Mercer Canada has appointed Rachel Volynsky as its new chief investment officer.

In the new role, Volynsky will be leading Mercer’s outsourced chief investment officer team in Canada.

With more than 20 years of capital allocation experience, she has held several senior roles with major investment firms in Canada and the United States, including SEI Investments and Invesco. She was also a senior investment analyst at the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.

“The complexities and nuances that factor into every investment decision change with each year, requiring a high level of rigor and specialization to effectively manage and grow investments,” said Yvan Breton, partner and head of OCIO services at Mercer Canada, in a press release. “Rachel’s depth of knowledge about portfolio construction and investment management firms in the institutional and retail markets will be a tremendous strength as we look to drive better outcomes for our clients, for people and for society.”