Head of Annuity Purchase Group, WTW

Contact Information
263 Tresser Blvd.
One Stamford Plaza
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203-326-6212
Email: erootnyc.la@hotmail.com
Edward Root is the Head of the Annuity Purchase Group in the US at Willis Towers Watson. He is the Lead Strategic Advisor on large annuity purchase transactions managing the work and relationships between the Plan Sponsor, Insurance Company, and other external advisors. During his career he has worked on over 900 annuity purchase transactions, including GM, Verizon, Kimberly-Clark, and United Technologies. Ed came from MetLife at the end of 2013 where he was the Head of US Pensions. At MetLife he managed $37 billion of liabilities, 5,000 pension clients, and 1,000,000 annuitants. He was responsible for P&L, sales, relationships, pricing, administration, and product development. Ed received a M.B.A. in Finance from University of Southern California and a B.S. in Mathematics from California State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, an Enrolled Actuary, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
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