Ryan Bisch, a principal in Mercer's investment consulting business, was named Canadian leader of the firm's alternatives boutique, effective Oct. 1, confirmed Jeff Schutes, global leader of manager research and private wealth management.
The position is new. In a telephone interview, Mr. Schutes said Mr. Bisch will move to Toronto to help meet growing institutional demand in Canada for alternatives strategies, following a decade with Mercer in Sydney, mostly recently as director of exotic alternatives.
Mr. Bisch will retain his current title and responsibilities, Mr. Schutes said.
Mr. Bisch will advise current and prospective Canadian clients on alternative investments, as well as manager research and consulting on hedge funds, infrastructure and exotic alternatives coverage, according to a news release.