River and Mercantile appoints Senior Adviser to Solutions business

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River and Mercantile (R&M), an investment group specialising in investment solutions and asset management, has appointed Mike Rogers, former Investment Partner at AON, as a Senior Adviser to the R&M Solutions business.

A recognised industry veteran, Rogers joins at an integral time for the R&M Solutions business, which recently announced winning nearly GBP2 billion in mandate appointments ahead of the June deadline for the CMA fiduciary management re-tender process. The team has delivered strong performance for its clients over the past year in what was a challenging period for pension schemes.

Rogers has over 30 years’ of industry experience in pensions and investment, spanning the asset-side and liability-side of pensions. He has held various roles including CIO of a GBP30 billion DB and GBP5 billion DC pension fund, investment partner and actuarial consultant.
 
Mike Rogers, Senior Adviser to R&M Solutions, says: “I am so pleased to be partnering with R&M’s Solutions team during a period of transformation for the investment industry. I am excited to be part of a team that has a strong track record of delivering original investment approaches to meet their clients’ needs . As a specialist with a number of industry roles, I am looking forward to working with the business to develop unique investment opportunities for R&M’s clients and at the same time contributing to important industry initiatives such as the Paris Alignment Forum.”
 
Ajeet Manjrekar, co-Head of R&M Solutions, says: “After completing a successful re-tender process ahead of the CMA deadline last month, we continue to strengthen our position in the fiduciary management arena. In doing so, we have been looking at innovative approaches to bring a wide range of senior talent to our team that is more flexible and meets clients’ evolving needs. With Mike’s extensive experience in this competitive market, I am thrilled that he will be working with us to build upon our capabilities and support our growth ambitions, especially in the larger scheme space.”