Willis Towers Watson has announced that Luba Nikulina will take on a new leadership role as head of research, effective as of 1 July 2019.
At the same time, Chris Redmond will be taking over from Nikulina as head of manager research.
In her expanded role, Nikulina will oversee Willis Towers Watson's key internal investment research teams: manager research; operational due diligence (ODD); and asset research. She will work closely with Redmond, Josh Hall, head of ODD and David Hoile, head of asset research and will have a key role in high quality and consistent overall research proposition and deliver value around investment solutions which appeal to the needs of clients. Luba will continue to report to Craig Baker, chief investment officer.
Redmond will assume Nikulina's role from the 1 July and will be responsible for the team of analysts conducting investment research on asset managers, coming up with recommendations and creating new investment solutions where none exists. He will work with Stephen Miles, head of equity, Nimisha Srivastava, head of credits, Sara Rejal, head of liquid diversifying and Paul Jayasingha, head of real assets to ensure Willis Towers Watson continues to improve its value proposition to clients and will be reporting to Nikulina.