Backstop Solutions Group and Mercer form strategic alliance

Backstop Solutions Group (Backstop), a cloud-based productivity suite for institutional and alternative investors, and Mercer, a business of Marsh & McLennan, have formed a strategic alliance which will make Mercer’s institutional investment data, forward-looking research and ratings available through Backstop’s platform.

Backstop clients who subscribe to MercerInsight, Mercer’s cloud-based investment manager research and analytics platform, will be able to access institutional investment data, research and ratings on over 7,000 managers and 35,000 strategies through Backstop’s productivity platform, enabling such institutional asset owners, consultants, and advisors clients to quickly ascertain Mercer’s views on managers to bolster their own research and opinions.

“Across the institutional investment industry, there is a growing focus on productivity,” says Clint Coghill, CEO Backstop Solutions Group. “In joining forces with Mercer, we are able to deliver a best-in-class experience to our clients by providing both key insights and the tools to effectively manage those insights. Users can streamline research and portfolio management workflows with seamless access to fund performance and analysis as well as manager research and ratings, all within their Backstop platform.”
“Investment professionals today face a real challenge with information overload. To help support the development of value added insights, information needs to be managed and made relevant to investors’ own circumstances, and their actual or intended investments,” says Rich Nuzum, Global President of Mercer’s Investments and Retirement business. “Mercer’s research, analysis and insights from more than 200 manager researchers is now flowing through the Backstop platform, giving asset owners the relevant and timely information they need, integrated into their daily workflow, to enable better collaboration and productivity.”