Defined benefit
pension plans

We are focused on helping your pension plan achieve its objectives, by partnering with you for the long term.

Whether you need to generate investment returns, while being unable to bear any short-term losses, or whether your plan is fully funded and looking for opportunities to reduce risk – our experienced team can help you reach your objectives.

We believe all plans should have access to the best investment ideas. Our team can provide advice on your plan’s direction, manage your liabilities or investment strategies, or take care of your day-to-day investment decisions.

How we can help DB pension plans

Through a variety of strategies, we can help defined benefit plan sponsors solve some of their most acute challenges.  

Whether you want to transfer risk or terminate pension plans, we are experienced partners that help you navigate your unique journey towards successful outcomes.

Speak to our team

Michael Clark

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

Michael Clark

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

Michael Clark is a Managing Director and Consulting Actuary in River and Mercantile's Denver office. In his role he consults on all aspects of financial risk management for defined benefit plans as well as retiree medical plans and defined contribution plans. He also has led numerous clients through pension risk transfers as well as other complex, strategic pension projects. Michael leads River and Mercantile’s business in the West as well as Business Development for the US. Prior to joining River and Mercantile in 2013, Michael worked for Mercer as well as October Three. He currently serves as Immediate Past President for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries as well as providing leadership to several committees. He also participates in the leadership of the Western Pension & Benefits Council – Denver Chapter. Michael is a frequent speaker at industry and professional association conferences on the topics of pension risk management and pension plan administration and has had several articles published in major trade magazines. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. Michael graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University with a BS in Statistics.

Kevin Morrison

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

Kevin Morrison

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

Kevin Morrison is a Managing Director in River and Mercantile’s Boston office and leads the US Actuarial Business. As a consulting actuary, Kevin supports clients in all aspects of their retirement programs, including defined benefit, defined contribution, and other post-employment benefit (OPEB) plans. In addition to delivering the recurring annual valuation results and helping clients meet financial reporting requirements under US GAAP, IFRS, and GASB accounting standards, he provides clients with consultative support and cost analysis around plan design, forecasting, de-risking strategies, and plan terminations. Prior to joining River and Mercantile in 2016, Kevin was a consulting actuary with John Hancock Retirement Plan Services and was part of the acquisition of New York Life Retirement Plan Services. Kevin started his actuarial career with Mercer in 2004. Kevin is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary under the Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He received a B.A. in Math and Physics from the College of the Holy Cross.

David Rosenblum

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

David Rosenblum

Managing Director & Consulting Actuary

David Rosenblum is a Managing Director and Consulting Actuary in River and Mercantile’s New York City office. In his role he consults on all aspects of retirement plans, including financial management, plan design, exit strategies and multiple employer plan consulting. Prior to joining River and Mercantile, David was at Mercer for 29 years where he led the NY Retirement and Wealth Business and was a member of the US Leadership team. During this time, he gained significant experience consulting to numerous Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 companies with jumbo defined benefit plans. He was an innovation leader at Mercer, developing new and unique pension strategies. David also has been a speaker on workforce and pension cost savings strategies at SOA, World at Work and CIEBA conferences. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary. David graduated from Colgate University with a BA in Economics.

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