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NEWARK, N.J., March 1, 2021 - PGIM, the $1.5 trillion global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), has hired Mikaylee O’Connor as vice president, senior defined contribution strategist, reporting to Josh Cohen, head of Institutional Defined Contribution. In this role, O’Connor will provide thought leadership to PGIM’s large defined contribution (DC) clients and prospects, with a focus on investment issues, plan design, regulation and best practices.
“The DC landscape continues to evolve, and plan sponsors increasingly need guidance on how to implement innovative solutions that will benefit their employees,” said Cohen. “Mikaylee is a rising star in the DC space and we are thrilled to have her on board to support our institutional clients.”
O’Connor joins PGIM from RVK, Inc., where she most recently served as head of Defined Contribution Solutions, leading a team dedicated to the ongoing development of RVK’s DC practice. In this role, she advised a number of client relationships including corporate, multiple-employer and public DC plans, working directly with clients on developing investment policies, investment menu design, plan fee reviews, target-date fund evaluations, white-label fund implementations and trustee education.
As an active industry participant, O’Connor has been a member of several industry organization councils, currently serving as an executive committee member for the Defined Contribution Institutional Investment Association (DCIIA).
PGIM, the global asset management business of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), ranks among the top 10 largest asset managers in the world* with $1.5 trillion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2020. With offices in 16 countries, PGIM’s businesses offer a range of investment solutions for retail and institutional investors around the world across a broad range of asset classes, including public fixed income, private fixed income, fundamental equity, quantitative equity, real estate and alternatives. For more information about PGIM, visit pgim.com.
Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) of the United States is not affiliated in any manner with Prudential plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom or with Prudential Assurance Company, a subsidiary of M&G plc, incorporated in the United Kingdom. For more information please visit news.prudential.com.
* Prudential Financial, Inc. (PFI) is the 10th largest investment manager (out of 527 firms surveyed) in terms of global assets under management based on Pensions & Investments’ Top Money Managers list published on June 1, 2020. This ranking represents global assets under management by PFI as of March 31, 2020.