Watson Wyatt Worldwide has set up an employee benefits think tank in Montevideo, Uruguay.[@@]

The research center will help Watson Wyatt clients in Latin America study employee benefits, executive incentives, pension risk and benefits communication, Watson Wyatt says.

Mirko Cardinale, a Watson Wyatt economist who will manage the Montevideo center, once covered asset management and pension issues for a weekly investment publication affiliated with Financial Times Business Ltd., London. He has a master’s degree in economics from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona.

Watson Wyatt Worldwide is an alliance that includes Watson Wyatt & Company, Washington, and Watson Wyatt L.L.P., Surrey, Redhill, United Kingdom.