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Mercer Appoints Samantha Davidson as Leader for U.S. OCIO Business

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mercer, a global leader in redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being, and a business of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC), announces the appointment of Samantha Davidson, CFA, as U.S. Leader of Mercer’s Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) business.

In her role, Ms. Davidson will oversee Mercer’s OCIO business and team in the U.S., and will be responsible for implementing strategic initiatives, driving business development and managing and expanding client relationships.

Mercer’s OCIO business has experienced significant growth in recent years, exceeding $300 billion in global assets under management1, and receiving the top ranking by Pensions & Investments for OCIO assets under management earlier this year2.

Before joining Mercer, Ms. Davidson spent more than 17 years with Goldman Sachs, holding various roles as part of the company’s asset and wealth management division including

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Planet Money’s Adam Davidson: ‘passion economy’ business is the future

  • In this new book “The Passion Economy,” podcast Planet Money host Adam Davidson explains the shifting terrain of the business world.
  • Thanks to automation and new technology, entrepreneurs need to employ a specific strategy if they want to succeed in a marketplace dominated by titanic corporations.
  • The passion economy rests on two pillars: create intimacy at scale and don’t be a commodity. Davidson’s book offers nearly a dozen real-world examples of his theory.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.


According to Planet Money cofounder Adam Davidson, American business is undergoing a fundamental shift toward what he calls the “passion economy.” This new landscape is the result of two diffuse factors acting in concert: automation eliminating jobs and technology creating new opportunities. 

The result: a rising class of entrepreneurs who thrive by solving the hyper-specific needs of a niche, often disparate customer base. To Davidson, this new system is the

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