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Mercer FundWatch: Modern Ratings for Modern Investors

Mercer FundWatch is an investment ratings service providing research and ratings on funds available to individual investors and financial advisors.


  • Delivers high-quality, forward-looking research on funds and a simple rating system
  • Focuses on the “exposure” a fund provides and net-of-fee future performance prospects
  • Offers access to a Mercer news bulletin that highlights changes affecting rated funds





Ratings With an Eye Towards the Future

Mercer FundWatch features a forward-looking methodology that helps guide individual investors and financial advisors to those funds which we believe have greater out-performance prospects. Because of this, even new funds can receive ratings.



A Research-Driven Methodology


Our research process focuses on identifying alpha through the following methodology:

Research driven: Our forward-looking, research-intensive process builds on a deep understanding of each investment fund covered.


Repeatable: We use a robust and consistent framework to assess each fund’s capabilities.


Evidence based: We focus on characteristics that have been shown to enhance the probability of sustainable alpha generation, which can vary over time and by asset class.


Flexible: We use flexibility and past experience to focus on the relevant characteristics for a given fund.


 How to make Mercer FundWatch work for you



Fund Managers


  • Get a star rating from a global leader in manager research
  • Forward-looking methodology means even new funds can get a rating
  • Highlight your top funds to investors



Financial advisors and fund distributors


  • Enhance your existing due diligence process
  • News bulletins help you stay ahead of investors’ questions and concerns
  • Access research at your fingertips through the publically available website




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Mercer FundWatchTM is an investment fund rating service only and does not offer for sale, solicit to buy, or facilitate any trading in, the investment funds rated. Mercer's ratings do not constitute individualized investment advice, are for information purposes only and are not recommendations to buy or sell, or to forbear from buying or selling, any rated investment fund. Mercer and its affiliates do not recommend any of the investment funds rated for any particular person who uses the service; investment decisions should be made in consultation with professional advisers and in consideration of a particular investor's return objectives and tolerance for loss of investment. Investment funds fluctuate in value, and investors are subject to the risk of losing their entire investment. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Investors should read carefully the relevant offering documentation, which is not provided by Mercer or FundWatch but is available from the investment fund or its distributor, prior to making an investment.

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The investment funds rated on Mercer FundWatch are limited to those managed by managers that have paid or otherwise contracted with Mercer for their funds to be rated, and therefore do not include all investment funds that may be available to, or suitable for, a particular investor. These managers can elect to have the rating in respect of their fund published on the public website

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The findings, ratings and/or opinions expressed on Mercer FundWatch are the intellectual property of Mercer and are subject to change without notice. Findings, ratings and opinions made in respect of investment funds on Mercer FundWatch are based on an assessment at a certain point in time. They are not intended to convey any guarantees as to the future performance of the investment products, asset classes or capital markets discussed. Mercer has not conducted any operational risk assessments on the rated investment funds nor their managers. Information contained herein has been obtained from a range of third-party sources. The information contained herein is provided on an 'as is' basis and is subject to change from time to time. While the information is believed to be reliable, Mercer has not sought to verify it independently. As such, Mercer makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy of the information presented and takes no responsibility or liability (including for indirect, consequential or incidental damages), for any error, omission or inaccuracy in the data supplied by any third-party or any information contained on Mercer FundWatch which is based on such third-party data. 

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FOR “PROFESSIONAL INVESTOR”, “INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR” AND “ACCREDITED INVESTOR”-ONLY FUNDS: Where the fund rated is open to investment only by certain sophisticated investors (“Professional Investors”), this material is not intended for the use of, nor should it be used by, persons who are not Professional Investors. By using such material, you represent and warrant that you are a Professional Investor.

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