Rich Nuzum

Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist, Mercer

Rich Nuzum is Executive Director, Investments and Global Chief Investment Strategist. Rich is also the Executive Sponsor for Mercer’s Pride Business Resource Network. Before this role, Rich was President of Mercer’s Investments & Retirement business for five years and a member of Mercer’s Executive Leadership Team.


Rich is responsible for Mercer’s delivery of investment consulting, open architecture manager-of-managers investment management, and retirement actuarial consulting services and solutions globally. During the past 25 years, Rich has provided investment advice to clients in more than 20 countries, including many of the world’s largest institutional investors.


Rich’s prior roles include President and Global Business Leader for Mercer’s Investment Management business and global Chief Investment Officer for Mercer’s Investment Management business. He also held a variety of other leadership roles while based in Tokyo, Singapore and, later, New York.


Rich holds an MBA (with high honors) in analytic finance and accounting from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree (with honors) in mathematical sciences and mathematical economic analysis from Rice University in Houston, Texas. Rich also did graduate work in international economics at Tokyo University. He is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Institute.


Rich has repeatedly been named to CIO magazine’s annual list of the world’s most influential investment consultants and received CIO’s 2017 Industry Innovation Award as Consultant of the Year.