Private markets are becoming increasingly popular as investors shift parts of their portfolios away from publicly traded assets in order to diversify their risk and return drivers. The opportunities in private markets span many sectors and regions, each offering something different to investors. Yet they all share the qualities of being shielded from much public market volatility and having the potential to earn a premium by being held over the long term.
However, accessing managers that invest in private markets can be challenging for some investors – this is where Mercer can help. We have been investing in these markets for more than 25 years, establishing deep relationships with a wide universe of highly-rated managers. Our dedicated alternatives group of over 180 professionals across 20 global locations, work on $200bn of alternatives advisory mandates for clients - $21bn of assets being under direct implementation.3
Our alternative solutions are broad and deep, enabling our clients to create a portfolio that suits their risk tolerance and investment objectives. Drawing on our extensive global resources, our specialist team offers our clients a bespoke service, supported by extensive risk management and rigorous operational due diligence. We believe this helps assure clients to invest with the confidence that their portfolios are in experienced hands.
We work with you to determine the level of service you require along with your detailed investment strategy and tailor a solution that fits your needs.
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Gain global reach and leverage local resources. Our Alternatives group offers the personal service of a specialized boutique, combined with the resources of a global consultancy.
Our risk management solution focuses on evaluating non-portfolio risks, primarily those associated with investment operating models, operations and execution. Importantly, we have implemented a reporting structure that keeps you informed about your investments every step along the way.
Our operational due diligence specialists work closely with our manager research team and conduct independent evaluations to provide an added layer of governance. Dedicated resources keep you informed about industry best practices, including an independent review within investment manager due diligence processes.
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1 Diversification does not ensure against market loss
2 References to Mercer shall be construed to include Mercer LLC and/or its associated companies.
3 As at 31 December 2019
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