About Mercer

About Mercer

At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re managing superannuation, designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement, or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

Our Values

Our fundamental values unite us as a firm — across offices and geographies, businesses and solutions, generations and cultures. In the Pacific, organisations look to Mercer for global insights, thought leadership and product innovation to help transform and grow their businesses. More than 28,000 companies and their employees around the world thrive by engaging with Mercer because we believe:

  • People are at the heart of everythingThey drive our innovation, our solutions, and our passions.
  • The future is made in the actions we take today. Together, we have the power to create healthier, happier, and more rewarding tomorrows.

This purpose unites our colleagues around the world, and these principles reflect our commitment to the individuals and families whose lives we impact every day.

Our History

From the beginning, we’ve been in the business of putting people’s futures first. In 1945, William M. Mercer, Ltd, began in Canada and grew to become a premier provider of actuarial and benefits consulting services. Acquired by Marsh & McLennan Companies in 1959 and merged with its own employee benefits department, the firm expanded through growth and acquisition to become a global leader in health, retirement, investments, and talent. Even as times have changed and our firm has evolved, our core purpose has remained clear: We make a positive difference in people’s lives. For generations, clients have counted on us to provide actionable insights and forward-thinking solutions, and as our global reach and resources have expanded, so have our capabilities. Today, Mercer works with clients in 130 markets around the world, helping them continue to advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset — their people.

Marsh & McLennan Companies

Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan (NYSE: MMC) the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. The company’s more than 60,000 colleagues advise clients in over 130 countries. With annual revenue over $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading firms. Marsh advises individual and commercial clients of all sizes on insurance broking and innovative risk management solutions. Guy Carpenter develops advanced risk, reinsurance and capital strategies that help clients grow profitably and pursue emerging opportunities. Mercer delivers advice and technology-driven solutions that help organizations meet the health, wealth and career needs of a changing workforce. Oliver Wyman serves as a critical strategic, economic and brand advisor to private sector and governmental clients.