UK - Mercer Investment Consulting has appointed Reena Thakkar as senior associate with responsibility for advising UK clients.

Thakkar joins Mercer from Watson Wyatt in Los Angeles, where she was a consultant. Prior to that she was a Manchester-based analyst for Watson Wyatt.

She will be based in Windsor to advise Mercer's clients on investment strategy, structure and manager selection as well as other aspects of investment policy.

Last week, IPE learned that Mercer was losing its senior investment consultant Andy Green to Deloitte.

He follows the departure of Bill Muysken, head of alternatives research, who joined Thames River Capital earlier this year.