Willis Towers Watson adds to local investment team

Ellie Boston
Willis Towers Watson - Director - Strategic Advisory
Willis Towers Watson
Date: 17 November 2021
Position: Director - Strategic Advisory
By Elizabeth Fry

Willis Towers Watson has strengthened its investments team through three new hires and the relocation of a team member from the consultant's UK Retirement practice to Sydney.

Ellie Boston joins the firm's strategic advisory team as a director.

Currently based in London, Boston has been with Watson Towers for 13 years.

She has long experience in advising trustee boards and companies on a range of pension issues, including funding, de-risking solutions, and strategic advice.

Meantime, Grace Szeto joins the manager research team as associate director.

Previously, she ran the manager research and portfolio management component of Christian Super's alternative and real asset portfolio.

Earlier, Szeto worked at KPMG.

In her new role at Willis Towers, she will work closely with Nick Kelly, head of Australian real assets research, and the global real assets team to provide solutions and advice in this critical asset class for Australian and global portfolios.

Joining from Morningstar where she was a research analyst, Ksenia Zaychuk has been appointed senior associate for the client consulting team.

Finally, Edward Huynh, also joining from Morningstar, will work in equity research.

Huynh most recently worked at Morningstar as a research analyst.

"It's great to welcome Ellie, Grace, Ksenia, and Ed to our team. It's exciting to be able to bring such a diverse set of experiences and skills to our team in such a short time," said Aongus O'Gorman, head of investments in Australia.

"I'm looking forward to seeing how each contributes to our content, capabilities, and clients."