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With so many challenges facing today’s asset owners, we heard how they are adapting their portfolios to protect returns and deliver growth.
With net zero goals ever closer, we simply do not have a long time for this transition.
Strong labor markets and household balance sheets indicate economic buoyancy but central bank rate hikes amid warnings of recession confound the outlook.
Government bond yields have risen significantly in the past two years. Is it time they reclaimed a bigger role in portfolios?
As the economic environment evolves, there is an increased emphasis on individual accountability for retirement income. But this is not without risk.
Raising these questions at your next fund manager meeting will ensure you fully understand how they plan to achieve your investment objectives.
ESG investing is on the rise within the not-for-profit space, resulting in a need for a new kind of investment expertise.
An increasing number of not-for profits investors are turning to third parties to act as chief investment officers.
We share an update on the forward looking recessionary indicators examined in previous central bank hiking cycles.
There are many good reasons for not-for-profits to invest in private markets. There are barriers, of course, but with the right approach, they can be overcome.
Not-for-profits are looking at their portfolios to see if they are fit for purpose to deal with the new challenging macro environment, according to our recent podcast.
There is now a deeper need to revisit how portfolios are structured and the role diversification must play to achieve long-term goals.
Across Mercer’s global client base, one topic has come to the fore over the summer months – inflation.
Five Mercer investment specialists examined the potential and presented their case for five inflation-hedging assets, in no particular order of importance or effectiveness.
The potential benefits of multi-manager portfolios
Where should investors put their money to be prepared for future inflationary shocks?
Private Debt could have an integral role to play in seeking to protect portfolios from growing market uncertainty.
We are delighted to share that PEI Media has named our esteemed colleague Amy Ridge, Alternatives Investment Director, as "Woman of Influence" in Private Markets globally.
Mercer’s Matt Scott says we are now seeing the narratives that Bitcoin enthusiasts have relied on beginning to fail. At the same time as the digital currency flagship founders, regulatory scrutiny increases.
By taking a sustainable investment approach, Mercer believes asset owners are more likely to create and preserve long-term capital and meet their unique financial objectives.
In a collaboration with the World Economic Forum, Mercer has looked into how best the investment industry can tackle the most common challenges restricting progress in the area of climate investing.
Seeking out every opportunity to Improve LGBTQ+
inclusion in the investment community.
The application of an impact lens can help identify opportunities overlooked by other investment approaches.
How following four simple principles may help investors shape allocations.
Demand and interest for private market assets has grown significantly as investors seek to achieve improved outcomes while enhancing portfolios with diversification benefits.
Ageing demographics, contrasting forms of governance and the race to become the next tech superpower are just some of the factors investors will have to consider in the decades to come.
Investors have a tendency to panic and react to the short-term impacts of a shocking geopolitical event like the Russian/Ukrainian war. But it's vital to keep calm and think about the long-term.
We make the case for considering total return approach, setting out the pros and cons, and why we believe the benefits may outweigh the drawbacks.
In the case of inflation, time is not on our side. If hostilities and inflation continue into 2023, it could damage investment portfolios.
Sustainability is evolving across private markets but is the sector well placed to lead the way on ESG investing?
Tokenisation and NFTs have the potential to grow the universe of investable assets exponentially, but they could also challenge the fundamentals of investing.
Asset owners need to focus on achieving real world decarbonisation rather than just focusing on numbers and targets that may only superficially decarbonise portfolios.
Private debt funds have grown in popularity over the last decade and are well positioned to thrive in the current economic environment.
One of the biggest trends in private equity over the last couple of years has been the rise of funds to extend the economic gains of performing assets.
Diversified hedge fund programs offer a potential solution in a market where stimulus has led to inflated valuations.
As quantitative easing enters its troublesome teenage years, investors would do well to remember some old-fashioned lessons.
As the world braces for weaning itself off unprecedented stimulus, financial markets re-examine what that might mean for volatility and investment objectives.
Bridging the gap between economic events and implementing investment strategies requires not just quantitative modelling skills but also a deep qualitative understanding of global issues.