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RESEARCH

 

Mercer has over 100 full-time manager research professionals (many of whom have hands-on fund management experience). This group consists of four boutiques, each focused on a category of strategies: equitiesbondsreal estate and alternatives. Mercer uses a boutique structure to provide focus and depth to our research. Members of each boutique are located around the world and share information and research with their colleagues on a global basis.


Mercer’s manager research boutiques are responsible for research and advice in all aspects of asset class investment, including:

 

Purple arrow Due diligence on managers and strategies

Purple arrow Structure of asset class allocations

Purple arrow Research on specific asset class investment trends and opportunities

Purple arrow Advice on portfolio structuring

Purple arrow Performance reporting

Purple arrow Due diligence and assistance with fee and mandate negotiation

Purple arrow Ongoing monitoring of investment managers and client portfolios, including regular updates on performance

Purple arrow Fiduciary management

 

Purple arrow To find out more about Mercer’s manager research boutiques and our intellectual capital, or to contact us.

 

TOOLS

 

Mercer has developed a range of powerful and versatile software applications and web-based tools for the efficient delivery and analysis of investment research. These include:

 

MERCERINSIGHTTM MPA


A web-based performance evaluation tool that enables comprehensive analysis of institutional track records against competitors, “Mercer universes”* or market indices. The analytical capabilities of MercerInsight MPA, in combination with professional charts and graphs, make this a powerful presentation package for investment managers in communicating with their investors.

 

Who uses it?

 

Aside from Mercer’s investment specialists, this tool is also used by others in the industry, including:


Purple arrow Investment managers (41 of the top 50** investment managers use Mercer Insight MPA)
Purple arrow Sovereign wealth funds
Purple arrow Pension schemes
Purple arrow Banks and family offices
Purple arrow Insurance companies
Purple arrow Multi-managers

 

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MERCER'S GLOBAL INVESTMENT MANAGER DATABASE (GIMDTM)

 

Mercer's Global Investment Manager Database (GIMD) is a powerful and versatile tool used by large institutions to access up-to-date information and insights on investment managers and strategies.

 

This comprehensive database is an intuitive web- and excel-based research tool that displays a wide range of information for institutional investors on over 5,300 investment managers and over 26,000 investment strategies. This information ranges from access to and analysis of performance data to viewing qualitative forward-looking research on investment managers supported by a powerful screening functionality.

 

 

Who uses it?

 

Purple arrow Sovereign wealth funds
Purple arrow Pension schemes
Purple arrow Banks and family offices
Purple arrow Insurance companies
Purple arrow Multi-managers

 

For further information on these tools contact us.

 

 

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* Mercer universes are peer groups compiled by Mercer using data from GIMD.
** Based on asset size as of 9 May 2013

 

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