The move is seen as unlikely to mean much change for asset owners in Asia Pacific, but fund managers will be keeping a close eye on how it develops.
A Sun Life veteran is deferring retirement to take on a role across various business lines to help the merged business make the most of its business potential.
Following the exit of 25-year Mercer veteran Mailesh Shah, the firm has appointed a new head of investment consulting for the Middle East and Africa.
The Japanese investment bank says it is now offering value-add customised analysis which it describes as the next generation to TradeSpex.
Former Prudential AM executive Trevor Persaud takes on a newly created role, heading the development of consulting services for Asian institutions.
New CEO Andrew Doman says Russell is working on services beyond multi-manager investing for institutions.