Mercer Canada appoints new wealth practice heads

Mercer Canada has appointed new heads for its wealth practices in Toronto and Quebec.

Todd Nelson is the firm’s new wealth leader for its Toronto office and Yanick Chainey will lead the wealth business for the province of Quebec.

Before joining Mercer Canada as a principal in January 2018, Nelson was at Willis Towers Watson for nearly nine years. During that time, his roles included senior investment consultant, Toronto investment leader and national defined contribution practice co-leader. Previously, he spent five years at Mercer Canada as an investment consultant.

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“Todd’s breadth of experience will be a tremendous asset in providing in-depth expertise in research, advice and new solutions that help create successful financial outcomes for our clients and their employees,” said Jean-Philippe Provost, senior partner and wealth business leader for Mercer Canada, in a press release.

Since Chainey joined Mercer in 2011, he’s held a number of senior roles, including leader of the international consulting group for Canada in Montreal; market business leader for France’s retirement and international practice in Paris; and a partner and North America leader of the international consulting practice in New York. Before joining Mercer, Chainey was at Willis Towers Watson for 10 years.

“Yanick’s broad international experience in and knowledge of developing solutions makes him uniquely positioned to help us to continue bringing new ideas to the Canadian market across our retirement and investment businesses,” said Provost.

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