The investment consulting unit of Mercer
has laid off four members of its alternative research group,
Pensions & Investments reports. The move comes as
a result of the firm's January acquisition of alternatives
consulting firm Hammond Associates.
Among those terminated is Jeffrey Gabrione
principal, Mercer's research team and global investment leader
for the firm's alternative alpha boutique. Stephen
Jones, principal, hedge fund multi-strategy research,
Catherine Beard, investment analyst and
Benson Hua, investment analyst, private
equity, have also been laid off.
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