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Towers Watson Appoints Chris Ford As Head of Investment for EMEA

Posted on 01 Dec 10

Chris Ford has been appointed as Towers Watson’s new Investment leader for EMEA with immediate effect. Chris joined the company in 1990 and has held a variety of research, consulting and management positions, including heading the New York Investment practice from 2000 to 2003. On his return to the UK he took responsibility for the Investment strategy team in 2004, then joined the EMEA executive committee in 2007 and thereafter the global practice management team in 2008.

Carl Hess, global head of Investment at Towers Watson, said: “Chris has built an outstanding reputation with clients and colleagues alike during his many years with the firm, and he is well placed to lead our Investment business going forward. Under Chris’ leadership, our EMEA business has a very exciting future, building on the excellent position we are in today.”

Chris Ford, EMEA head of Investment at Towers Watson, said: “I am excited to be taking on this role at such a fascinating and challenging time in the development of the investment industry. Towers Watson is a pre-eminent investment company globally and, with the continued support of our great client base and the tremendous team we have, I am confident that we can help clients meet these challenges, and further extend the value we add to their financial arrangements.”

Towers Watson Investment

Towers Watson Investment is focused on creating financial value for the world’s leading institutional investors through its expertise in risk assessment, strategic asset allocation and investment manager selection. It is a division of Towers Watson’s Risk and Financial Services business, has over 650 associates worldwide and assets under advisory of over $US 2.1 trillion.