Luba Nikulina was named head of research at Willis Towers Watson effective July 1, a spokeswoman said.
The position is new. Ms. Nikulina was formerly head of manager research. In her expanded role, Ms. Nikulina will oversee internal investment research teams, manager research, operational due diligence and asset research.
"(Ms. Nikulina) has been instrumental in evolving our research capabilities, in particular engaging with asset managers on topics of culture, diversity and sustainable investment, and will further strengthen the importance of this work going forward," said Craig Baker, global CIO, in a news release.
Chris Redmond was named head of manager research. Mr. Redmond will be responsible for the team of analysts conducting investment research on asset managers, coming up with recommendations and creating new investment solutions. Mr. Redmond was global head of credit and diversifying strategies; information about his replacement could no be learned.