Ford made global investment head at Towers

Towers Watson has appointed Chris Ford as  global head of its investment business, succeeding Carl Hess who has assumed the role of managing director of the Americas region.

Ford joined Towers Watson 23 years ago and has held numerous leadership roles during that time, most recently heading the company’s investment business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Towers Watson’s investment business has around 800 associates worldwide, assets under advisory of over US$2 trillion and around US$60bn of assets under management.

Towers Watson managing director of risk and financial services Tricia Guinn says: “Chris is an extremely talented individual who is very well placed to succeed Carl and to continue building a strong global business. Chris has proven himself to be very capable – both strategically and operationally – at propelling the business forward and delivering strong growth and excellent results for our clients.”