Mercer and Backstop joined forces on a technology solution to deliver data with Mercer’s global manager research and ratings through Backstop's state-of-the-art cloud-based Research Management System for institutional investors.


Driving better investment outcomes can be a challenge in an environment where investment options are ever-expanding, continually evolving and becoming more complex.


Having the correct tools can streamline how you research, monitor and conduct due diligence on managers. Being able to quickly cut through the noise to find the right data is critical to saving time and seizing opportunities that can help you make better investment decisions.

Benefits at a glance:


  • Enhance your team’s productivity with streamlined research management and due diligence workflows
  • Integrated directly into the Backstop platform, leverage the insights of Mercer’s 200+ global manager researchers
  • Get a consolidated view of quantitative and qualitative information
  • Create consistency and continuity for your team with a centralized source of data, research and performance analytics
  • Automate reporting

2020 Institutional Investor Productivity Report


Mercer and Backstop joint allocator survey is back! According to the 2022 results, the majority of allocators do not use external investment manager research providers, leading them to spend almost 50% of their manager meetings reviewing facts about the manager.

How can this solution help you?



The widest coverage made easy to browse
Search, filter and identify managers. Use your unique criteria to identify managers from the widest possible coverage of product providers in the global marketplace, across liquid and illiquid markets.

Due diligence


Enhanced due diligence and performance evaluation
Conduct due diligence and evaluate performance. Carry out analyses of institutional strategies against competitors, Mercer universes or marked indices. Perform side-by-side comparisons of investments using proprietary analyst ratings.


A second opinion from 200+ Mercer investment researchers
Select investments in less time and with more knowledge. Use Mercer’s research and ratings to get a second opinion and top-to-bottom operation risk assessment of investment managers’ operations.


Robust analytics and reporting
Monitor and measure performance in Backstop. Use robust analytics tools and reporting capabilities to easily share your findings with your internal team and stakeholders. Export professional charts and graphs to make powerful presentations to communicate with investors.

The integration of investment manager data combined with Mercer’s global manager research and ratings all flowing seamlessly through the Backstop productivity platform can give you greater agility to manage today’s challenging investment environment and help drive better investment outcomes.

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About Backstop Solutions Group


Backstop helps asset allocators maximize the time in their everyday work. Our software and services are designed with one goal in mind: to help researchers and due diligence professionals run their operations more efficiently. The Backstop platform:


  • Is one central, scalable and secure platform for managing investment workflow across every vertical of your investment process
  • Promotes collaboration and transparency across your organization with easy access to shared documents, emails and activity notes
  • Combines powerful performance analytics and customizable reporting
  • Facilitates communications to internal and external stakeholders
  • Provides a fully integrated productivity suite, including Client Relationship Management (CRM), Research Management and Performance Management Software


Global investment research
Our unbiased, independent investment manager research helps you navigate an uncertain market.

Mercer Sentinel®
Mercer’s specialist team focused on advising investors and investment managers on risks associated with investment operations and their execution.
A cloud based platform for institutional investors and investment managers to gain access to investment insights and analytics.
Backstop platform
Get more details about the Backstop technology and how it can help give you a competitive edge in the marketplace.

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