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Investments

A Value Added Approach

The complexities, nuances, and dependencies that factor into every investment decision grow exponentially each year. To effectively manage and grow investments requires a higher level of rigor and specialization. It’s a level of expertise few organizations can achieve — and it’s what sets Mercer apart. Our global team of 1,200 professionals and 120 manager researchers provides in-depth expertise in research, advice, and solutions that very few can match.

Research and Tools — a Deeper Dive

At Mercer Investments, our Global Investment Manager Database (GIMD™) contains ratings on more than 10,000 investment strategies. Investors can quickly scan strategies and get the depth of information they need to make informed decisions.

A Higher Caliber of Advice

Mercer provides clients who make their own investment decisions with independent and objective advice. Our clients benefit from the collective wisdom of Mercer’s global insights and perspective, while our local specialists provide timely and detailed advice based on regional market dynamics.

Proven Investment Solutions

Mercer’s fiduciary management solution is designed for clients who want to delegate some or all of their decisions. Our specialist investment managers develop customized strategic allocation advice and provide continuous governance and portfolio oversight.

More Than 3,000 Clients and Growing

Today, Mercer’s Investments business is helping more than 3,300 advisory and 440 fiduciary clients, and that list is growing every day.

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Mercer Investments Solutions

Global Investment Manager Database

Mercer’s Global Investment Manager Database (GIMD) is a proprietary, web-based database containing information on more than 5,700 investment managers.
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This global repository provides information and insights on investment managers and strategies across all asset classes: equities, bonds, real estate, and alternatives. The entries are maintained by the investment managers themselves, with our research consultants adding research notes, news items, research priorities, and ratings. The information in this database supports Mercer’s global research on investment managers and the manager searches that we perform for our clients.

Insurance Companies

We help clients develop their risk management strategy and incorporate risk management into their governance processes. We define “managing risk” broadly as we reduce risk through diversification and risk transfer option, while also helping clients stay aware of additional risks they are proactively taking in their portfolios.
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We can help identify the key issues and opportunities you are confronted with both locally and on a global basis and then formulate an investment objective to best meet your goals.

Alternative Investments

Mercer alternative investments provide a solid means to guard against the volatility of equities, hedge against inflation, and achieve better returns.
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Diversifying your portfolio is the one principle every professional investor agrees on. But how to do it without sacrificing returns? At Mercer, we believe the answer is to maintain a meaningful allocation to a diversified portfolio of alternatives.

Endowments and Foundations

Mercer is dedicated to helping endowments and foundations not only realize higher risk-adjusted returns but also fulfill a higher mission.
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The question for endowments and foundations is how to develop a portfolio that will not only withstand the “crisis du jour” or the “bull market of the moment” but also features an investment strategy that will endure. As one of the world’s longest-serving fiduciaries between institutional investors and asset managers, Mercer understands the importance of investing for the long term.

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