The most important decision for an investor is asset allocation. Our teams of capital markets experts and wealth management consultants can provide you our standard reference portfolios or work with you to build a customized suite of portfolios that reflect the unique circumstances of your client base.
Asset allocation is typically the most significant driver of a portfolio’s return and can play a key role in portfolios for your clients. Have you evaluated these factors?
Mercer can help. We look at all the objectives and constraints that come into play in any investment decision. We believe that portfolio risk factors should be aligned with your client’s total risk profile and goals.
Mercer builds portfolios from a global mindset but translated to the unique circumstances of you and your clients. From a Strategic Asset Allocation perspective, we take a factor-based approach that seeks to build goal-based portfolios that reflect a client’s unique circumstances. In addition to standard “optimization” based on expected returns and risk, we stress-test our portfolios, evaluate the downside risk, liquidity fees, and the likelihood of the assets not meeting their targeted returns.
Our Dynamic Asset Allocation process is designed to help investors identify specific opportunities — and risks — in the markets by evaluating current valuations, macro concerns, and investor sentiment to help clients determine when and where to deploy capital as efficiently as possible.
Multi-asset strategies have ascended in the past few years, with the growth in assets under management (AuM) matched by abundant product launches. Liquidity, transparency and fees lower than many other liquid alternatives have made multi-asset strategies attractive options for constrained investors (e.g., defined contribution pension schemes with liquidity and fee constraints, or small institutional investors with governance constraints). Meanwhile, larger, less constrained investors have also found a place for these multi-asset strategies within their portfolios, particularly where they can demonstrate diversification benefits within the broader asset mix.
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