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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: VP/Principal/Director

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Salary: $126K - $252K

Mercer’s Outsourced Chief Investment Officer (OCIO) and investment solutions help companies focus resources on what matters most — their people and business strategy — and less on managing their retirement plans. Our OCIO and Investment Solutions professionals assist in setting investment strategies that leverage our investment capabilities across our global enterprise — and by fusing economics with empathy. Details below.

Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position based in the NYC, Boston, Washington D.C., or Philadelphia office:

Principal, Infrastructure Investments

What can you expect?

  • The Real Assets Team provides clients with investment services across the full spectrum of private real assets investments, including real estate, infrastructure, and opportunistic real assets on both a discretionary and non-discretionary basis.
  • The global 40+ person team is responsible for evaluating real assets markets, identifying investment opportunities, and managing client portfolios.
  • We advise our clients on making debt and equity investments into real assets via private investment vehicles (primary fund investments), co-investments, and secondaries.
  • We also support the firm on broader research and developing firm-wide views on the sector.
  • The Principal, Infrastructure Investments is an integral position the Infrastructure Investment team in North America, covering a broad array of infrastructure investment strategies such as digital, energy transition, transportation assets, and other related sectors.
  • As part of a global investment team, this position will focus on five primary responsibilities: 1) identifying, evaluating, and monitoring private infrastructure investments, 2) researching and opining on real assets trends, 3) serving as a resource to clients; 4) sourcing and executing co-investment transactions; and 5) supporting colleagues and clients on sector related matters and opportunities.

What’s in it for you?

  • A global company with a strong brand and a commitment to growth.
  • A culture of internal mobility, collaboration and extraordinary career opportunities.
  • Competitive pay and outstanding benefits.
  • Paid time off to give back through non-profit community service.
  • Employee Resource Groups that provide access to leaders, relevant volunteer and mentoring opportunities, and interactions with counterparts in industry groups and client organizations.

We will count on you to:

  • Lead investment due diligence on investment opportunities (infrastructure primary funds and co-investments) across a variety of sectors, such as transportation, renewables / energy, digital and social infrastructure.
  • Complete written assessments and recommendations utilized by our clients and colleagues to support investment decisions, including due diligence reports, investment memorandums, industry research papers, and other presentations for a wide variety of audiences.
  • Source new investment opportunities by leveraging existing industry relationships, building new relationships, and identifying other creative sourcing channels in collaboration with the broader team.
  • Actively monitor and evaluate investment managers and other investments on an ongoing basis by reviewing periodic reporting, participating in regular monitoring calls, and attending investor meetings.
  • Present at a variety of internal meetings, investment research committee discussions, and marketing presentations.
  • Support real assets and infrastructure business development initiatives.
  • Serve as a resource to colleagues seeking current information on real assets investment opportunities, including data and analysis, comparison to other fund managers, co-investments or secondaries, and the opinion of the investment team.
  • Work directly with clients that are actively building Real Asset portfolios.

What you need to have:

  • 5-8 years of private investment experience, with a significant portion of infrastructure experience.
  • Coinvestment, secondaries and/or direct investment experience a plus.
  • Strong collaborator and work-ethic.
  • Demonstrated qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated relationship-building skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication and strong business writing skills.
  • Ability and willingness to engage in conversation with managers and references.
  • Willingness and ability to travel.

What makes you stand out:

  • Relevant academic credentials and additional qualifications (e.g., CFA, CAIA).
  • Complementary experience in related areas such as corporate finance, transaction services, and / or asset management.
  • Demonstrated interest in real assets investing.
  • Ability to think “outside the box” to source creative investment ideas.
  • Proven ability to influence stakeholders.
  • Ability to drive the project management process, providing clear direction and managing deadlines, workflow, and quality control for projects.
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial and enthusiastic personality.

Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people, with more than 85,000 colleagues and annual revenue of over $23 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenter and Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit mercer.com. Follow Mercer on LinkedIn and X.

Marsh McLennan is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people and embrace diversity of age background, disability, ethnic origin, family duties, gender orientation or expression, marital status, nationality, parental status, personal or social status, political affiliation, race, religion and beliefs, sex/gender, sexual orientation or expression, skin color, veteran status (including protected veterans), or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you have a need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting TANA@mmc.com

The applicable base salary range for this role is $126,000 to $252,000.

The base pay offered will be determined on factors such as experience, skills, training, location, certifications, education, and any applicable minimum wage requirements. Decisions will be determined on a case-by-case basis. In addition to the base salary, this position may be eligible for performance-based incentives.

We are excited to offer a competitive total rewards package which includes health and welfare benefits, tuition assistance, 401K savings and other retirement programs as well as employee assistance programs.