The new services come in advance of the roll out of the Mercer Advisor Portal (MAP) in September 2013. Wealth managers, private client asset managers, private banks and financial advisors will be able to access, through the portal, forward-looking, institutional-quality research and analytical tools to help improve the performance of their clients’ assets. The system was developed as an alternative to strictly quantitative approaches to asset allocation and manager selection.Notes for Editors Mercer’s Investment business is built on the company’s global approach to research in which it has invested heavily. Mercer currently has four investment research boutiques with each focused on a category of strategies equities, bonds, alternatives and real estate. Mercer employs over 100 full-time manager research professionals, many with actual fund management experience. Boutique members are experts in their own markets and asset class characteristics, giving each boutique a depth of research which complements Mercer’s renowned breadth of research. Members are located around the world and share information and research with their colleagues on a global basis. They are responsible for research, advice across all aspects of asset class investment and implementations, including due diligence on managers, strategies and funds, structure of asset class allocations, research on specific asset class investment trends and opportunities, advice on portfolio structuring, due diligence and assistance with fee and mandate negotiation, ongoing monitoring of investment managers and client portfolios, including regular updates on performance. About Mercer Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. With 53,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $10 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit www.mercer.com. Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.