A Proprietary, Web-based Database System Containing Information on More Than 6,000 Investment Managers and 32,000+ Investment Strategies.
- Online RFP, allowing managers to channel firm-wide and strategy level quantitative and qualitative information to Mercer investment manager researchers and consultants.
- GIMD is fundamental to Mercer’s investment manager research, and underpins our manager selection and investment monitoring for our asset owner clients.
- The information from GIMD is used directly by over 300 asset owner clients, such as pension plans, endowment, and foundations.
- Information contained in the database includes detailed firm-wide, as well as strategy-level quantitative and qualitative information. Strong global coverage of all main asset classes: equities, bonds, real estate, and alternatives.
The entries are maintained by the investment managers themselves, with our research consultants adding research notes, news items, research priorities, and ratings.
Benefits of Being in the Database (GIMD™)
The information captured in GIMD is not only used by our internal research and consulting teams, this information will also be visible to the 300+ high-value external clients who subscribe to our financial analytics tool MercerInsight. MercerInsight is a powerful platform that provides global, comprehensive coverage of the products available to institutional investors and the ability to view a wide range of information, from quantitative analysis on performance and holdings data to the ratings and recommendations from Mercer’s global manager research boutiques. From performance analytics to client search activity, MercerInsight also provides investment managers with the intelligence they need to assess their product positioning in the institutional marketplace.
Research & Consultant Exposure
GIMD makes your firm visible to Mercer’s global manager research team which conducts more than 3,200 meetings with investment managers each year in order to identify investment strategies suitable for our clients. The database is a primary resource for identifying strategies suitable for research. During 2017, we used this research to help our clients with 996 manager searches worldwide, accounting for US $70.2 billion worth of assets placed.
Solution that Makes a Difference
Maintaining the information stored in GIMD often negates the need for our consultants to make requests for proposals or information (RFPs/RFIs). Managers are therefore channeling their information and communicating their investment philosophy and process directly to our 1,200+ staff globally in a single transaction.
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