously worked for Mercer Investment Consulting as a principal, focusing on both corporate and public retirement plans. She will be working out of the firm’s soon-to-be-opened Chicago office.

In other news, following an earlier story on general consultant searches, State Universities Retirement System of Illinois (SURS) received a number of proposals following its July RFP. Callan Associates, New England Pension Consultants (NEPC), Marco Consulting Group, Mercer Investment Consulting, R.V. Kuhns & Associates, Marquette Associates and newly created Hewitt EnnisKnupp all submitted proposals. SURS is seeking a consultant to work with and provide assistance to its eight-person investment team. The proposals will be narrowed down to three finalists in October and a final decision will be made in early December, with the contract awarded to the selected firm on December 31, 2010.

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