22 March 2016

Australia, Melbourne

Mercer’s Financial  Advice business is growing its presence in Sydney’s rapidly growing west, with  the establishment of a new team in Parramatta. 

The move  will enable Mercer to be more accessible to financial advice customers in Western Sydney and better service the needs of the firm’s growing Mercer Super Trust client base.

Parramatta, including  its surrounds, is the fastest growing region in New South Wales and is undergoing significant investment. It is estimated around 50,000 new jobs will be created  in Parramatta in the next 20 years, and by 2050, the region could house 70% of  Sydney’s population.

Mercer’s  Financial Advice Leader (Pacific), Michelle Smith, said, “We are committed to improving the prosperity of Australians, and the expansion to Parramatta places us at the geographical heart of Sydney and a major business, government and commercial hub.”

“For our clients, this means access to on-the-ground financial advisers, tapped into a  global network of researchers and investment experts currently advising on $190  trillion of assets world-wide,” Ms Smith added.

“Mercer was the first salaried advice business in  Australia to have every office (60 Financial Advisers) accredited as a Professional Practices of the Financial Planning Association.

“Our advisors have the best of both worlds – we can be product agnostic and we can draw upon the latest thinking, research and market forecasts of our global investment network.” said Ms Smith.

Mercer's Financial  Advice team is growing strongly and consists of around 60 highly qualified advisers operating from seven offices around Australia. Advice provided by the team  includes:

  • Wealth accumulation strategies
  • Wealth protection strategies
  • Intergenerational transfer of wealth

Mercer will maintain its existing financial advice operations at its Sussex Street office in Sydney’s CBD.

For more information on Mercer’s Financial Advice business, visit


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