See a summary of recent industry awards won by Mercer

Mercer was named to the 2015 Forbes America’s Best Employers List, ranking in the top 500 companies.


Forbes List


$4.2 billion in revenue.

81-year history.

Four business segments.

20,000+ colleagues.

Operations in over 130 countries

Michelle Bottomley is 2015 Hall of Femme Honoree

Mercer's Chief Marketing & Sales Officer has been honored with membership in the Direct Marketing News' Hall of Femme. The honorees are insprirational leaders and champions of customer-centric marketing.

Hall of Femme details

Top Health Promotion Professional

Tre' McCalister, a principal in the Mercer Employee Health & Benefits (EH&B) business in Texas, has been chosen as one of the Wellness Council of America's (WELCOA) Top 100 Health Promotion Professionals of 2014.

Award winner details



Communication Wins Workplace Savings Award

Mercer is delighted to be recognised for the sixth consecutive year at the Workplace Savings NZ Awards last night in the “Best Other Communication (Workplace Savings or Kiwisaver)” category, for customer communication excellence and innovation.


New Zealand Award

Mercer Wins Award For Best Annual Report

Mercer is delighted our efforts have been rewarded! Our Mercer KiwiSaver scheme Annual Report won in the “Best Annual Report” category at the WriteMark Plain English Awards in New Zealand.

New Zealand Award WInner

Deborah Cooper Named Pension Actuary Of The Year

Professional Leader of Mercer’s UK Retirement business and Partner, Deborah Cooper, has been named Pensions Actuary of the Year by the Actuarial Post.


Actuary Of The Year

Clarke Makes FN100 Most Influential Women List

Mercer’s Global Head of Investment Research, Deb Clarke has been named in the 2014 FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance list, compiled by Financial News.


Most Influential Woman List

Jane Ambachtsheer Earns Canada’s Clean16 Award

Jane Ambachtsheer, Toronto based Partner and global head of Mercer’s Responsible Investment business, has been recognised in the 2015 Clean50, an annual award which recognizes those who have done the most to advance the cause of sustainability and clean capitalism in Canada.


Ambachtsheer Honored

Top 100 OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders List

Mercer’s UK Head of HR and Board Member, Dr Siobhan Martin, has made the Top 100 OUTstanding LGBT Business Leaders List which aims to recognise the actions of executives that have sought to make the workplace more welcoming to LGBT individuals.


OUTstanding Business Leaders

Deborah Cooper named Pensions Actuary of the Year

Deborah Cooper, has been named Pensions Actuary of the Year by the Actuarial Post. Following an initial nomination and shortlisting process the final decision was put to public vote, and Deborah was the overwhelming winner in her category, receiving 54% of the votes.


Pensions Actuary of the Year

Deb Clarke named on the FN100

Deb Clarke has been named on the FN100 Most Influential Women in Finance


Deb Clarke named on the FN100

European Pensions Consultancy of the Year

Mercer won the European Pensions Consultancy of the Year at the 2014 European Pensions Awards. According to the Editor-in-Chief, Francesca Fabrizi: “The judges were impressed with Mercer for always being present on the European pensions scene, doing its best to understand what’s going on and trying to find solutions to pension fund problems – a firm that is clearly dedicated to the development of pension funds on a European level, with innovation and excellence at the heart of its offerings.”


Award listing

Foundation Honors Mercer’s Orlando Ashford

The Foundation of Westchester Clubmen is honoring Orlando Ashford, President of the Talent business at Mercer, a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments, with the Corporate Award. He is being recognized for his outstanding leadership and dedication to community service. The Foundation honored Mr. Orlando at its 55th Anniversary Founders’ Tribute Gala awards dinner at the Beckwith Pointe Country Club in New York on May 29.


Westchester Clubmen

Chernosky Wins “40 Under 40 Recognition Award”

Jeff Chernosky, Principal, M&A, has been named a 2014 “40 Under 40 Recognition Award” winner by The M&A Advisor in the service provider category.


40 Under 40 Award Winners

Mike Halloran Named as a Top 25 Consultant

Consulting magazine has named Mike Halloran, a Senior Partner with Talent who specializes in executive compensation, as one of the Top 25 Consultants of 2014, singling him out for Excellence in Client Service.


