September 30, 2019

New York, New York

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, today announced that three senior leaders in Mercer’s investments business have been named to Chief Investment Officer magazine’s (CIO) 2019 Knowledge Brokers list. In its seventh annual list of the world’s most influential investment consultants, CIO has honored Rich Nuzum, Raelan Lambert and Chad Irish for their roles as advisors to some of the most competitive investment portfolios globally.

Rich Nuzum, President of Mercer’s global Wealth business and a member of Mercer’s Executive Leadership team, has been recognized in the All Stars category for CIO’s Knowledge Broker 2019 list. As a 25-year veteran of Mercer, Mr. Nuzum has provided investment advice to clients globally, including many of the world’s largest institutional investors. In prior years, he has been recognized by CIO as a Knowledge Broker and as the 2017 Consultant of the Year.

Raelan Lambert has been recognized as one of CIO’s Knowledge Broker’s New Guard. Ms. Lambert, Partner and Global Head of Private Debt at Mercer, focuses on market research, portfolio implementation and investment execution for private debt strategies globally. Ms. Lambert has worked in alternative investing for over 14 years.

Chad Irish, Partner at Mercer, has been recognized as one of CIO’s Knowledge Brokers. Mr. Irish has been in the investment consulting industry for 24 years including 17 years with Pavilion, a Mercer Practice, the specialist not-for-profit investment consulting team within Mercer. His focus is providing investment strategy advice for not-for-profit healthcare systems, working closely with healthcare systems’ staff and committees to develop investment strategies for their multiple pools of capital.

“Each year, CIO identifies investment industry leaders who help clients seize opportunities, manage risks and implement investment strategies to help achieve their desired outcomes over the long term.” said Martine Ferland, Mercer’s President and CEO.  “We are pleased and honored to have several of our colleagues recognized for their contributions and impact.”

Chief Investment Officer magazine connects the world’s largest asset owners and advisors. CIO’s website provides news, research, and opinions regarding investment issues and funds.

To learn more about CIO and see the full list of winners as well as criteria surrounding the award, please visit

About Mercer

Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Mercer’s more than 25,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people with 76,000 colleagues and annualized revenue approaching $17 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer.

Pavilion, a Mercer Practice is the specialist team within Mercer focused on not-for-profit client investment programs.  In November 2018, Mercer acquired the investment consulting, alternatives consulting, and wealth management businesses of Pavilion Financial Corporation, as well as Summit Strategies Group. A copy of the press releases may be found here Pavilion and Summit.