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In the wake of the global economic crisis, the institutional asset management industry is poised for fundamental change. The needs of institutional investors are global, complex, quickly changing and influenced by market events that call into question tried and tested investment practices.
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Defined contribution benefit plans occupy a significant and growing proportion of the global pension market. The defined contribution marketplace is complex and constantly changing to meet the retirement challenges of participants. Additionally, plans are under increasing scrutiny by regulatory agencies, governmental bodies, the legal community, the press and participants. Mercer believes that thought leadership is critical in helping sponsors navigate this environment successfully.
Mercer's DC Connections publications link plans sponsors with the latest investment and plan design trends from around the world. View the latest edition now.
Mercer's dedicated, global asset management business provides comprehensive investment solutions utilizing a multi-manager investment philosophy.
Responsible Investment (RI) describes an investment process that incorporates an active consideration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors within investment decision making and ownership practices. It is driven by the growing recognition among investors that responsible corporate behaviour can have a positive influence on the financial performance of companies – particularly over the long term. Investors who are aware of all factors that could affect investment performance are better placed to manage risk and generate value.
The Mercer Sentinel® Group works with institutional investors to improve returns and reduce risks through better control and management of investment operations and implementation. In contrast to traditional investment consulting, Mercer Sentinel focuses on daily and event-driven operations that can erode returns and introduce non-market related risks, primarily operational risk.
Wealth management firms face a range of issues in research, training and information technology. All these issues have one thing in common: they require investment expertise from a global firm with a proven track record.
Mercer, together with 14 leading institutional investors and industry thought leaders around the world, has been working for over a year on this market-leading research into the implications of climate change for markets and investors.
Mercer Hammond leverages more than 20 years of endowment and foundation consulting experience, globally based manager research and a flexible implementation approach to help clients reach their investment goals.
The world has changed. The period of what is now being called ‘the Great Moderation’ is over and a return to these favourable conditions is unlikely in the foreseeable future. Thus, the approaches that have worked well in equity investment over most of the last 20 years may not be well-placed to be as effective over the next ten or twenty years.
Long gone are the days when plans could be put on "auto-pilot," requiring nothing more than an annual check to ensure that contributions were sufficient over the long-haul. To help sponsors deal with the changes that have taken place and to be prepared for the future, Mercer has developed a new and innovative framework for budgeting, monitoring and managing pension plan risk.
Mercer’s Private Wealth practice group consulting team has assembled a group of professionals with an extraordinary depth of expertise.
Integrating the investment process with a healthcare system's comprehensive financial plan is increasingly important in constructing investment portfolios.
Mercer is a leading global provider of investment services, and offers customized guidance at every stage of the investment decision, risk management and investment monitoring process. We have been dedicated to meeting the needs of clients for more than 30 years, and we work with the fiduciaries of pension funds, foundations, endowments and other investors in some 35 countries. We assist with every aspect of institutional investing (and retail portfolios in some geographies), from strategy, structure and implementation to ongoing fiduciary management.