Mercer teams with eVestment

Mercer and eVestment have formed a strategic alliance intended to expand access to high-quality research on investment managers and their investment strategies for institutional investors.

Effective immediately, asset owners will be able to access Mercer’s library of public and private markets research, ratings and operational risk assessment content through eVestment platforms. With close to 1,000 pension plans, endowments, family offices and other asset owners already relying on eVestment, access to Mercer’s research through the same platforms will simplify their workflow and deepen their due diligence capabilities.
The alliance brings together eVestment’s and Mercer’s databases for institutional investors and combines eVestment’s analytics and Mercer’s research to create a new global source of intelligence for both asset owners and asset managers. The aggregated data and content across Mercer and eVestment will support investment decisions and advice for more than $40 trillion of institutional assets across the two firms’ respective client bases of asset allocators. 
“Our shared vision is to create an ecosystem of trusted data, robust analytics and forward-looking research that investment professionals can rely on as they pursue due diligence on candidate investment strategies to help achieve their target outcomes,” says Rich Nuzum, President of Mercer’s Investments & Retirement business. “By bringing together eVestment’s data and analytics, with Mercer’s research and intellectual capital, this alliance will improve our clients’ ability to make timely, high-quality investment decisions.”
“The integration of Mercer’s forward-looking public and private markets research alongside our data and analytics capabilities is truly a game changer,” says Lauren Dillard, Executive Vice President of Nasdaq’s Investment Intelligence Group, which includes eVestment. “This collaboration will open up access to more data and bring transparency in the institutional marketplace to a new level.”

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