Governance and legal

Good governance means having the right people, processes and technology in place to successfully realise your vision and achieve your goals.

Good governance means having the right people, processes and technology in place to successfully realise your vision and achieve your goals.

Best practice decision making and risk management

The complexity of legislative obligations and regulatory frameworks is ever increasing, as are the expectations of regulators, customers and other stakeholders in relation to the proper and transparent management of the organisations that they deal with. Boards are requiring more meaningful and timely information around the effective management of risks and the controls in place to mitigate them. These governance, risk and compliance challenges can often be combined with a drive for organisations to do more with less.

Mercer’s Governance & Legal Consulting (GLC) team has the depth and breadth of experience to help you: navigate this landscape; provide risk management and compliance support and advice; and deliver risk and compliance frameworks through our intuitive and powerful technology.

Mercer believes in a successfully integrated governance system, helping clients stay on course in an ever-changing regulatory and legislative landscape.

We help clients with a range of strategy, operations, policy, training, and risk management services including: 

  • Mercer ExtraTextual™ (an online e-compliance management system)
  • Trustee training
  • Board and executive team strategy workshops and reviews
  • Board effectiveness reviews and composition, competency and skills assessments
  • Investment governance, beliefs, strategy and implementation analysis and guidance
  • Risk management frameworks, risk assessments, analytics and recommendations
  • Design and implementation of policies for transparency, purpose and impact
  • Organisational structure design including roles and responsibilities
  • Outsourced provider reviews
  • Compliance advisory, framework reviews and assessments

Mercer ExtraTextual™

Mercer ExtraTextual™ is a web-based tool that incorporates compliance and risk monitoring capabilities, together with other governance-related features such as complaints, breach and incident, conflicts management and approvals modules. Designed to be flexible to your needs, with a focus on the user experience, we will work with you to establish a system that provides the right insights at the right time.

As a fully secure web-based platform, the service requires no interface with your current IT environment, allowing multiple users to access the service remotely. The platform includes a powerful and easily understood reporting process allowing you to assess the real time compliance and risk management status of the organisation.

Contact us today to find out how ExtraTextual™ can enable you to efficiently and effectively monitor your compliance and risk management requirements.

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