Derisking of Pensions Funds - a Global and Irish perspective

Event Type
Irish Institute of Pensions Management
National College of Ireland, IFSC, Mayor Street, D1.

Time                        5 15pm (for 5 30pm start)
Cost                         Free to all IIPM members. Non- members: €50.00.
CPD                         2.00 hours

Wendy Liu, Head of the Central Deal Desk for Corporate Life and Pensions at Zurich &Pat McKenna, Consultant, Mercer
Biographical details

Wendy Liu
Wendy Liu is Head of Central Deal Desk for Corporate Life and Pensions at Zurich. Wendy is based in New York and works closely with Zurich’s global Propositions and Distribution teams to centrally manage the distribution of large multinational corporate life and pension transactions. One of Wendy’s main focuses is to develop Zurich’s solutions for multinationals wanting to de-risk their pension liabilities from a global perspective.
Prior to joining Zurich, Wendy was with Towers Watson, specialising in international benefit consulting and benefit financing solutions, including using captive insurance companies. Wendy received an MBA from Columbia University and London Business School and a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Economics, minoring in Accounting, from UCLA. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.

Pat McKenna
Patrick McKennais a Dublin based consultant in Mercer’s Financial Strategy Group. He provides consulting advice to both corporate and trustee clients on a range of consulting services including employee benefit accounting, liability driven investment strategy, and financial risk modelling within pension funds. Patrick joined Mercer in 2000. He has worked in the International Retirement business in Paris for three years before returning to the Dublin office in 2008. He is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries in the UK and of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. He holds a degree in actuarial and financial studies from University College Dublin and is a Qualified Financial Advisor.