In early 2021, Mercer and Nasdaq eVestment entered into an alliance to bring greater transparency and new efficiencies to the institutional market. The express goals were to make it easier for asset owners to access more data for fact-based decision making and to make it easier for managers to provide the data asset owners and consultants require for due diligence.
An immediate benefit of this alliance is that asset owners will have the option of accessing Mercer ratings and research through Nasdaq eVestment platforms. This offering brings together trusted data and robust analytics from Nasdaq eVestment with forward-looking research from Mercer in a single access point, simplifying the investor due diligence workflow. (Asset owners who are not Nasdaq eVestment subscribers will continue to receive Mercer research directly from Mercer.)
Platform development and functionality will be released in several phases, with anticipated completion in the second half of 2022. The alliance will result in the creation of a new co-branded solution for Mercer’s asset owner clients, MercerInsight – a digital alliance with Nasdaq eVestment, built on Nasdaq eVestment’s platform technology, and the existing MercerInsight platform will ultimately be retired.
In addition, Mercer’s GIMD will be combined with the Nasdaq eVestment dataset, creating a new global source of data for the institutional market with unprecedented coverage, and Mercer’s GIMD will ultimately be retired. At that point, managers that report to Mercer’s GIMD will report exclusively to Nasdaq eVestment’s Input Portal, easing the burden of data submission for managers that currently report to both Mercer’s GIMD and Nasdaq eVestment’s Input Portal.