Spira will work in Towers Watson’s “Thinking Ahead Group” which aims to create and implement new solutions for client portfolios.
The group comprises more than 10 people globally and is dedicated to new idea generation and challenging the conventional wisdom in investment industry.
In his role at Mercer Spira advised clients on all aspects of investment strategy, asset allocation and funding objectives, manager selection and structure, and funding and performance monitoring.
He has 20 years’ experience in the actuarial, investment and consultancy industries.
Chris Ford, EMEA head of investment at Towers Watson, said: “His appointment comes at a time of increasing demand from our clients for innovative thought and new ideas for sustainable, long-term investing. Jeremy has a very broad range of investment experience including LDI, asset liability modelling and specialist hedge fund expertise.”