Our heritage is investment consulting. We have been advising and creating plans and portfolios for investors around the world for over five decades. As our advice has evolved alongside increasingly complex strategies and asset classes, we have also embedded sustainability and a net-zero carbon target into our approach to help our clients reach their goals effectively and efficiently. Our Investment Solutions clients receive the same guidance and planning around objectives and strategy, but they also benefit from our implementation and monitoring.
Over the past 15 years, we have built up operational capabilities and portfolio management systems to rival any in the asset management community. Our solutions cover traditional and alternative asset classes, including private markets. Our strategists decide how to shift client portfolios when opportunity or danger arises, and decision-makers implement their ideas at the right time using high rated managers. At Mercer, our expertise lies in producing robust intellectual capital and generating timely investment ideas. We observe the markets carefully and select the managers who are the best at navigating them. Using this process, and our world-class research team, we have grown to be the largest investment solutions provider by assets in the world*, managing more than $356bn.**
* As defined in CIO magazine’s 2019 Outsourced CIO Buyer’s Guide Survey, worldwide discretionary AUM as of 31.12.2020 as reported by each firm to ai-CIO (http://www.ai-cio.com/2020-Outsourced-Chief-Investment-Officer-Survey/).
**Mercer, 31 December 2020