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MetLife appoints chief executive of UK pension liability transfer business

MetLife has appointed Dan DeKeizer as chief executive officer of its UK pension liability transfer business.

DeKeizer is an actuary and previously held a senior executive role within MetLife’s retirement strategies group in New York. He has also held the position of chief financial officer for MetLife Iberia based in Spain.

In his new position, DeKeizer will be responsible for the division which looks after bulk annuity buy-outs.

MetLife has also appointed Emma Watkins as business development Mamager, responsible for strengthening relationships with trustees, employers, plan sponsors and benefits consultants.

President of MetLife’s institutional business William Mullaney says: “We welcome DeKeizer and Watkins to their new roles and look forward to leveraging their leadership to maximise the considerable business opportunities that exist in the UK pension risk management market.

“The plan buy-outs sector in particular is growing rapidly and that is expected to continue in the medium term.”


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