Mercer Statement Regarding the Allocated Pension Division

Mercer Statement Regarding the Allocated Pension Division


Mercer Statement Regarding the Allocated Pension Division (APD) of the Mercer Super Trust

  • 2 May 2018
  • Australia, Melbourne

Mercer is privileged to help more than 200,000 Australians provide for their retirement security through our Mercer Super Trust offering.  We take seriously the responsibilities that come with this privilege.

Mercer does not support making it difficult for customers to find information about their product choices or to access other products.  That would be entirely inconsistent with our values and our approach to conducting business.  We regret any statements suggesting we advocate withholding information from members.  

In January 2014, we made changes to the Allocated Pension Division (APD) of the Mercer Super Trust which served approximately 1,800 members.  These changes were implemented in response to new legislative requirements commonly referred to as “FOFA”.    

Mercer has taken the allegations raised in the Four Corners Story very seriously and has engaged an external law firm to conduct a review into the allegations raised therein.

We have reached out to all APD members reminding them to take up our financial advice health check, and we will continue to communicate with these members.

Our Mercer team of more than 2,000, is committed to working hard to maintain the trust that we have earned over the last 40 years operating in Australia.     



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Mercer’s more than 22,000 employees are based in 44 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), the leading global professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With more than 65,000 colleagues and annual revenue over $14 billion, through its market-leading companies including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh & McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit