Chris Levell


"The difficulty lies, not in the new ideas, but in escaping the old ones..." J.M. Keynes

Christopher Levell, A.S.A., C.F.A
Mercer Investment Consulting

Present Responsibilities

Chris is a Principal in the Chicago office of Mercer Investment Consulting. He assists clients with the measurement and analysis of investment performance, the evaluation and selection of investment managers, and the development of investment policies and objectives. With his background as an actuary, he has significant experience in helping clients make strategic decisions on the coordination of asset allocation, plan design, contributions, and financial statements.


Prior to joining Mercer in 1987, Chris was an actuarial analyst at Allstate Life Insurance Company. He is a frequent speaker at conferences on retirement plan strategy.

Education & Credentials

Chris holds a bachelorís degree in actuarial science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary. In addition, he is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Investment Analysts Society of Chicago and the Association for Investment Management and Research.