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Defined Benefit pensions spectrum of services


Do it yourself or delegate some or all of your responsibility to us.

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Do it yourself Do it yourself
Tools and research

Client situation: A financial services client had an internal team that needed to supplement its expertise with research and quantitative tools.

Mercer solution: Our MercerInsight® manager research database provided investment research and tracked records, trends and analytics.

Results: This allowed the client to focus its time and resources in areas where it felt it could add the most value while still providing broad coverage and information.


Client situation: A business staples client had a legacy pension plan that it wanted to fund up as well as de-risk over time.

Mercer solution: We provided guidance in terms of asset/liability strategy and helped implement a consistent, stable contribution policy and investment glide path over time, along with funded status monitoring.

Results: Over the course of the relationship, the client was able to fund up the plan to over 100% funded as well as take advantage of pension risk transfer opportunities in the marketplace to right-size its liability profile.


Client situation: An energy client wanted to consider risks more strategically and look at the advantages of a bundled solution that would address pension liabilities and assets together.

Mercer solution: By combining actuarial and investment services, our fully delegated solution enabled the client to realise cost savings, reduce risk, use fewer resources and employ best-practice governance.

Results: The client went from paying $10.6 million annually to $8 million annually in combined fees.

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Pension risk management

Pension risk management

Our specialised actuarial and investment consulting teams offer an integrated approach to managing and monitoring pension cost, size and risk. We focus on managing pension risk by structuring plans to align assets and liabilities and implementing de-risking at opportune times. We also consider risk transfer opportunities through liability management exercises and annuity purchases with insurers to reduce the level of inherent risk in schemes.

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Our investments team can create an innovative strategic plan to help meet your growth objectives with an appropriate risk profile. We offer investment research, tools and advice, and we can manage some or all of your investment on your behalf.

Actuarial solutions

Actuarial solutions

By linking actuarial insight and portfolio implementation, we can help you better manage your financial outcomes. Our broad actuarial, investment and risk management experience offers our clients the advantage of building and executing truly integrated solutions.

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As your administrative partner, we can help alleviate resource constraints, administer plan complexities, and manage compliance risk.

Why Mercer? Why Mercer?

Why Mercer?

As a leader in retirement and investment strategies, we offer a full spectrum of actuarial, administration and investment solutions and consulting services.

$15 trillion

in assets under advisement 1 and $304 billion in delegated assets under management 2


investment professionals worldwide and 181 dedicated research analysts 3


colleagues and 130 countries served worldwide 4


consultant by global assets under advisement 5

Sources and footnotes


Please see important notices for regulatory information.


1 Information as of June 30, 2019.
2 Information as of November 30, 2019.
3 Information as of September 30, 2019.
4 Information as of December 31, 2018.
5 Pensions & Investments. Pensions & Investments Survey, June 30, 2019.


Figures used refer to Mercer’s business globally and are not specific to Mercer's business in Ireland.

Client examples used on this page are Mercer Global examples and not necessarily specific to Ireland.

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