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Type of Role: Investments

Experience Level: Analyst/Associate

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Salary: $90K - $133K

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.

Senior Investment Research Analyst

What can you expect?

  • You will be joining a team of seasoned researchers who will help you get up to speed quickly.
  • You will have the chance to enhance and develop your knowledge of institutional investing, growing your skill set and adding value to our clients.

What is in it for you?

  • Competitive benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401k and generous paid time off.
  • Opportunity to work with some of the smartest people in the industry, while working for a global company with a dynamic culture.
  • You will have the chance to network with other colleagues in our Business Resource Groups (BRGs) – Mercer Cares (community involvement), PRIDE, Women@Mercer, Racial & Ethnic Diversity and Rising Professionals Network!

We will count on you to:

  • Support senior researchers in undertaking due diligence on investment management firms and their strategies, primarily with respect to equity strategies.
  • Support senior researchers in making recommendations to the firm’s investment consultants as to the capability and suitability of the strategies for institutional clients.
  • Assist in preparing written reports covering research and points of view resulting from meetings with investment managers.
  • Qualitative and quantitative reasoning of a manager’s investment strategy and philosophy, portfolio management capabilities, and ability to implement investment ideas.
  • Assist researchers and consultants during manager searches, including preparing comparative analysis on manager candidates.
  • Work on asset class or strategy specific research projects.

What you need to have: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Business, or related discipline.
  • 0-3 years of relevant experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated rational and critical thinking skills.

What makes you stand out?

  • Working towards CFA or CAIA designation.
  • Prior experience in institutional investment management or consulting industry.
  • Passion for investing, markets, and delivering results for clients.

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 approximately 25,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in 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 $20 billion. Through its market-leading businesses including Marsh, Guy Carpenterand Oliver Wyman, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment. For more information, visit 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.

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Marsh McLennan is committed to hybrid work, which includes the flexibility of working remotely and the collaboration, connections and professional development benefits of working together in the office. All Marsh McLennan colleagues are expected to be in their local office or working onsite with clients at least three days per week. Office-based teams will identify at least one “anchor day” per week on which their full team will be together in person.