Mercer names Gene Lohmeyer US not-for-profit chief investment officer

26 July 2022 2 min. read
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Mercer, a global asset management and HR consulting firm, has appointed Gene Lohmeyer as US not-for-profit (NFP) chief investment officer, effective July 6, 2022.

Based in St. Louis, Lohmeyer will oversee the NFP portfolio management team and lead strategic asset allocation, dynamic asset allocation, and portfolio construction for NFP clients. He will report to Stan Mavromates, chief investment officer for the Americas.

Lohmeyer joins Mercer from The University of Oklahoma Foundation, the charity that facilitates and manages philanthropic gifts to the university. Lohmeyer spent five years as senior director of investments, leading investment manager research spanning all asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, and public equities.

Before that, he spent nearly seven years at investment firm Cambridge Associates, where he was a managing director focusing on investment consulting to endowments, foundations, and pension. Earlier in his career, Lohmeyer spent eight years at Merrill Lynch, where he was latterly a vice president.

Gene Lohmeyer, Chief Investment Officer Not for Profit, Mercer

Prior to entering the business world, Lohmeyer was a non-commissioned officer in the US Army. He has an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and international studies from Georgia Southern University, and is a certified financial analyst. 

“I strongly believe that our clients will benefit from Gene's in-depth NFP investment experience and knowledge,” Mavromates said. “Combined with the full resources of Mercer, Gene will calibrate Mercer’s investment capabilities and advice to the unique needs and preferences of the not-for-profit investment community.”

Mercer’s investment consulting business has more than 1,300 people globally and provides tailored solutions for pension plans and trustees, not-for-profits, insurers, wealth managers, and family offices. Mercer had global assets under management of $380 billion as of March 31, 2021.

The firm recently strengthened its ESG investment offering with the hiring of Tamara Larsen.

“NFP investors of all sizes face a long and growing list of uncertainties, including macroeconomic tail risks, as well as a rapidly evolving geopolitical and regulatory landscape,” said Lohmeyer. “Our mission is to help clients navigate the complexities of today, while also leveraging a set of timeless investment principals which have served our clients well for decades.”