Christopher A. Levell, ASA, CFA, CAIA

Partner, Client Strategy

Chris’ consulting career began in 1987, and he joined NEPC in 2005. He currently leads the Client Strategy Group within Research, working with other Partners and the Asset Allocation team on strategic topics applicable to many clients, as well as one-time special projects. Chris has initiated several roles at NEPC, having been our first senior actuarial hire, later forming the Asset Allocation team in Research, and most recently leading the Corporate Practice Group. He advises many clients on strategic asset allocation and led the development of risk budgeting, scenario forecasting and liquidity analysis at NEPC. Chris is also a senior adviser for the Liability-Driven Investment Advisory Group.

With his background as an actuary, Chris has significant experience in helping clients make strategic decisions on the coordination of asset allocation with plan design, contributions, and financial statements. He has assisted clients on over 250 asset-liability studies.

Prior to joining NEPC, Chris was a Principal with Mercer Investment Consulting, serving as a lead consultant as well as an asset-liability project consultant. In 1997, he was charged with developing Mercer’s US asset-liability modeling capability. Prior to joining Mercer in 1987, Chris was an actuarial analyst at Allstate Life Insurance Company.

Chris is a frequent speaker at conferences on pension strategy and co-authored a chapter in Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-First Century.

Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Fellow of the Conference of Actuaries. In addition, he holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations, and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society.

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