Top 25 consultants

Best Pension Plan Administration Services Provider

For the fourth year in a row, Mercer has been named the World’s Best Provider of Pension Plan Administration Services by Global Finance magazine.


Best Pension Admin Provider

Best Compensation Survey Organization in China

On 12 March, Mercer was recognized as the Best Compensation Survey Organization in Greater China 2013-2014 at the award ceremony for Best HR Service Providers in Greater China 2013-2014 in Shanghai. This annual award program is hosted by Human Capital Management magazine, which is published by HRoot, China’s leading human resource internet and media company.


Human Capital Management

Griffin Named To Consulting Magazine’s 35 Under 35

Heather Griffin, Principal, Employee Health & Benefits, was recognized by Consulting magazine for its Rising Stars of the Profession: 35 Under 35 award in the March issue. “This award means that I have been very lucky thus far and that preparation in many places met the right opportunities,” said Heather. “It means that this is still just the beginning and that hopefully you find new and exciting opportunities to continue on a trajectory of growth.”


Rising Stars of the Profession

Uncover the Numbers Website Earns First Place

Mercer’s Uncover the Numbers online retirement education campaign earned a first place award from the 2014 Pensions & Investments Eddy Awards in the Ongoing Investment Education category. The award-winning website offers participants a fun, interactive way to boost their retirement planning knowledge while engaging in a game-like experience.


Uncover The Numbers

Mercer Consultants Recognized by Risk & Insurance

Risk & Insurance® magazine has named James Bernstein, Principal, Employee Health & Benefits; Robert Ditty, Partner, Employee Health & Benefits; and Jan Wigen, Principal, Employee Health & Benefits as 2014 Power Broker® winners in the Employee Benefits category. The magazine’s annual Power Broker® award recognizes individuals for their creativity in solving risk-related problems, their demonstrated industry knowledge, and their high level of client service.


2014 Power Broker Winners

Top Investment Consultant In The UK Market

Mercer ranked as the top investment consultant in the UK market, having topped three of the four category areas: ‘quality of research’, ‘servicing’ and ‘innovation and development in DC’.


Learn more about this award

UK large investment advisory firm of the year

Mercer has once again been named "UK large investment advisory firm of the year - hedge funds", based on votes cast by Acquisition International Magazine subscribers and the international hedge fund community.


Learn more about this award



Pair Makes List of Most Influential Consultants

Mercer had two consultants on aiCIO’s recently published list of The World’s 25 Most Influential Investment Consultants. Andrew Kirton, Global Chief Investment Officer and Jeff Schutes, Business Leader of Growth Market Investments were included in the second annual edition of the “Knowledge Brokers” list. Toni Brown, former Mercer Director of US Client Consulting, was also mentioned.


AI-CIO Magazine

Vault 2014 Survey Ranks Mercer #1 in HR Consulting

In its latest survey of more than 5,000 practicing consultants, dated a 2014 ranking, the website Vault.com, a premier provider of career planning research, has ranked Mercer number one in human resources consulting. This is the second year in a row that Mercer has captured this top honor. “We are very pleased that once again this year, our professional peers ranked Mercer number one in this third-party industry survey,” said Julio A. Portalatin, President and CEO of Mercer.


Mercer is #1 in HR consulting

Mercer On InformationWeek 500 Tech innovator List

Mercer has been recognized as one of the top US technology innovators of the year according to InformationWeek. Mercer was recognized for its socially enabled global intranet, Mercer Link, and its success in supporting thousands of employees worldwide to connect, collaborate, and innovate in order to better serve clients and grow its business. This recognition follows a previous InformationWeek article that named Mercer a top social business leader.


InformationWeek 500

Mercer's Kohli Named One of "HR’s Most Wanted"

Girish Kohli, an associate for Talent in New Delhi, was identified as one of "HR's 25 Most Wanted” in a list of the top young HR leaders in India by People Matters, a leading trade publication. The initiative, called “Are You in the List?” was co-sponsored by Development Dimensions International (a talent management company focused on assessment and development), the National Human Resources Development Network, and Harvard Business Publishing.


People Matters article