Mercer receives Corporate Recognition Award

Mercer receives Corporate Recognition Award

  • 02-December-2013
  • United States, New York

Mercer announced today that it has been named the recipient of the Corporate Recognition Award for its exceptional commitment in supporting its employees’ pursuit of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® (CAIA) designation, the global benchmark for alternative investment education.


Mercer was recognized for historically and consistently providing critical support to candidates as well as encouraging volunteerism within the CAIA.


The award was presented to Mercer on November 21st at the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association® (CAIA) fourth annual leadership awards dinner at the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London. Industry executives along with prominent thought leaders and CAIA’s Board of Directors attended the event.


Kweku Obed, Principal and Senior Investment Consultant in Mercer's Chicago office said, “We are pleased to have been recognized for our commitment to promoting the importance of continuing education for professionals in the alternative investment industry.”


About the CAIA Association

The CAIA Association offers the only education pro­gram uniquely designed for individuals specializing in institutional-quality alternative investments. The CAIA Charter, which is granted upon successful completion of two levels of qualifying exams combined with relevant professional experience, is the global benchmark for alternative investments education. 

The CAIA Association has grown rapidly since its inception in 2002. Its membership exceeds 6,500 in more than 80 countries. CAIA supports 17 chapters in financial centers around the world and sponsors more than 120 educational and networking events each year.


To learn more about CAIA’s Leadership Award winners or for more information about the CAIA Association, please contact Lynne Feldman, Director of Marketing, at (413) 235-7373 or For more information on the CAIA Charter, please visit


About Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 42 countries, and the firm operates in over 140 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With over 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $11 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.