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Mercer’s Global Manager Search Trends
Calendar16 May 2017

Investment Management Trends. Did you know?

  • The Mercer global search trends shows that throughout 2016 Mercer advised clients on 857 searches, leading to US$56.8 billion of assets being placed in new mandates.
  • 2016 saw a slight decline in the total number of searches and assets allocated compared to 2015. The headline numbers mask some significant regional differences: search activity fell in North America, the UK and Australia, while it rose in most other regions.  
  • Fixed-income searches increased slightly year over year, with continued demand for non-traditional asset classes.


Industry Intelligence: Get the Latest Data on the Asset Classes Selected by Pension Plans, Endowments, Foundations, and Other Institutional Investors.

Obtain a unique insight into the investment manager searches Mercer is conducting for its clients by accessing real-time data tailored to what you want to know  (aggregated by asset class, and updated quarterly) by subscribing to the MercerInsight Trends module. A sophisticated yet simple-to-use cloud-based platform for institutional investors to access all of Mercer’s research on investment managers.

Subscribers gain valuable business intelligence through the information and analysis found within the MercerInsight Trends module, including access to the underlying search data (aggregated by asset class, and updated quarterly) and the ability to view and identify asset categories gaining most interest by asset owners.

Please fill out the form below if you would like more information on how to gain access to the Trends module and your local representative will contact you.


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MercerInsight Trends Module allows you to understand trends in asset manager searches, with ability to manipulate aggregate data, allowing bespoke filtering and reporting. This same module will allow you to compare your investment management fees against those of other managers (in aggregate) for similar products. 

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